TotemoTech - 2023-12-09


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 9th, 2023. In today’s news, Sharp’s ‘holeless drum’ washing machine has seen a significant increase in sales since its release. This unique feature prevents mold from adhering to clothes and has garnered strong support from users. As part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the ‘holeless drum,’ Sharp conducted a study on the cleanliness of the original model that has been used in households. The results revealed that it was remarkably clean. We spoke with Sharp about these findings and their plans for the future of the ‘holeless drum.’

Moving on to our next story, Eureka, the operator of the dating app ‘Pairs,’ expressed their enthusiasm for Tokyo’s matching service during their business strategy presentation. They commented that it is a tailwind for the industry. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the dating app market.

Sega has announced that they are currently developing new titles based on their popular past games. The upcoming releases include new installments of ‘Crazy Taxi,’ ‘Golden Axe,’ ‘Jet Set Radio,’ ‘Shinobi,’ and ‘Streets of Rage’ (known as ‘Bare Knuckle’ in Japan). Fans of these classic Sega games can look forward to experiencing fresh and exciting gameplay in the near future.

Google recently unveiled their latest AI model, named ‘Gemini.’ However, there seems to be some confusion regarding its pronunciation in Japan. While ‘Gemini’ is commonly used in English, the official Japanese pronunciation has not been clarified yet. We’ll keep an eye out for any updates on this matter.

Tower Records has issued a warning about counterfeit posters featuring the corporate slogan ‘NO MUSIC, NO LIFE.’ These fake posters, which combine the slogan with artist photos, have been circulating on online marketplaces such as Mercari. Tower Records urges customers to be cautious and only purchase official merchandise.

Renowned game designer Hideo Kojima, leading Kojima Productions in Tokyo, made an exciting announcement at ‘The Game Awards 2023’ in Los Angeles. He revealed plans for a new game that will incorporate cutting-edge cloud technology. Fans of Kojima’s previous works, such as the ‘Metal Gear’ series, can expect a unique and innovative gaming experience.

In other news, X, a company based in the United States, is establishing a development base in Tokyo. They have started recruiting web and mobile engineers for their new Tokyo office. This expansion reflects the growing importance of the Japanese market in the tech industry.

That concludes today’s news from TotemoTech. Stay tuned for more updates on the latest tech trends and innovations. Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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