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Nestlé – KitKat – 2013 summer seasonal special flavors

Nestlé in Japan releases unique flavored KitKats seasonally, a tradition that they have been doing for a long time. You can probably find Maccha Kitkat (green tea flavor) outside of Japan. But the variety of the flavors you see here in[...]
Nestlé – KitKat – 2013 summer seasonal special flavors
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Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes

NTT has developed wearable textile electrodes which can be worn on the inside of a shirt, and can continuously monitor the electrical activity of the heart over an extended period of time. The wearable electrodes are fabricated from a [...]
Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes
Monitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodesMonitor your heart rate simply by wearing a shirt with these wearable electrodes

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Maki Corporation – YASHICA MK-UMS1 – 6,980 yen digital microscope with 500X zoom

Maki Corporation released a digital microscope with 500X zoom called “YASHICA MK-UMS1″ today. You can connect “YASHICA MK-UMS1″ to your PC’s USB terminal and take a photo/video of the object by running the[...]
Maki Corporation – YASHICA MK-UMS1 – 6,980 yen digital microscope with 500X zoom
Maki Corporation – YASHICA MK-UMS1 – 6,980 yen digital microscope with 500X zoomMaki Corporation – YASHICA MK-UMS1 – 6,980 yen digital microscope with 500X zoom

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18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan

My friend, Andrew traveled in Japan last May and he made this 2 minute, beautiful video about his 18 days in Japan. Enjoy his journey through several Japanese cites including Tokyo, Nagano, Osaka, Kyoto, and Koyasan. You will love it a[...]
18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan
18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan

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Thanko – Raremonoshop.jp – Thanko now shipping overseas

At the beginning of this month, Thanko, whose interesting and unique goods are often featured on AkihabaraNews, finally opened their global online shopping site called “Raremonoshop.jp” for overseas customers. With the laun[...]
Thanko – Raremonoshop.jp – Thanko now shipping overseas
Thanko – Raremonoshop.jp – Thanko now shipping overseasThanko – Raremonoshop.jp – Thanko now shipping overseas

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Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!

3D print studio “Shinsaibashi D Sta”, which Roice Entertaiment runs, has started offering an interesting service with 3D scanning/printing technology – They scan full-length figure of a client using a 3D scanner and p[...]
Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!
Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!Shinsaibashi D Sta – With 3D scanning technology – Make an original figure doll that looks very much like you!

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Realtime restaurant status app means you’ll never have to wait in line again

This system, developed for restaurant chains, collects restaurant status data in real time, and shows app users which restaurants have seating available. The RealtimeManager software from Science Works’ was released in November 2[...]
Realtime restaurant status app means you’ll never have to wait in line again
Realtime restaurant status app means you’ll never have to wait in line againRealtime restaurant status app means you’ll never have to wait in line againRealtime restaurant status app means you’ll never have to wait in line again

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Pentax Ricoh Imaging – The company’s name will be changed to “Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.” on August 1

Today, Pentax Ricoh Imaging announced that they will change their company name to “Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.” on August 1. Even after the name change, they will still keep both of the names of their product brand “P[...]
Pentax Ricoh Imaging – The company’s name will be changed to “Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.” on August 1
Pentax Ricoh Imaging – The company’s name will be changed to “Ricoh Imaging Company, Ltd.” on August 1

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Cube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super market

Cube Co., Ltd. is going to release a funny reusable shopping bag in early July. The bag is in the shape of alien. If you go for grocery shopping with this bag, you will definitely get so much attention of other shoppers. If you hold th[...]
Cube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super market
Cube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super marketCube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super marketCube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super marketCube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super marketCube – Alien-shaped reusable shopping bag – Get much attention at a super market

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JTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear included

The climbing season for Mt. Fuji, a symbol of Japan and the new World Heritage-listed site, officially opened today. Because of its new status, many people expect (and are even a bit concerned) that there will be many more climbers tha[...]
JTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear included
JTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear includedJTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear includedJTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear includedJTB – Mt. Fuji luxurious climbing tours for those visiting Japan – with English-speaking (or other language) mountain guide, round-trip domestic transportation service, and climbing gear included

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au by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLY

