Japan Tech: Insight from Akihabara News

March 2nd, 2011By Category: Uncategorized

GaijinPot is working with Akihabara News to bring the latest headlines from Japan’s huge and varied tech scene to people on the lookout for new professional opportunities. Tech is also one of the biggest employers on GaijinPot and its an area that you can expect to see plenty of growth – especially as local companies target new markets for their wares.

Akihabara News is one of the most respected tech sites on the web and has been reporting from the heart of Tokyo’s geek scene for over 10 years.

Here are their top news stories from the last seven days:

KDDI introduces the Motorola XOOM WiFi Tablet and HTC EVO WiMax in Japan

Softbank has its iPad and soon iPad2 tablet. Docomo now has its LG Tab and KDDI showed this morning its new android 3.0 tablet the Motorola XOOM alongside another very promising Android Smartphone, the HTC EVO WiMax!

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Toyota Unveils ‘Prius +’ at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

The Prius + is a dedicated gasoline-electric hybrid model designed to suit various lifestyles. Like the “Prius” hybrid sedan, the Prius + comes with outstanding environmental performance and an air of technological advancement…

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Following on from that…

Toyota will start selling home battery chargers next year in Japan

Toyota has announced that it will launch home battery chargers for EV (Electric Vehicle) and plug-in hybrid cars within 2012 in Japan.

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And finally…

Docomo introduces the world thinnest Android phone

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