Nintendo Wii Special Edition

Nintendo Wii Special Edition Mario’s 25th Anniversary special edition red Wii helped Wii sales boost in Japan this week, helping Nintendo push 39,308 Wii consoles out the door, up a considerable amount from last week’s 11,521.

Unfortunately for everyone’s favorite plumber, the release of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together on the PSP helped propel the PSP into the top hardware sales spot, bringing the number up from last week’s 34,538 to 40,538.

Japan Digital Textbooks In Schools

Toshiba HQ in TokyoWorld’s third largest economy Japan plans to pilot electronic textbooks in primary schools soon to improve the role of IT in classroom teaching, media reports said.

Ten schools will offer all its students aged under 12 years tablet PCs and fit their classrooms with interactive electronic blackboards starting next month under the ‘Future School’ project.

Toshiba Canvio Hdd

Toshiba Canvio HDDToshiba is going after the entry-level external hard drive market with its line of Canvio Basics hard drives.

The Canvio Basics are available in a simple black finish rather than the multiple colors available in its mainstream Canvio portable hard drive line. The Canvio Basics drives come in 320GB ($79.99 list), 500GB ($99.99), and 750GB ($119.99) capacities.

Tokyo 3-d Gaming Show

Tokyo Game ShowThe Tokyo Game Show has a lot of people wearing dark glasses this year, with the buzz turning 3-D at the annual event that brings together the latest offerings from game-machine and software makers.

But despite the fanfare and razzle-dazzle footage, people checking out 3-D games for the PlayStation 3 at Sony Corp.'s sprawling booth were warned to take the special glasses off immediately, should they feel sick or giddy.

Sony's Ps3 To Show 3-d Movies

Sony PS3Sony's PlayStation 3 game console will work as a Blu-ray disc player for 3-D movies and music videos, not just 3-D games, with a software update download starting Sept. 21.

The free-of-charge update for movies and other content had been promised for later this year. But the date is being moved up to ride on the momentum of 3-D popularity, Sony executive Hiroshi Kawano said at the Tokyo Game Show Thursday.

Japan Solar Powered Super Cpu

Japan's Solar CPUA consortium of Japanese companies is developing a CPU for electronics that will use 70 per cent less energy than conventional chips and run on solar energy.

Electronic and IT giants Fujitsu, Toshiba, Panasonic, NEC and Hitachi, along with imaging specialist Canon, are among the firms that have agreed to work on the so-called ‘super CPU’.

Agency To Ban Home Dvd Copying

Agency to ban home DVD copying A government agency is planning to ban copying of DVD and Blu-ray movies, even if it is done in the home for the purchaser's own use.

The production and distribution of programs to decrypt commercially produced discs would also be prohibited under legislation being prepared by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Japanese Singer Hatsune Miku

Japanese singer Hatsune MikuAt sweet sixteen, Japanese pop phenomenon Hatsune Miku has her whole life ahead of her. In fact, she may have an eternity, because unlike her rivals she hasn’t aged a bit since her 2007 debut. And there are no tantrums or tiaras either, despite a number-one album. This teen only needs electricity.

Hatsune Miku Concert In La

Hatsune Miku concert in LAJapan is proving that it doesn't have to export flesh-and-blood talent to fill a popular Los Angeles venue, but can do so through digital magic and a "kawaii" virtual talent.

The virtual pop star Hatsune Miku "played" the sold-out Nokia Theater on July 2, as some 6,000 admirers stood and clapped along.

Cosplay Competition Attracts Entrants

Cosplay competition attracts entrantsDisplaying its growing popularity across Asia, a 14-year-old junior high school student from Thailand took home the championship in a vocaloid-themed costume play competition held Oct. 23 in Fukuoka, Fukuoka Prefecture.

Mine's Motor Sports

Mine's Motor SportsMine's Motor Sports is a tuning firm based in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

Mine's Motor Sports Japan
 specializes in the development, manufacture, installation and sales of high performance automotive parts and engines , maximizing the balance of power, handling and braking whilst using their extensive experience and data to maintain reliability.