Yoriko Takahashi

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Yoriko is an enditor and contributor for AkihabaraNews.


Yoriko Takahashi - May 02, 2014

Akihabaranews.com - Necoto Custom Printed Pillow

Kitty Pillow
I miss my cat that lives apart from me with my parents. I sometimes have a strong craving for just sitting next to her and petting her. Yeah, cat cafes are great, but my cat is the cutest. I guess that many people have the same feeling as me.

Half digital camera and half smartphone!

Yoriko Takahashi - May 01, 2014

Buffalo is going to release the silent Blue LED wireless mouse BSMBW11 series in mid-May.

This mouse series does not make sounds then you click even though it gives you a proper clicking sensation.

You can comfortably use it late at night, at the cafe or during meetings without bothering people around you.

With its Blue LED sensor, you can control the mouse on a clear glass table or clear sheet where it would not be possible to work with a mouse that features optical or laser sensor.


Terra Motors unveiled a new electric scooter in collaboration with Yumenosora Holdings, the Japanese manga/animation/character goods retailer.

This 1st collaboration product is an electric scooter that has the design of a female character called Calne Ca (Ca is pronounced, Shee-eh) created by Deino. It was displayed in public at the character contents fair "Character1" that took place yesterday at Tokyo Big Sight.

Pleiades System Designs, Inc. released classic humanoid robot designed mobile battery "OZAKI O!tool Battery 2600mAh".

To charge the mobile battery, open the cover on the robot's mouth. The cover protects the connection from dust and particles.

It is able to fully charge an iPhone one time. It has an LED light to check the remaining power and a place to attach a strap.

100,000,000 EF lenses!

Canon today announced that on April 22, Canon achieved production of one hundred million of its EF lens (interchangeable lens for the EOS series). As an interchangeable lens, EF lens for the EOS series became the most manufactured camera lens in the world.

Canon started manufacturing the EF lens in 1987. The 100 millionth model that was manufactured was the "EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x".





Yoriko Takahashi - April 30, 2014

Nihonwasou Holdings, Inc., a retailer of the Japanese traditional dress, Kimono, is just about to open their 2nd Kimono specialized store for men called - SAMURAI - in Kyoto.

Nihonwasou opened the SAMURAI store in order to encourage guys to wear Kimono more and represent Japan better. Their first store is located in Ginza, Tokyo.

In the poster, Girolamo Panzetta, who is a popular Italian male model and TV figure in Japan, looks great in a Kimono and shows how to be a perfect Kimono Man.

Japanese convenience store, FamilyMart, just announced they are installing charging stations for next‐generation vehicles (EV, Electric Vehicle/ PHEV, Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) at roughly 500 of its stores all over Japan after this summer.

As of this month, 34 FamilyMart stores already have charging stations installed.

Rapi:t collaborates with the new Mobile Suit Gundam movie, Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn.

Rapi:t, a popular sharp-looking rapid train running between Kansai International Airport and Namba in Osaka, is normally colored in blue. However for a limited time until the end of June, the exterior of some of the Rapi:t trains has been changed to red, which is the color of Gundam's enemy, Neo Zeon. The special trains will make a maximum of 8 round trips every day.

Ocharaku, Japanese specialized store for headphones, is going to release 2 models of new In-ear canal earphones.

These 2 models have a different length of phase correction tube built-in. According to Ocharaku, every person has a different length of the external auditory canal, and the sounds you hear become better when the length of the earphone tube and ear canal are as close as possible.

BRULÉ, Inc., Japanese retailer of foreign goods, is going to start selling Canadian 3D scanner "matterform" in early June.

"matterform" scans 2,000 points of an object placed on its turntable per second using an HD camera and 2 lasers. Maximum size of a scannable object is W190xH250xL190mm. The minimum scannable resolution is 0.43mm. You can choose a scanning file among STL, OBJ and PLY.

Regarding scanning time, it takes 5 minutes for High-speed and 10 minutes for High-quality mode.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 28, 2014

It seems like one of the main Japanese convenient store chains, Ministop, is into Okonomiyaki menu items recently.

Elecom is going to release the compact ball-type mono speaker ASP-SMP050 series - a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack for the earphone jack of any smartphone, iPhone or other devices compatible with a φ3.5mm stereo mini jack.

The ASP-SMP050 series is slightly smaller than an actual ping-pong ball. It is able to output 1.5W powerful sound, which is roughly 8 times more powerful than a smartphone speaker.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 25, 2014

Sony is now providing free repairs for their 11.6-inch full HD transformable tablet PC VAIO Fit 11A, released in February.

It was found that a defect occurs in its battery pack: there is a chance to burn the PC when the battery pack is overheated. As of April 23, Sony received 4 burnout reports so far both domestically and abroad.

The free repairs apply to the following 3 models:

Tonkatsu (Pork cutlets) is surely one of the most loved Japanese food by Japanese as well as foreigners. The combination of the deep fried juicy thick pork, crunchy panko and flavorful sauce are dreamy.

However, Yoshibe, a Tonkatsu specialized restaurant in Kobe, broke the rule and have made it into a dessert. They are going to sell the Tonkatsu dessert for a limited time only from April 26 to May 6.

Yoriko Takahashi - April 24, 2014

Calpis is a traditional Japanese soft drink, which probably all Japanese people have had at least once in their life and that most Japanese enjoy. It is also likely that most foreigners who have tried it do not particularly enjoy it.

It's a white, milky and acidic drink.

Sharp unveiled the new - AQUOS Xx 304SH - Android 4.4 smartphone with 5.2-inch full HD IGZO panel, and it is due to be released by SoftBank in late May.

Also, they announced that the name of their smartphone brand will be changed from the current "AQUOS PHONE" to the new "AQUOS".

Yoriko Takahashi - April 24, 2014

JTT, Japan Trust Technology, has released the in-car Karaoke system Driving Karaoke! Kuruma-Utamaru.