Yoriko Takahashi

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Yoriko is an enditor and contributor for AkihabaraNews.

 

Freshness Burger, one of Japan's largest homegrown burger chains, is going to start selling an egg benedict-like burger called Salmon Cheese Egg Burger (¥590) and Salmon Egg Burger (¥490).

Yoriko Takahashi - November 28, 2014

Thanko - Shoulder bag with pop-up tablet holder - AkihabaraNews.com
If you have the guts to ignore what people around think about you, Thanko's shoulder bag with a pop-up tablet holder inside would be a useful tool to use a tablet, especially on a busy train or with an umbrella in your hand.

Yoriko Takahashi - November 25, 2014

Thanko's new USB pouch is made for warming Japanese traditional food, Onigiri (Rice Ball). Enjoy a warm Onigiri for your lunch at office!
Fujitsu - 10-inch 2-in-1 ARROWS Tablet: Big, Expensive, Worth it? - AkihabaraNews.com

Fujitsu is going to release the 10.1-inch, 2-in-1 ARROWS Tab QH55/S for about ¥123,984 (~$1,240) yen in mid-December.

NTT docomo - Samsung GALAXY Tab S 8.4 - Tablet Meets Bluetooth Keyboard - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held recently here in Tokyo. The complete event gallery is here.

NTT docomo - Dococchi - Watch-Style Wearable Child Monitor (Tracker?) - AkihabaraNews.com

Ongoing docomo Coverage:
Last week, we joined NTT docomo's 2014-2015 winter/spring products rollout and witnessed their new approach to wearable devices for kids - it’s called Dococchi (ドコッチ).

Takara Tomy's new entertainment robot "Robi jr." will debut at Japan Robot Week 2014 that will take place from October 15th through October 17th.

Takara Tomy already announced the release of Robi jr. from their entertainment robot Omnibot series, and it is scheduled to be out on December 11th.

NTT docomo Intros Samsung’s 5.6-inch GALAXY Note Edge - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held Tuesday in here in Tokyo.

NTT docomo Unveils Winter & Spring 2015 Products and Services - AkihabaraNews.com

Editor Yoriko attended NTT docomo’s Winter/Spring 2015 Product & Service announcement event held Tuesday here in Tokyo. The complete event gallery is here.

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.

Kikkoman announced that they will start selling 3 new types of flavored soy milk: grape, ginger and Amazake (sweet alcoholic drink made from fermented rice) on August 18.

Honestly, when another AkihabaraNews editor told me there are new icky flavored soy milk products that will go on sale, I immediately thought what's so wrong about these flavors. They sound good!

Are these weird for you?

Yoriko Takahashi - July 01, 2014

Elecom introduced 2 new models of compact speakers for smartphones today: 

ASP-SMP120 (ball-shaped) and ASP-SMP220 (cube-shaped). Both will be released in early July.

Both of them plays music in your smartphone or iPhone (or any other device with a stereo mini jack) by paired up using a stereo mini plug.  They have 2 φ50mm drivers and each of the drivers outputs 300mW.

Yoriko Takahashi - July 01, 2014

LG Electronics announced the release of their compact Android 4.4 smartphone LG G2 mini in Japan finally in September.  

LG G2 mini is already available in several other countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 27, 2014

To make you feel a bit more comfortable on rainy humid days, Thanko has introduced a folding umbrella with mini electric fan - called "Folding Fan-brella".

Those blades of the mini electric fan are made of a soft material so it is worry-free - the blades won't hurt you.

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.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 26, 2014

Etiquette of a Real Gentleman

Thanko's new pocket-sized portable USB Handy Iron is a product for someone who want to keep himself look neat all the time.

When you get bothered by wrinkles in your shirts or when you want to put a crease in your trousers, for example before an important meeting, the USB Handy Iron allows you to iron them anytime anywhere you want to.

Smash Tokyo!
Bandai Namco
has been developing a GODZILLA game for PS3 and they will release it to the market in winter (late) 2014.

The GODZILLA game is made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first GODZILLA movie as well as the release of a new Hollywood version of GODZILLA which will be out on July 25 in Japan.

Doshisha Corporation announced the release of Orion's new 23V-inch LCD TV (CNX23-3SP ) that is painted in premium vivid pink color. Doshisha Corporation is a Japanese general sales agent of Orion brand TVs.

CNX23-3SP will go on sale for about 35,000 yen in early July and only 5,000 units will be available.

The vivid pink color is inspired by a color of raspberries.

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