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Taking up herewith Japanese Electronics Trend News by Media in last week.
Electronics Trend in Japan will be read via these News.
Interested in the News titled "Akihabara set to celebrate its denizens" and etc.
Oct 16 Sharp sees LCD panels in short supply thru mid 2010 (Reuters)
 The current industry shortage of LCD panels could continue through the middle of next year, the head of a unit at consumer electronics maker Sharp said on Friday. "Supplies have yet to catch up with demand at the moment and I expect things to remain that way until around the middle of next year," Hiroshi Saji, the president of Sharp Display Products Corp, told reporters.
Oct 16 Akihabara set to celebrate its denizens (Japan Times)
 Akihabara, Tokyo's main electronics hub, is preparing for a flood of manga and animation enthusiasts ahead of this year's Akihabara Enta-Matsuri. The festival will be held to offer information about manga, anime, games, movies and more. It's aim is to promote Japanese pop culture and new digital technology.
Oct 16 Rich turn to solar power for latest status symbols (Japan Times)
 Forget the 58-inch flat-panel TV, the new domestic status symbol for Japan's rich is a cooker. Housewife Yasuyo Takizawa, whose husband runs a public relations company, spent as much as ¥4 million on systems that combine solar power with energy-efficient water and room heaters and induction cookers that heat pots with a magnetic field, boosting her green credentials and swelling earnings for manufacturer Panasonic Corp.
Oct 15 Technorati Japan closing (inquisitr.com)
 Technorati has announced that it is closing its Japanese service as part of a shift in focus towards running a leaner operation. In a blog post on the Technorati Japan blog, the company said it was difficult to develop and support the Japanese version of the site under the new company structure and that the site would cease operations October 23.
Oct 14 Terrestrial digital TV switch comes at a cost (Asahi)
 The switchover from analog television broadcasting to terrestrial digital format in July 2011 will go off without a hitch, right? Wrong. With less than two years to go until the changeover, various problems have yet to be ironed out. For example, some districts in the ancient capital of Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, cannot receive terrestrial digital broadcast signals because construction of a relay station is being blocked by the city government, which insists a structure of that height would be an eyesore.
Oct 14 Sekai Camera's new reality (Japan Times)
 Speaking on the sidelines at the CEATEC technology conference in Chiba on Friday, Takahito Iguchi made a bold statement: "We will make a new environment." Iguchi is the CEO of TonchiDot, the company behind Sekai Camera, a much-hyped program that lets users digitally tag and annotate places in the real world. The mixing of computer-generated images and the physical environment is known as augmented reality (AR), and Iguchi is at the forefront of a barrage of mobile AR applications.
Oct 14 Panasonic rethinks iPod dock presentation (Japan Times)
 Clunky look, original concept: Panasonic ditches the traditional concept of an iPod dock in the form of its new MW-10. Dubbed a multimedia audio system, the device combines a CD player, with a photo frame, AM/FM radio and iPod dock. Resembling a small TV the MW-10 has a 10-inch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution, 4 gigabytes of internal memory, SD card slot and a USB-port.
Oct 13 6 gadgets Japan loves (and the U.S. rejected) (dvice.com)
 Popular gadgets in Japan often just need a little time to start popping up in the U.S. For instance, most Japanese were using LCD monitors years before they were common stateside. But the rule doesn't hold for every gadget. Every now and then Japan produces a consumer technology that's incompatible with the American populace. Hit the Continue jump for some standout tech absences that are all the rage in the Far East.
Oct 11 Ceatec Sees Big Drop in Visitors (PC World)
 The number of visitors to Ceatec, Japan's largest consumer electronics exhibition, fell by roughly a quarter compared to last year, organizers said on Sunday. The show, which ran from Tuesday to Saturday, attracted 150,302 people to Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba, near Tokyo. That's down 24 percent from 196,630 people in 2008. The figures count daily attendance, so some people, such as exhibitors and media, are counted for each day they attend.
By J.S. on Oct 23, 2009



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