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Crystal clear sounds from Japan

Made in heat-resistant glass cones, the $167,500 (16 million yen) “Harion” speakers are break-resistant. Made by Japan’s glass maker Hario and 23 different subcontractors, the beautiful speaker setup is composed of two mid-range speakers, a central speaker, couple of acrylic tweeters and a sub woofer. This beautiful and delicate creation has given a whole new [...]

Nec teams up with Pierre Herme

NTT DoComo, the Japanese telephony operator has asked the French pastry cooker Pierre Herme NTT to imagine mobile phones inspired from its sweet foods.

Coach mobile phone

KDDI au have just released a limited batch of branded Coach cell phones in Japan. According to a KDDI press release, the handsets were created to celebrate the introduction of the new Coach Madison Collection and commemorate Coach’s longevity The phone is not actually built from scratch. While the casing and display have been styled [...]

Tiffany Diamond Phones sell out in 3 days

The world economy is entering a new great depression, but there are still some people willing to splash out on diamond-encrusted mobile telephones in Japan. Japan’s Softbank Mobile said Friday that its eight limited-edition phones, each studded with 537 diamonds from Tiffany and Co., sold out in just three days. The phone, designed by the [...]

Comme Des Garcons for H&M

The famously avant-garde Japanese label, spearheaded by design powerhouse Rei Kawakubo, will provide a range of both men’s and womenswear, as well as childrenswear, accessories and a new unisex fragrance for the retailer.In honour of its Japanese roots, the collaborative line will launch exclusively at H&M in Tokyo in November before being rolled out worldwide [...]

China now has more super rich than Japan

China now has more super rich than Japan, mostly entrepreneurs benefiting from the country’s surging economic growth. According to a survey released by Capgemini and Merrill Lynch on Sept. 25, at the end of 2007 China boasted more than 6,000 people worth more than $30 million a piece, excluding their principal residence. Japan only had [...]

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