Here’s your weekly roundup of Japan-related news, taken from my Google Reader. I’m trying to avoid AKB48 news, but sadly it’s impossible.
Japan finds its own unique cure for snoring: A robotic bear
Finally, a robot from Japan that does something besides sleeping with you. Wait a minute…
Japan Flavor Report: Pepsi Pink
English language report of the latest Pepsi flavor from Japan. I think it tastes like pink.
If Only Xbox Japan Was as Popular as This Girl
Kinect flounders in Japan, even though events succeeded. Why? Rena Matsui.
Japan cooks world’s largest rice cracker
If they can make a pizza 122 ft. wide, they can make a rice cracker bigger than that! Lame.
How Do You Protect Against a Tsunami
9 min video about latest efforts by Japanese (and U.S) researchers on tsunamis. Very informative.
Saving Pets From Radiation
New York Times
An important, but neglected story about former-pets-turned-stray in the nuclear exclusion zone.
Sony launches PlayStation social network in Japan
SNS’s go everywhere, even in the PS world. They need a SNS within an SNS.
Saints Row 3 Dildo Smoothed Out in Japan
American games are too risque for Japan. They need to censor the big American swords.