"Wiped off the Map" no longer applies! These girls lost their school, friends, and family in the tsunami, but they are spreading hope with their ideas for tourism, participation in a nationwide contest, and a message to the outside world and to future generations: Yuriage is Back on the Map!
One of the great things about living in Japan is knowing that there is a neverending string of things that you’ll never fully understand. The Hikaru Skirt (“hikaru” just means “shining”) is a pretty good example thereof. But as goofy as these might be, they do catch (and keep) the eye!
From 2008 to 2013, I lived in Gunma Prefecture, drove a Nissan Silvia S14, and found that the best parts of the prefecture - and, in fact, the country - are more often than not the places that are a bit of a drive past the typical destinations, and the best experiences you can have are the ones that you share with the amazing people you meet on the long, winding road.
Shot from three popular Tokyo observation decks - Roppongi Hills, the World Trade Center, and Tokyo Telecom - this latest collection of lapses provides a really respectable overview of Tokyo's beating heart.
Before releasing a smartwatch, CASIO wanted to wait until they could offer a product with clear, well-defined utility, and resistance to the elements coupled with a difficult to bruise design makes it clear that survivability is the Smart Outdoor Watch’s killer feature. Exclusive hands-on herein!
[#2 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] If you’re reachable by terrestrial radio waves or GPS signals from space, this watch will always be accurate within about 15 nanoseconds or less. And sure, you can pop out the electronic crown with a twist and pull and set the time manually, or just like, you know, pretty much never do that again. Come meet the beautiful hulk!
[#5 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] Some caveats aside, the GH4 has AMAZING 4K video quality and colors that are even better than the Sony AX100. The GH4 offers stunningly sharp videos, which some have complained are too sharp! Seriously guys? Too Sharp? This is freaking 4K here not SD! Dive in for more from Aki founder DAIMAOU!
[#7 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] The FDR-AX100 was the first consumer camcorder that squeezed both a 1-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 video into a compact-ish body. Does it work? It’s a Sony! BUT, there were a few catches...
[#8 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] A robot-style smartphone "RoBoHoN" will be released in early 2016. It's invented by Sharp and a robot genius, Tomotaka Takahashi. In addition to provide basic smartphone features, RoBoHoN is able to talk, walk, dance, and recognize human faces. It can also become a projector.
[#15 of 2015's Top 15 Articles] We have seen the LSPX-W1S in action, proper up-close and personal-like, and it was a bit beyond impressive. It's much more than frivolous luxury, however - Sony's insanity is methodical!