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SJCAM's Action Cam SJCAM SJ5000+ is now available at Ikeshop in Japan. It shoots a 1080p/60FPS footage at 30 meters below the surface of the sea and supports Wi-Fi. The SJ5000+ is a successor model to the previous SJ4000 Action CAM, which we reviewed last year.
Nike released 3 new Nike AirMax models from their Kabutomushi Collection. These models were designed in the image of Kabutomushi that means Japanese beetles in English.
SoftBank is going to release wireless MIDI music Keyboard C.24 exclusively on December 16 before the rest of the world. It is manufactured by an American startup, Miselu. The price is ¥24,000.
Ralph Baer - Video Game Console Inventor - AkihabaraNews.com
Though he's not regarded in the same fashion, considering the impact this one guy has had on the entirety of humanity, in our opinion it's completely reasonable to place Baer among the ranks of your Steve Jobses, Bill Gateses, and Jeff Bezoses.
Softbank sells Hello Kitty headphones in collaboration with Beats
Hello Kitty x Beats Electronics-collaborated special headphone models will be available at SoftBank stores all over Japan. There models are created to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty's birth.

Google unveils Japanese pricing for Nexus 6 on Japanese Google Play 
The release date hasn't been stated clearly. It says soon-to-be-released.

Japanese company iGUAZU has started selling 3D Systems' personal 3D scanner for iPad - iSense - in Japan on August 18.

Set iSense to an iPad with the dedicated application installed and scan an object to make its 3D data. It's a very compact device (119.2x27.9x29mm, 99.2g) so that you can bring it with you anywhere you go and use it easily.

In addition, the accompanying software allows you to convert scanned data to STL data for shaping the form in a 3D printer.
 

After acquiring an ownership stake in American telecommunication company, Sprint, in July 2013, SoftBank finally started getting more serious about developing a partnership with Sprint.

SoftBank recently announced that they have developed a smartphone platform jointly with Sprint to reduce procurement costs and bring the device's price down. They are also now able to make their own unique devices and these co-developed devices will be sold in Japan and the U.S.

Editor - August 01, 2014

Toyota USA has announced that they are going to add the Persona to their new 2015 Prius model lineup. The price starts at $26,985.

Persona is one of the Toyota's Prius models that is customized for the American market. The first Persona model was released in the fall of 2012, and the new 2015 model will be the second in the line-up.

Tomomi Itano, who is a former AKB48 member and known as Tomochin by her fans, is going to perform for the first time in the U.S. very soon at the J-POP SUMMIT FESTIVAL 2014 held in San Francisco.

She is invited to perform as an "honorable guest".

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