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AkihabaraNews has a NEW site!

New site: Akihabaranews.com Please visit the NEW AkihabaraNews site on AkihabaraNews.com to read new articles about new products, new technology and cool and interesting stuff. All old articles will still be viewable through the “[...]
AkihabaraNews has a NEW site!
AkihabaraNews has a NEW site!

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SoftBank – Completed to acquire America’s 3rd-largest mobile carrier, Sprint Nextel Corporation

SoftBank today announced the completion of acquisition of the America’s 3rd-largest mobile carrier, Sprint Nextel Corporation. SoftBank spent $21.6 billion to gain 78% of the new Sprint’s shares. In accordance with the tran[...]
SoftBank – Completed to acquire America’s 3rd-largest mobile carrier, Sprint Nextel Corporation
SoftBank – Completed to acquire America’s 3rd-largest mobile carrier, Sprint Nextel Corporation

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Japanese Robots: Yaskawa Motoman Opens Shop in China; Shudder the Labor Market?

Of planet Earth’s estimated 1,240,000 operational industrial robots, about 230,000 were made in Japan and sold around the world by Yaskawa Motoman. Earlier this week, they opened their first overseas factory in China, which means that [...]
Japanese Robots: Yaskawa Motoman Opens Shop in China; Shudder the Labor Market?

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple’s patents better than Samsung’s, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $5[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

The first signs of trouble at Fukushima were quickly followed by expectations of an action-ready ASIMO leaping to the rescue. Honda’s humanoid remains far from able, but their new High-Access Survey Robot is on the job, and of so[...]
Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

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BANDAI and Converse – “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” ALL STAR sneakers limited edition collaboration

Leading Japanese toy maker, BANDAI, just announced that they will release, in collaboration with Converse, “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” ALL STAR sneakers – “ALL STAR HI/JO” – in December. They will sta[...]
BANDAI and Converse – “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” ALL STAR sneakers limited edition collaboration
BANDAI and Converse – “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” ALL STAR sneakers limited edition collaborationBANDAI and Converse – “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” ALL STAR sneakers limited edition collaboration

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Toshiba – Yangon branch office will be launched in Myanmar in May

Toshiba announced that they will establish a branch office (Toshiba Asia Pacific Pte., Ltd. Yangon Branch Office) in Yangon (formerly Rangoon), Myanmar in May. With recent changes in Myanmar opening the country to democratization and o[...]
Toshiba – Yangon branch office will be launched in Myanmar in May

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Fujitsu acquires French cloud service provider, RunMyProcess

Today, Fujitsu announced that it has finalized an agreement to acquire all shares of French cloud service provider RunMyProcess (RMP). With this acquisition, Fujitsu will add integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) to its cloud offer[...]
Fujitsu acquires French cloud service provider, RunMyProcess

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Panasonic Announces Delisting from New York Stock Exchange

Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC) (TOKYO:6752) announced its delisting schedule from the New York Stock Exchange. The company has American Depository Shares (“ADS”) listed, which the company first listed in December 1971. The[...]
Panasonic Announces Delisting from New York Stock Exchange

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Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics

Big news in the interplay of Japanese and Korean electronics, Sharp Corporation today announced that it will receive a 10.4 billion Japanese Yen (USD111.4m) investment from Samsung Electronics Japan Co., Ltd. and will issues shares equ[...]
Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics
Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp ElectronicsSharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics

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Sorry for the lack of news last week! Have your complaints sent to Homeland Security (US)

Dear readers, I am truly sorry if last week I was unable to publish any news on the site, and I would like to, once again, thanks Ike Leus for his help and effort to bring a few things online for us all. So what happened? Well Last wee[...]
Sorry for the lack of news last week! Have your complaints sent to Homeland Security (US)

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Taking a few days off, see you next week!

Hi Gang! Just to tell you that I am taking a few day off, so I won’t have much time to update AkihabaraNews until Sunday/Monday… See you Next Week!
Taking a few days off, see you next week!

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AkihabaraNews is yours! Get a chance to share what you like!

I would like to start a small experiment with you all! As you know I am having been writing since 2002 for AkihabaraNews and I have to admit that I would love to see some “change” here and bring something different for all of us and ma[...]
AkihabaraNews is yours! Get a chance to share what you like!

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The SpacePig is back…

One year ago a thought that I lost my dearest SpacePig Logo forever, but thanks to an incredible combination of luck and a generous friend, I succeed to get back what was, actually, always mine… Anyway, AkihabaraNews enigmatic Lo[...]
The SpacePig is back…

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Shall we take a break?

Dear Readers, it’s once again the time of the year when most Japanese companies are shutting down for the Bon Festival and there’s also a slowing down of the pace of news available for us to publish. Also, since last Januar[...]
Shall we take a break?

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And we are OFF today!

Yep, here you are another of these Japanese public Holiday that we love to enjoy, so sorry folks, if today we won’t publish much news for you but hey! For once we will do our best in doing absolutely nothing and try to relax! Photo Credit : Benoa-San
And we are OFF today!

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Computex 2011, here we come!

Arrived safely in Taipei and preparing to cover tomorrow’s Computex 2011! Just got two pre-paid SIM cards, one for voice and one for unlimited 3G Data for respectively 300 and 700 TW$ and now going to chill out around my hotel. If you [...]
Computex 2011, here we come!
Computex 2011, here we come!Computex 2011, here we come!

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[JOB Opening] Tibanne is hiring NOW!

Let’s start this week by offering you the possibility to find a job in Japan! Indeed Tibanne, a company very close to us since several years is now looking for to hire (very quickly) two staff: PHP Developer – Salary 300k+ Yen / [...]
[JOB Opening] Tibanne is hiring NOW!

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Golden Week Mode ON…

Hi everyone, just to let you know than since last Friday Japan is in “Golden Week” a more than week long national Hiatus, where most companies are taking a break, or a least stop releasing new announcement. Everything should be back to[...]
Golden Week Mode ON…

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

Well it seems that I could book an earlier direct flight tonight ant will land in Paris the seventeen morning at 5AM at CDG… Not sure if you’ve heard, but there has been another explosion at Fukushima, with white smoke arou[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

Hi everyone, just trying to give you a little update on what’s going on here in Japan, on Akihabara News and what will come next on the website. First of all, I am sure that you are all aware of what’s going on in Japan and what happen[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

Dear friends, thank you very much for all your supportive messages, emails and even phone calls. Here in Tokyo, barely 24h after a massive earthquake hit the north of Japan, everything seems to be back to normal. Actually, it seems to [...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

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