Sony Global Education KOOV creative programming kits for children now available

In March 2016, Sony Global Education unveiled KOOV, a brilliant coding kit for young programmers. Now they are available at Japan Trend Shop but they are not cheap. The sets start from almost $500...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 8 months ago | 1 comment

The First Nintendo Switch Sales Numbers For Japan

The Nintendo Switch has sold an estimated 330,637 units in its first three days on sale in Japan.

That’s according to Famitsu, which adds that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sold an estimate…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 9 months ago | 3 comments

Where to buy DSLR for you?

I am thinking about getting Cheap DSLR. But, where you can buy it? Which are the attainable facts to consider? How could i choose the right owner to consider in regards to this? Getting commenced.

posted by  FireBee | 6 years, 9 months ago | 2 comments

Nissan Self-Driving Car Now Road Legal in Japan

The Japanese government issued its first licence for a self-driving car to Nissan, and the car has the number plate '20 20' to mark the year the company hopes to sell such vehicles to customers.


posted by  Yubi | 6 years, 9 months ago | 1 comment

Keep your rice balls safe with Arataya's onigiri holder

While this handy dandy onigiri holder costs ¥4,200 (around U.S. $37.31), the item's buckles are made in a way where it'll cover your rice ball from all angles-- aside from it being made of leather. I…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 3 comments

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones

Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones.

The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of go…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 0 comments

You need to win the lottery to get PlayStation VR in Japan

Each customer waiting outside of the stores were given a numbered ticket, and those lucky few who had their number selected were eligible to buy the headset.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 3 comments

Tokyo startup Vaqso wants to add smells to VR games

okyo-based startup Vaqso unveiled their device Vaqso VR, which adds a sense of smell to VR games, etc., when attached to a head-mounted display (HMD) at their press conference held in Tokyo on Tuesda…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 1 comment

Google Translate now provides live translation of Japanese text

Google Translate could already translate Japanese text into English from a captured photo, but now the app skips a step, letting you point your camera at signs, menus and other things that might cont…

posted by  Sergey | 6 years, 10 months ago | 2 comments

Japan Display battles Samsung's OLED with curved LCD screens

One of Apple's main screen suppliers, Japan Display Inc. (JDI), has revealed a 5.5-inch LCD smartphone screen that can be bent like OLED displays from Samsung and LG. While not quite as flexible and …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 years, 10 months ago | 1 comment


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