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20 Nov
Sony α7 Ⅱ (Alpha 7 2) - AkihabaraNews.com

Sony is going to release a full-frame mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera - α7 II (Alpha 7 Mark II) - for about ¥190,000 on December 5.

30 Sep
microCAST Reissue - Hayabusa 2: Romancing Asteroids - AkihabaraNews.com

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30 Mar
Terrie's Take - AkihabaraNews.com

Terrie’s Take is a selection of Japan-centric news collected and collated by long-time resident and media business professional Terrie Lloyd. AkihabaraNews is pleased to present Terrie’s learned perspective; we all could use another take on the news - here’s Terrie’s:

27 Mar

Today Shanghai Donya started selling an attachment lens for smartphone (DN-12739).

With this lens attached, the smartphone's lens becomes a 7X zoom lens.

It can be used for any kind of smartphone or iPhone, regardless of model.

27 Mar

NTT docomo is finally going to release a waterproof/dustproof wristwatch-style wearable device for kids - Dococchi 01 - next month.

It debuted at NTT docomo's 2014-2015 winter/spring products rollout that took place last October, and we questioned whether it is too protective to use at that time.

27 Mar

Unitcom announced the release of a stick style Windows 8.1 PC called "Picoretta" that will go on sale for ¥19,800 (~$165) on March 28.

Picoretta is a tiny product that weights only 70g.  There is an HDMI terminal built-in, and that allows a TV or display monitor to transform into a PC simply by connecting via HDMI.

27 Mar
The Hikaru Skirt, a Fashion Statement that Demands Yet Defies Explanation.

Maybe ummm...just in case you drop your keys?

One of the great things about living in Japan is knowing that there are a neverending string of things that you’ll never fully understand. The Hikaru Skirt (“hikaru” just means “shining”) is a pretty good example thereof.

26 Mar

As one of the projects to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the founding of Keio University's Faculty of Science and Technology, the University has launched the Keio Institute of Pure and Applied Sciences, commonly referred to as KiPAS. At KiPAS, groundbreaking efforts are being made by providing four chief researchers who are focused on fundamental academic research fields with environments that facilitate commitment to research.

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