Gundam models are called "Gunpla" (ガンプラ) in Japanese. And at this year's Gunpla Expo, there were plenty of them. The event, which runs until November 25 in Tokyo's Akihabara, not only showcases upcoming models, but also the work of master Gunpla builders and famous fans. Let's have a look.
Rena Matsui isn't the one percent. She's the less than one percent. As far as idols go, she's quickly shot to the top of the group she belongs to, SKE48. No wonder Microsoft roped her into promote Kinect in Japan.
When Microsoft launched Kinect in Japan, it roped in schoolgirl idols from girl group SKE48 to sell the thing. Just Dance Wii is following suit.
Publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha (via Pink Tentacle) revealed its annual list of the sixty most important Japanese words or phrases of 2010 that sum up the year's trends and events.
PS3 exclusive Gran Turismo 5 might be released a week after Kinect hits Japan on November 20, but the game already looks set to run over Microsoft's motion control system this holiday season.
Two girls from SKE48, a spin-off act of Japan's most popular female group, are appearing in Kinect television spots. The U.S. might be just now getting what's apparently a Kinect ad, but Japan is already on its second!