Every Friday, this writer, Jin, shares noteworthy Japan related links in a segment I call “Japalinks.” This Friday, I picked up two stories related to Japan in our fair city of New York, a tech story, a token AKB48 story, a somewhat gross art story, and a fun Hollywood actor on Japanese TV story. Check it out!
Uniqlo opening 5th Ave. flagship store in big U.S. push
The CEO of Uniqlo explains his business in a short video as it opens its new flagship store in NYC. He says his competitor is the iPhone.
In New York, Comic Con Takes On a Cozier Feel
New York Times
NYC Comic Con opened its doors yesterday at the Javits Center. Japan Flix did a little promoting Friday morning at the door.
ROBOT WITH 24 FINGERS WASHES HAIR LIKE A PERSON
KAWAII KAKKOII SUGOI
24 fingered robot that massages… wonder what usage the 2chan community will come up for that…
AKB48’s Oshima Yuko becomes an official FFXIII-2 beta tester
You’ve finally done it! You bastards! You’ve combined FF and AKB48! You have no idea the kind of monster you’re creating!
Leg Hair Font
Tama Art University 20 year old female student Mayuko made this great alphabet font by human leg hair.
Matt Damon in Japan on Bistro SMAP
Matt Damon appeared on popular Japanese talk/food show featuring pop group, SMAP. Watch the whole segment on Japan Sugoi.