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Okaya introduces Next-generation vending machine concept with see-through display

This concept model for a next-generation vending machine, which features a see through display, is being developed by Sanden, a large manufacturer of vending machines, in conjunction with Okaya Electronics and Intel. This concept model[...]
Okaya introduces Next-generation vending machine concept with see-through display

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Osaka station’s water clock in a Christmas mood

I just received an iphone-shot video from a friend photographer Jet Tanaka, who happened to be at Osaka station when the usually seasonally changed water clock theme went “jingle bells”. Osaka station’s water clock is[...]
Osaka station’s water clock in a Christmas mood

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Japan Music: Top 10′s in September

Today we’re October 1st.. so “about time” to give you a top 10 on Japan’s album and singles charts. Apologies for being later than usual, so here we go: In the singles department: フライングゲット – AKB48 (Get flying – AKB48) Every[...]
Japan Music: Top 10′s in September

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First K-on!! movie starts to near theatrical release

The rumor mill has been working at full speed when the first K-on movie was announced at the beginning of this year. A week ago the official trailer was released in Japan, a couple of hours later this was posted on youtube (see below).[...]
First K-on!! movie starts to near theatrical release

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Anime update July/August roundup

The anime summer season is already past half of its broadcast time, a small roundup on whats currenty playing on Japanese tv might be appropriate for those of you interested to pick something new up. Series/OVA/Film started broadcastin[...]
Anime update July/August roundup

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Music update! Singles & Albums Top 10 August

Due to a lack of time to post news on Akihabaranews, I had to take some time off to focus on reviewing certain hardware send to us. Now I found a little gap in my schedule to keep you guys up2date with the latest trends in Japan’s musi[...]
Music update! Singles & Albums Top 10  August

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Canon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot Glass

We had the Canon Lens EF 24-105mm Mug, Still using mine by the way, and today we have for you the Canon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot glass… Offered by Photojojo these sets of 3 shot glasses will only cost you $18 USD (without Shipping) and wi[...]
Canon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot Glass
Canon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot GlassCanon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot GlassCanon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot GlassCanon Lens EF 24-105mm Shot Glass

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Get creative, even with your underwear

Nice found from Sato (thanks by the way) who apparently caught it on Slashdot Japan a few days ago, here you are the “file extension” panties for both men and women! Available in different colors these underwear will proudly show to yo[...]
Get creative, even with your underwear

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Gundam is back in Tokyo… Sort of

It seems that this 18m tall scale 1:1 Gundam that was standing-up in Odaiba was a major hit not only in Japan but also across the world and among all Mecha fans. Strong from this success, Sunries Studio announced that part of this scal[...]
Gundam is back in Tokyo… Sort of

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Bandai’s new Envangelion new gaddget? A 4,500 Yen EVA Cake and Asuka Figurine

Only limited to Japanese customers this is Bandai’s latest Evangelion Goodies, a 4,500 Chocolate Roll-cake sold with a tiny (13cm) Asuka Knife holder and an Evangelion Sword replica. If you are interested please note that you can pre-o[...]
Bandai’s new Envangelion new gaddget? A 4,500 Yen EVA Cake and Asuka Figurine

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House of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty Collection

We’ve seen Swarovski precious crystal in pretty much everything, and it was just a question of time that both Hello Kitty and Swarovski would officially met and gave birth to the company first Hello Kitty collection. To mark such miles[...]
House of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty Collection
House of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty CollectionHouse of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty CollectionHouse of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty CollectionHouse of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty CollectionHouse of Hello Kitty introduces the launch of Swarovski’s first Hello Kitty Collection

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Japan music: Singles & Albums 2011 Top 10

Oricon just released the top ranking singles and albums from the first half of 2011. In the Singles department The top seeds were fairly expected yet yielded impressive sales numbers. Top seller in the singles list is the killer hit &#[...]
Japan music: Singles & Albums 2011 Top 10

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Let’s NOT visit: Aokigahara Forest

Aokigahara forest, based at Mount Fuji, is a well-known suicide destination in Japan. Referred to by the local population as “Jukai” which means “sea of trees”, a word used to describe the flourishing tree growth on the dried lava soil[...]
Let’s NOT visit: Aokigahara Forest

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Japan new super Hero… Testicle-Man!

