A dedicated organization with a few dedicated staff is bringing robotics and engineering education to a part of Japan thats about as rural as the hyper-densely populated country gets.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.07.06 at 00:00
Yesterday we went to International Tokyo Toy Show 2013 and found so many Gashapon machines (also called Gachapon or Gacha Gacha) there. Gashapon means capsule toys and the machine works like this: Insert about ?100-?400 (price is different depending on a toy) to the machine and turn the handle and then you will get a small toy in a capsule.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.23 at 12:57
“LINE” is an instant messaging application hugely popular in Japan and elsewhere in Asia for smartphones, tablets and PCs. As of April 30 2013, the number of LINE users exceeded 150 million.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.23 at 12:48
We went to the International Tokyo Toy Show at Tokyo Big Sight yesterday and had so much fun seeing all the cool characters, new releases and classic stuff.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.23 at 12:08
“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 latest games, buying limited-sale items or new items before they arrive in stores, and join fun events like an autograph session.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.23 at 11:43
We saw these interesting Sushi Transformers from Takara Tomy Arts at the International Tokyo Toy Show 2013. It’s called the Osushi Sentai “Syarider”(“Syari” means “sushi rice” and “der (da)” means “is”) – “It is the sushi rice sushi ranger”
They are a team of fighters facing risks to the sushi world and they consist of Tamago (egg), Ebi (shrimp), Toro (Tuna’s fatty part), Salmon, and Saba (mackerel).
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.23 at 11:14
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced at a press conference that took place at 6pm on June 10 (Pacific Daylight Time), the design and a suggested retail price of the new PlayStation 4, which is due to be released at the end of 2013.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.13 at 00:50
Welcome to Touchable TV!
In addition to showcasing their 8K, 7680?4320, Ultra-High-Def (Ridiculous-Def?) TV broadcasting kit last weekend, Japans NHK also demoed a haptic feedback device that simulates virtual 3D objects in real time.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.12 at 23:56
JTT (Japan Trust Technology) just released that world’s smallest radio-controlled tank called the “Raji-Combat” that you can control with your iPhone or iPad and battle against other mini tanks.
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.12 at 12:13
While the radio-control tanks are the latest from JTT (Japan Trust Technology), they have a lot of other interesting (and disgusting radio-control stuff).
Via Akihabara News | Posted on 2013.06.12 at 11:11