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Fujitsu releases 6 new PC and tablet models

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Fujitsu Limited and Fujitsu Client Computing Limited have released six new enterprise models across six product series. In its Fujitsu Tablet ARROWS Tab series of tablets, Fujitsu is offering the new 10.1" ARROWS Tab Q507/P-SP tablet, featuring Fujitsu Biometric Authentication Slide Passport, the world's first tablet to incorporate Fujitsu's slide-style… Read

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All-weather drone comes with high-sensitivity camera

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Canon Marketing Japan Inc will release a drone for disaster control in July. The drone, PD6E2000-AWCJ1, was developed by adding Canon Inc's ME20F-SH ultrahigh-sensitivity camera to the PD6E2000-AW industrial drone of Prodrone Co Ltd. As a result, it can shoot images in dark places during nighttime hours. The ME20F-SH is… Read

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Personal planetarium projects same night sky from 'your name.' in your own home

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Critically acclaimed anime film "your name." made waves in Japan’s film industry and beyond when it was released in the summer of 2016. While the story itself tugged heartstrings and received positive reviews, a large part of the movie’s appeal was its beautiful imagery – in particular, the moving scene… Read

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Nikon to release D7500 digital SLR camera

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Nikon Corp has announced the June release of the D7500 Nikon DX-format digital SLR camera. The D7500 is equipped with the same high-performance EXPEED 5 image-processing engine and Nikon DX-format CMOS sensor as Nikon's flagship DX-format digital SLR camera, the D500, achieving superior image quality with very little noise throughout… Read

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Customized Japanese cooking sauces

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Whether you are a hipster foodie or just passionate about condiments, you will want to take a look at new Japanese company MySauceFactory, which promises to make you an absolutely unique customized sauce using all natural, domestically sourced ingredients. The company’s simple-to-use Internet ordering system starts with choosing from seven… Read

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Sailor suit kimono combines two iconic fashions into one outfit

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Historically, the kimono was Japan’s representative garment. In the modern era, though, some would say that the sailor suit schoolgirl uniform has become as visually indicative of Japan as the country’s indigenous robes. So perhaps it was only a matter of time until someone created the Sailor Kimono. The multi-piece… Read

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Smartwatch measures amount of received light to improve life rhythm

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Veldt Inc has developed a wristwatch that uses activity data including the amount of received light to help improve the user's life rhythm. Veldt, which manufactures and sells wearable devices and IoT-related products, announced the smartwatch, "Veldt Luxture," at Baselworld 2017, which is a trade fair for wristwatches. It is… Read

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Mister Donut teams up with Kyoto tea specialist for new premium matcha doughnut range

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From marshmallow Brooklyn chocolate pizza doughnuts to adorable Hello Kitty offerings, Mister Donut knows how to tantalise its customers in Japan with good-looking limited-edition releases. Now for a limited time, the hugely popular doughnut chain is taking its sweets to the premium end of the market, with a new range… Read

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Sensor-controlled outdoor lamp comes with solar panel, battery

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Optex Co Ltd has released an LED lamp that is equipped with a solar panel and a rechargeable battery and has a sensor-based dimming function for outdoor use. Optex, based in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, develops and sells sensor-related products. The lamp is expected to be installed for passage ways on… Read

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Totoro and friends come out to play as cute new Studio Ghibli toys

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Studio Ghibli merchandise distributor Benelic has been delighting anime fans everywhere lately with the announcement of their recent new releases set to appear in Japan’s popular chain of Donguri Kyowakoku stores. First there was the burping, coin-gobbling No Face piggy bank, then a gorgeous tea range packaged in beautifully illustrated… Read