TotemoTech - 2023-12-31


Hello and welcome to today’s news from TotemoTech on December 31st, 2023. In today’s news, Sega fans and manga artists are excited about the collaboration between Sega and Onkyo for wireless earphones. The wireless earphones, known as ‘MegaDora,’ have caught the attention of those looking to upgrade their current devices. However, there have been some criticisms raised by the editorial team.

Moving on to our next story, the production progress of the highly anticipated film ‘Shin Eva’ has shed light on Hideaki Anno’s managerial style. In an interview with Narita Kazuyasu, who was in charge of the production progress for the ‘Avant2’ and ‘A’ parts of the film, it was revealed that Anno does not resort to ‘table flipping’ during the production process. Narita’s insights provide a deeper understanding of Anno’s role as a manager.

Next up, let’s talk about the latest trends in mechanical keyboards. While the terms ‘red axis’ and ‘blue axis’ were once popular, there have been changes in the naming conventions. The mechanical keyboard community is now discussing the essential key switch options for the ‘best mechanical keyboard.’ Biaakko, a developer of custom keyboards, shares valuable insights on how key switches are evaluated and selected.

In other news, Mapion, the web mapping service provided by ONE COMPATH, now offers a feature that displays the sunrise time on January 1st, 2024. Users can also share the sunrise time on social media platforms.

Now, let’s dive into the world of anime production. Narita Kazuyasu, who made a unique career transition from JAXA to anime production, shares his story. In the first part of the interview, he discusses the differences and similarities between the ‘15-person hanko relay’ and his dialogue with Hideaki Anno. Through his experience working on ‘Shin Eva,’ Narita provides insights into the management of the anime industry.

Shifting gears, let’s explore the current state and future of Japan’s electronic and IT industries. According to JEITA, the electronic information industry in Japan has faced significant challenges due to the global pandemic, wars, inflation, and the emergence of AI. This year, JEITA’s open data highlights the impact of these factors and predicts future social changes.

Lastly, Doshisha University is embarking on a one-year pilot experiment to incorporate generative AI into university education. The aim of the experiment is to explore the potential applications of generative AI in the field of education. Stay tuned for updates on this exciting project.

That’s all for today’s news. Thank you for tuning in to TotemoTech. Stay curious and stay tech-savvy! Visit for the news, yen exchange rates, and a daily Japanese proverb.

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