Struggling Sharp Corp. on Thursday unveiled a new line of 60-inch high-end TVs it plans to launch in February at an eye-popping price of ¥2.5 million each.
The ICC Purios line will feature Sharp's latest liquid crystal displays, which boast a resolution four times greater than those in its regular high-definition TVs.
The new TVs also contain an Integrated Cognitive Creation chip, which helps them render more realistic images. The chip was developed by I-cubed Research Center Inc., headed by Tetsujiro Kondo, a high-profile engineer who formerly worked for Sony Corp.
The government of Japan has bestowed one of that nation's highest honors on a Japanese-American, a former U.S. Soldier and World War II veteran, for his work furthering relationships between the Japanese and Americans. (army.mil )
This Monday, members of the seminal metal band X Japan were in Odaiba rubbing shoulders with the likes of Brad Pitt, Lady Gaga and AKB48′s Yuko Oshima. The catch? They were all made out of wax. (Japan Times )