Totally out of topic but I could not resist sharing with you these photos of a new promotional character for Japanese “Genki Drink” Testicle-Man! To be very honest with you I made-up the “Testicle-man” thing, but I don’t know what the [...]
Japan new super Hero… Testicle-Man!
Japan new super Hero… Testicle-Man!Japan new super Hero… Testicle-Man!

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Japanese farmer sold a Black-rind watermelon for up to 300,000 Yen ($3800 USD)

Japanese love Suicas (Watermelons) and apparently their love for this delicious fruits! Indeed, the Mainichi Daily News in Japan reported that a Black-rind watermelon from an Hokkaido farmer fetched a winning bid price of 300,000 Yen, [...]
Japanese farmer sold a Black-rind watermelon for up to 300,000 Yen ($3800 USD)

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[International Toy Show] Hello Kitty Helmet is every Hells Angel dream come true

Question. Why Hells Angel doesn’t wear helmets? Answer. Coz they never succeed to find the one and only one they were looking for, a true Sanrio and Official Hello Kitty Helmet. Now go and grab your Harley and drive safely with this ul[...]
[International Toy Show] Hello Kitty Helmet is every Hells Angel dream come true
[International Toy Show] Hello Kitty Helmet is every Hells Angel dream come true[International Toy Show] Hello Kitty Helmet is every Hells Angel dream come true[International Toy Show] Hello Kitty Helmet is every Hells Angel dream come true

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AKB48′s new single dominates Oricon’s sales chart

And yes the girls did it again, only better!  With the release of their latest single “Everyday, Kachusha” (translated: Everyday headband) they set a new standard for J-pop artists. Everyday, Kaschusha was released on May 2[...]
AKB48′s new single dominates Oricon’s sales chart

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Support Japan Bra… Yep someone finally did it!

Triumph Japan has introduced today the first “Support Japan Bra” set (Bra and underwear” covered by 54 picked support messages from people around the world (36 countries). This “Support Japan Bra” set will be produced in just 62,000 Ye[...]
Support Japan Bra… Yep someone finally did it!
Support Japan Bra… Yep someone finally did it!

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Panda Shorts, Chinese latest fashion back in 2010?

In a pure WTF moment the Chinese textile company Tonglu Gold Source Textile CO.LTD (WOW that was long) in Hangzhou China decided to get a bit of attention and free publicity by unleashing in Shanghai some cute little Girls wearing a ra[...]
Panda Shorts, Chinese latest fashion back in 2010?

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Swim like a Shark or like Aquaman thanks to Donya’s latest hands-fins

Evolution or revolution? Well you will have to judge by yourself but if you ever dreamed to swim like Aquaman Donya Japan has exactly what you need with their ultra cheap (Inexpensive, but also cheap) Fins for hands the DN-GM-110 Serie[...]
Swim like a Shark or like Aquaman thanks to Donya’s latest hands-fins

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Neurowear unveils the “Necomimi”

Now I personally have always found Japanese fashion a little strange and not really to my taste but that is coming from someone who dislikes fashion anyway. But I can honestly say that I love these! Neurowear has unveiled in the last f[...]
Neurowear unveils the “Necomimi”

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Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan

Man I can’t wait to get one of these ultra gorgeous Super Mario Borss All Star Converse! Schedule for a Japan Only launch this summer, these new All Star Converse has been made possible with the support of Nintendo for Mario’s 25th ann[...]
Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan
Converse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in JapanConverse to release Super Mario Bros All Star this summer in Japan

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