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Green House - Mobile battery for smartphones able to transform into LED light

 

Green house is going to release the 6000mAh mobile battery for smartphones "GH-BTL6000" that can be used as an LED light.

This 2.1A high-power mobile battery has 2 USB ports built-in so that you are able to charge two USB-charge-compliant devices at the same time.

Price: ¥7,980
Color: white, black, pink, red, orange
Size: W145×D55.3×H28mm
Weight: 230g
 

au by KDDI - Google tablet "Nexus 7" Wi-Fi model

 

au by KDDI is going to release Google's Android 4.3 7.0 inch tablet "Nexus 7" Wi-Fi model (16GB, 32GB) on August 28.

Full HD IPS LED panel (1920x1200 dots), 2 cameras (Front: 1.2 mega pixels, Rare: 5 mega pixels), and Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz Quad Core CPU are built-in.

Size: 114mm x 200mm x 8.6mm
Weight: 290g
Memory: 2GB

Photo by Kakaku.com

 

Pizza Little Party - 1.2kg Mega Burger Pizza from Kyoto

 

Kyoto is a place where people should experience the delicate beauty of Japan, but after hearing this news, we hope that Kyoto will not forget the Japanese spirit of modesty and aesthetic sense...

Pizza Little Party, a home-delivered pizza chain in Kyoto, is going to start selling the massive burger-like pizza called "Mega Burger Pizza" on September 1.

A 400g patty, onion, pickles, and meat sauce, etc. are sandwiched between two 27cm diameter cheesy pizza crusts as buns. It's 2,580 yen and will be sold only for 3 months.
 

Casio - Photo & postcard printer - make original New Year postcards

 

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 - 6 new Powershot camera models will be out (Part 2)

 

Canon will release 6 new models of Powershot cameras soon. We already introduced the first 3 models and here we would like to introduce to you 3 more new models.

Canon - Compact & light telephoto lens from the EOS series

 

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 - TDK's 2.4GHz wireless stereo speaker system
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
Ichiro achieved 4,000th hits in his professional baseball career

 

Congratulations, Ichiro!

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.

 

Massive lightning strikes moving train in Tokyo

 

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.

Vanilla Air - Can this Japanese Low-Cost Carrier Differentiate Itself?


AirAsia Japan, one of Japan's low-cost carriers (LCCs), in an effort to differentiate itself, yesterday announced that it will change its brand and company name to "Vanilla Air" in November.  

AirAsia Japan was jointly established in July 2011 by ANA and AirAsia (Malaysia) and started flying in August, 2012, but has struggled in competition with other full service and low-cost airlines.

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