Yoriko Takahashi

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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.

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.

To celebrate the popular anime series Mobile Suit Gundam's 35th anniversary since it was first broadcasted on TV, Bandai Namco and Casio jointly made the "G-SHOCK×GUNDAM" special edition G-Shock model.

G-SHOCK×GUNDAM will be sold for 18,000 yen.

King Jim announced the release of a digital business card box - Bizrage DNX100.

Bizrage DNX100 is a device that makes it so much easier for you to manage a large amount of paper business cards by digitizing them quickly and easily. It is able to scan 15 business cards at once and also it supports double-sided reading. Those scanned business cards (up to 800 business cards) will be stored in the attached box below the scanner.

Cute? Yuck? Curious? Disgusting?

Bringing the Theater Home
Onkyo
announced that they would load Dolby's new surround sound technology called "Dolby Atmos" into their latest flagship AV receiver models TX-NR1030 and TX-NR3030. These models are currently under development.

Full details regarding release day, appearance, or specs of new TX-NR1030/3030 will be unveiled at a later date.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 23, 2014

Nissin is going to release the first Cup Noodle product that uses Somen noodles - Cup Noodle Light Somen - on July 7.

Somen is a very thin Japanese noodle made of wheat flour, and since it's very simple and easy to eat, Japanese people eat cold Somen noodles a lot especially during summer.

Sanwa Supply has started selling a wireless ergonomic mouse "400-MA059" for 8,980 yen.

It's a 2.4GHz wireless mouse that is designed to prevent tendonitis and allows you to hold it effortlessly without twisting your wrist. The shape is symmetric so that anyone can use it regardless of which hand your dominant hand is.

Laser type sensor is used for 400-MA059, and you can adjust it from 4 different cursor speed levels (400/800/1,400/2,400).

It's getting steadily hotter in Japan. I will need to start using the air conditioner throughout the nights soon, but because the air comes from the air conditioner is too strong, I know that constantly leaving it on makes my body feel sluggish

Daihatsu's new-style convertible kei-car (light automobile) - COPEN - went on sale today.

The model released today is called COPEN Robe and it's now available for JPY 1,798,200, which roughly equal to USD17,660. Daihatsu is scheduled to launch another new model called COPEN X (cross) in autumn this year. The COPEN X's exterior looks more sporty than COPEN Robe.

Mazda UK today unveiled the fact that they have secured 750 out of 1,000 cars of the 25th anniversary MX-5 Miata for their customers in the UK.

Last month, we reported about the special edition car made to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their famous MX-5 Miata (known as Roadster in Japan).

Only 1,000 cars in total will be available all over the world.

Logitec announced the release of CD drive LDV-PMH8U2R Series that allows you to rip songs from your CDs to Android smartphones or tablets directly.

It will be released for 6,980 yen in mid-July.

When copying music to your smartphone, usually you transfer music data from a PC. But, with LDV-PMH8U2R Series, you don't have to go to the trouble of copying the music data from original CDs to your computer in advance.

Yoriko Takahashi - June 19, 2014

Are you too lazy to keep holding your smartphone with your hand?  

Thanko's new Flexible Arm for Smartphone can hold your smartphone for you. You can fasten your smartphone with a big clip attached to the end of the flexible arm and there is another big clip to make the arm fasten to anywhere the clip gets fixed.

The arm allows you to adjust the height and angle of your choice.

Takara Tomy made a die-cast toy police car Toyota 86 (one of the TOMICA series toy cars) into an actual car.

Nissin just released the first product from their new instant noodle series called JACK.

The first JACK instant noodle, just released 2 days ago, is a super-hot instant friend noodle that comes with spicy powder made from 3 stimulating ingredients: habanero pepper, wasabi and hot mustard. Nissin calls the power "JACK powder". The provided sauce to mix with the noodle contains sweet soybean paste and spicy sichuan pepper.

Luxury Trains' Growing Popularity in Japan
JR East
is planning to start the operation of a new luxury train called "Cruise Train" in the spring of 2017.

Recently, they took the wraps off of its interior and exterior designs. They were produced by famous Japanese automobile designer Kiyoyuki Okuyama (known as Ken Okuyama outside of Japan).  

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