Yoriko Takahashi

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Yoriko is an enditor and contributor for AkihabaraNews.

 

Takara Tomy Arts - LED built-in nail stickers that become luminous in response to electric waves [TOP 14 of '14]
Built-in LEDs emit light upon detecting NFC waves coming from Android devices, mobile wallet functions, and digital cash IC cards like PASMO and Suica, etc.

Yoriko Takahashi - December 26, 2014

Koikeya is now selling mandarin orange-flavored potato chips at convenience stores all over Japan. It has the fruit's fragrant sweet and acidic flavor.

Yoriko Takahashi - December 26, 2014

Thanko started selling new simple earphones with tiny earbuds that don't give you pesky earaches.
One of the currently most popular Japanese manga, ONE PIECE will be performed as a Japanese traditional theatrical performance, KABUKI play next autumn at the Shinbashi Enbujo theater in Ginza, Tokyo.
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.

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