As westerners send Christmas or Hanukkah cards, we send postcards called "Nengajyo" as a greeting for the New Year in Japan. Last year, 3.6 billion (with a B) "Nengajyo" were exchanged in Japan. Lately, to make life easier, many people use a computer to prepare large amounts of Nengajyo. However, there are many people who are not good at using a computer and think sending Nengajyo can be a big hassle.
Canon is going to release the compact and light telephoto lens "EF-S55-250mm F4-5.6 IS STM" with refined image stabilization system from their EOS series on September 12. It's ¥50,000.
Focus mechanism with the new type 6 group zoom and focus mechanism stepping motor enable smooth, silent auto focus while shooting a moving image. Focus distance is only 0.85m while the focus distance of the previous model is 1.1 m.
Imation Corporation Japan announced that they will release the 2.4GHz digital wireless stereo speaker system "SP-TV24WA" under the brand of TDK Life on Record.
By keeping "SP-TV24WA" near you, it allows you to hear your TV playing clearly
On August 21, world-class Japanese baseball player, Ichiro Suzuki of the New York Yankees, achieved a historic milestone - a total of 4,000 hits in his professional career in Japan and U.S. combined. He hit into the left field for a base hit during the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.
He became the first professional Japanese baseball player in history to have achieved 4,000 hits, and in Major league, he is the 3rd person who recorded it after Pete Rose and Ty Cobb.
During the summer in Japan, we can sometimes expect a torrential downpour in late afternoon. It's really scary because all of a sudden the color of the sky turns yellow and deafening rumbles of thunder start.
Today we had a sudden temporary heavy downpour as usual and that reminded us of this currently popular youtube video. Probably many of you have already seen it as it was uploaded about 10 days ago. Massive lightning hit a moving Odakyu train in Tokyo. A part of the train was burnt, but fortunately no one on the train was hurt.