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Earphones that comes with Game Boy-like remote-control microphone will be released for ¥2,138 on December 19 by Datel Japan.

JTT (Japan Trust Technology) is now selling an 8-legged flexible smartphone stand "SPIDER PODIUM" from the English company, Breffo.

With the 8 flexible legs, you can mount different kinds of devices such as a smartphone and camera to many places. For example, you can use it as a smartphone stand in the kitchen to check a recipe or as a tripod stand for a camera by looping the legs around a pole.

 

Oigawa Railway, a railway company in Shizuoka prefecture in Japan, will run a real Thomas steam locomotive from the internationally-famous British animated TV series Thomas & Friends.

They will provide the real Thomas SL service for a limited time mainly on weekends from July 12 to October 12. This will be the first time in Asia that a Thomas train will run!

Mazda UK today unveiled the fact that they have secured 750 out of 1,000 cars of the 25th anniversary MX-5 Miata for their customers in the UK.

Last month, we reported about the special edition car made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their famous MX-5 Miata (known as Roadster in Japan).

Only 1,000 cars in total will be available all over the world.

Princeton is going to release the Christmas ornament-like portable mini speaker series Mini Buddy, manufactured by British audio accessory brand KitSound, on May 31.

On the surface of each globe-shaped speaker, A world map or the flag designs of 8 countries are painted. There are 9 different designs: World Map, Brazil, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Portugal, and England.

Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it's Sony playing Smartphone Release Roulette in what’s maybe an attempt to steal/ride new iPhone buzz but probably not, and the UK, intriguingly, is shoring up defense equipment & intelligence agreements with Japan & Korea (shhh, don't tell China).

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