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who is a Japanese female model/singer and represents Japan’s kawaii subculture, has been very popular both in Japan and overseas. Currently, she appears on a TV commercial of au by KDDI and sings a special song[...]
au by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLY
au by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLYau by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLYau by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLYau by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLYau by KDDI – Exclusive presale Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert tickets – Available for “au Smart Pass” members ONLY

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Stealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing process

Hitachi Power Solutions has developed an item management system, which helps to improve traceability in manufacturing facilities. This system uses item IDs printed in stealth ink, which is hard to see with the naked eye. The ink is mad[...]
Stealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing process
Stealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing processStealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing processStealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing processStealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing processStealth barcodes track individual items during the manufacturing process

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Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site

On June 22, 2013, the Japanese symbolic mountain, Mt. Fuji (Fujisan), which is the highest mountain in Japan and is a traditionally popular destination for tourists, was finally officially designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO,[...]
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage siteMt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site

Via UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy

This is the world’s first pair of glasses which prevent facial recognition by cameras. They are currently under development by Japan’s National Institute of Informatics. Photos taken without people’s knowledge can vio[...]
Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy
Privacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacyPrivacy visor glasses jam facial recognition systems to protect your privacy

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Sony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergency

Sony is releasing a hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio (ICF-B88/ICF-B08) on July 20. It will be extremely helpful as an emergency energy supply or as part of outdoor gear. “ICF-B88″ is particularly useful – [...]
Sony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergency
Sony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergencySony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergencySony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergencySony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergencySony – A hand-cranked battery charger/emergency radio – You can charge your smartphone/iPhone/mobile phone in times of emergency

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Next Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph session

“Next Generation World Hobby Fair ’13″ is taking place in Makuhari Messe in Chiba on June 29 and 30. It’s the biggest game and hobby event in Japan and you will be able to do a lot of things such as playing the [...]
Next Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph session
Next Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph sessionNext Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph sessionNext Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph sessionNext Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph sessionNext Generation World Hobby Fair ’13 – The biggest game & hobby event in Japan for kids – Play the latest games, buy limited-sale items, and join fun events like an autograph session

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Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23

Special Evangelion business accessories will be available though Haruyama Trading, one of the major Japanese business suit chain stores. They announced that they will open a special “HARUYAMA×EVANGELION: 3.0 Akihabara EVENT STORE[...]
Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23
Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23Haruyama x Evangelion – Manga series teams with leading salaryman suit store for special series of dress shirts, ties, cuff links and tiepins – available for a limited time: June 1 – June 23

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Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

This marketing analysis tool, under development by Fujitsu, uses technology to sense people’s movement. By analyzing how customers behave in response to merchandise, entirely new kinds of marketing information will be obtainable.[...]
Purchasing behaviour analysis system wants to know what you like

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Adopting New Technology: When Being Quick on the Draw Is a Good Thing

There are two types of technology users — those that like to have the latest and greatest devices and those that use their devices until they are obsolete. There really isn’t one best user, but some people are criticized for buying dev[...]
Adopting New Technology: When Being Quick on the Draw Is a Good Thing

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! It’s already Friday west of the international dateline – here in Japan, it’s totally the future. The weekly JTFF is our somewhat technosnarky coverage of 2-5 particularly important[...]
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Eidos Masks: Giving Humans Superpowers (of perception)

The Eidos masks are really, really cool. New toys like Google Glass are neat, but augmented reality (AR) has been around forever. Going back to WWII-era active gun sights, forward to the heads-up displays of modern aircraft & autom[...]
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Lightweight goes anytime anywhere –Thermaltake LifeCool II Notebook Cooler

Taipei, Taiwan – May 8, 2013 – Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units announces the newest upgrade on life style notebook cooler – LifeCool II. Thermaltake LifeCool II Noteb[...]
Lightweight goes anytime anywhere –Thermaltake LifeCool II Notebook Cooler
Lightweight goes anytime anywhere –Thermaltake LifeCool II Notebook CoolerLightweight goes anytime anywhere –Thermaltake LifeCool II Notebook CoolerLightweight goes anytime anywhere –Thermaltake LifeCool II Notebook Cooler

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