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On Google Play in Japan, the Google's platform Android Wear built-in LG's new smart watch - LG G Watch - went on sale today. The price is 22,900 yen.

Information and photos of Samsung's Gear Live is also currently listed on Google Play, but it still says that Gear Live will be out in the near future.

Häagen-Dazs yesterday started selling new flavored ice cream from their Japanese-themed ice cream series "Japonais". The series is only available in Seven-Eleven stores in Japan.

The new flavor is called "Japonais Vanilla & Kinako Kuromitsu". Kinako means soybean flour, and kuromitsu means Japanese brown sugar syrup in English.

The ice cream consists of 4 layers of the following yumminess:

Google's new HDMI streaming media player "Chromecast" mirrors online content such as TV shows, movies and music from smartphones, tablets, and notebook PCs to a TV screen.

Compatible online content includes Google Play Movies, YouTube, dVideo (provided by NTT docomo), Video Pass (provided by au), movies/TV shows/videos/music/photos/website from Chrome browsers and so on. Android smartphone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows Chrome or Mac Chrome can be used as a remote control.

A US-based audio company, SMS Audio, made 4 models of Star Wars character design headphones (STREET by 50 series). In early July, they will be available in Japan for about 21,000 yen by Modernity Co., Ltd., the Japanese audio products distributer.

Models:
- Rebel Alliance (Luke Skywalker)
- Storm Trooper
- Galactic Empire (Darth Vader)
- Boba Fett

The Japanese major online store Rakuten and the American company Livescribe yesterday agreed to sell a smartpen called Livescribe 3 on Rakuten Books.

As soon as you write on the accompanying paper notebook with the Livescribe 3 smartpen, the lines, letters or graphics you write get instantly displayed on a smartphone or tablet that has the Livescribe+ application installed. The notes are editable and searchable. Also, the hand-written letters can be converted into digital text.

2 new drinks, each using a whole banana will be available at Starbucks Japan for a limited time only, from April 16 until May 11.

They are Fresh Banana & Chocolate Cream Frappuccino and Fresh Banana & Caramel Cream Frappuccino. This is the first time for Starbucks Japan to use a whole fruit in a single drink.

Fresh Banana & Chocolate Cream Frappuccino is a chocolate flavored banana frappuccino with chocolate brown, whipped cream and chocolate sauce on top.

More spring seasonal drinks will be sold from March 19 to April 15.

The hot drink "Creamy Vanilla Latte with Lemony Swirl" and the cold drink "Creamy Vanilla Frappuccino with Lemony Swirl" will be available ONLY in Japan.

Starbucks Japan - 2014 "SAKURA" latte and frappuccino

Nakabayashi, Japanese corporation offering stationery-related products, announced that they obtained exclusive distribution rights in Japan to sell the 3D printing pen 3Doodler that the American company Wobbles Works has developed.

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