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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.

21 Nov

Tamiya Incorporated, a Japanese radio-controlled cars manufacturer, is going to release the electric radio-controlled car R/C Tractor Kumamon Version. It will be sold as a construction kit for ¥16,200 and as finished goods for ¥30,024.

R/C Tractor Kumamon Version has Kumamoto Prefecture-proud Kumamon in the driver's seat and pictures of tomatoes and a watermelon - specialty products of Kumamoto Prefecture - on its exterior.

21 Nov
REVIEW: CASIO EX-FR10 Action Cam (GALLERY; VIDEO) - AkihabaraNews.com

The Action Camera market is quite the thing at the moment. Ever since Nick Woodman thought it would be a nice idea to capture action shots of his surfing trips and set about creating a little silver box that made him a Hero, companies of every size seem to be bending over backward to put out diminutive cameras that can both take a beating and deliver quality videos of crazy people doing crazy things.

21 Nov

Onkyo has started accepting orders of their new octagon-shaped 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet (TW08A-55Z8) today. The price is ¥25,000.

TW08A-55Z8 looks stylish and sharp, and its size is easy to hold with one hand and to fit into the inside pocket of a jacket.

20 Nov

Finally, casting roles and images have been unveiled for the live-action Attack on Titan movie coming out in summer 2015.

Actors and actresses for the movie were already announced about 4 months ago, but we didn't know who was going to play which characters.

New characters were also created only for the movie.

19 Nov

Toyota announced the release of their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle - MIRAI.  It will be the first commercial hydrogen FCV in the world.

MIRAI doesn't discharge at all while running. It discharges only water.

18 Nov

Check out how real these Gyoza look!

Now, Gyoza design iPhone6 / iPhone 6 Plus cases and smartphone stand are available by Hamee.

They are products made in collaboration with an official gyoza organization and extremely detailed. The crunchy parts of the Gyoza are hand made.

One of the Gyoza on the iPhone case shows inside stuffing that looks so juicy, and the sauce of the smartphone stand looks like real liquid goodness.

All 3 items are ¥10,584.

18 Nov

Nikon announced the release of a premium camera - Df Black Gold Edition - to celebrate the first anniversary of their digital single-lens reflex Df camera. Only 1,600 units - 600 bodies and 1,000 lens kits, will be out for sale.

18 Nov

Sony announced that they will add a new white model to their mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera - α6000 - on November 28. It will be out for sale as a power zoom lens kit and double zoom lens kit.

α6000 was released on March 14 and its color options were black and silver.

18 Nov

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:

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