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You can decorate your eyes with Rilakkuma-designed disposable contact lenses. They come in a 10 lense-pack set and are sold for ¥1,800.

Editor - November 21, 2014

Tamiya is going to release a Kumamon radio-controlled tractor called R/C Tractor Kumamon Version. It will be sold as a construction kit and finished goods.

Funassyi has released his 2nd single -  a new danceable song called "Boogie Boogie Funassyi" that will be out on August 20.

The new mascot character, "Toranomon" of the new Tokyo skyscraper complex Toranomon Hills has been receiving great response, and tons of people have already visited there to take a photo with Toranomon's statue.

A lot of AkihabaraNews readers liked our past coverage about Toranomon, too:

Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

He is not Doraemon. He is TORANOMON!

As one of the Tokyo's current large-scale urban redevelopment projects, another new skyscraper complex is going to open in 2 days in central Tokyo.

The building is called Toranomon Hills and they unveiled its mascot character "Toranomon" collaborated with the animation company Fujiko Pro. Yes, we love mascots!

Japan Airlines is going to start offering a special in-flight meal jointly developed with Kumamoto prefecture which is located in the southern island of Kyushu. The name of the in-flight meal is (of course) named after THAT famous bear character mascot, "Air Kumamon".

Kumamon - AkihabaraNews.com

Chubby Bear FAAAAAME!
Well, it appears the archipelago just isn’t big enough to contain all the cute.

Yoriko Takahashi - March 12, 2014

Today is Kumamon's birthday!
(a.k.a. the day when all of the Kyushu Shinkansen routes opened)

Kumamon meets Honda's small motorcycle series, Monkey. The collaboration motorbike Monkey Kumamon Version is going to be released on April 14. The exterior is colored with Kumomon's image color: black and red. Kumamon and Honda's logo are printed on the fuel tank. Red wheels are made in the motif of Kumomon's cheeks.

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