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Facebook’s “Oculus Quest 2” and More!【Today’s Top 5 Japanese Trends!】

By Guidable Writers Sep 17, 2020

Today’s Top Japanese Trends!

Would you like to know today’s top Japanese trends seen on Twitter and other sites? If so read on to find out more about what interests people in Japan.

PS5 to Be Released on November 12

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has announced they will release the new PlayStation (PS) 5 home console on November 12 in seven countries including Japan and the United States. The standard version will be priced at 49,980 yen (excluding tax), and the model without the disc-type software slot will cost 39,980 yen (excluding tax). They also announced they are working on the latest version of the popular game, Final Fantasy 16!
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Overnight Inauguration of Prime Minister Suga’s Cabinet, Full Steam Ahead

On the morning of September 17, a day after the Kan cabinet was formed, ministers arrived at their offices and began full-scale preparations. Speaking to reporters at the Prime Minister’s Office, Prime Minister Suga said he wants to “start a cabinet that works for the people, achieve solid results, and meet the expectations of the people.”
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Anime “Shaman King” Broadcast Date Announced

TV anime ‘SHAMAN KING’ written by Hiroyuki Takei will start in April 2021 on TV Tokyo network. The main cast, staff, teaser visual, and teaser PV were also announced at the same time.
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Nissan Fairlady Z Prototype Revealed

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. has unveiled the “Fairlady Z Prototype”, a prototype of Nissan’s historic sports car, the Fairlady Z, at the Nissan Pavilion, an online event attended by Z fans from around the world. The Fairlady Z Prototype features a completely redesigned interior and exterior, as well as a powertrain that combines a V6 twin-turbo engine with a manual transmission.
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Facebook Announces “Oculus Quest 2” to Launch on October 13, Starting at 33,800 JPY

Facebook announced the Oculus Quest 2, a new integrated VR headset, at Facebook Connect yesterday, September 16, 2020. Pre-orders begin today on the official website, with a release date of October 13 (US time). The 64GB version is priced at 33,800 yen excluding tax and the 256GB version at 44,800 yen excluding tax.
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