05. I Can See Clearly Now, My Tea Is Gone ♪

My thoughts on Alexa in Japan, new ways & places to pay with Apple Pay, a phone you can fit in your wallet and… clear tea?! Plus, a report on the perfect MVNO if you need lots of data: IIJmio! Make your Dreams Come True with this week’s episode of #ZettaiGeekDayo!

As always, if you have any comments, questions or topics you’d like me to cover, please tweet them at me @kayleedayo on Twitter with the hashtag #ZettaiGeekDayo so I can find them.

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Tech News in Japan
Yamato speeds up parcel-boxing process 10-fold

LINE誤送信でも…24時間以内取り消し機能追加へ

NTTドコモ、dカード プリペイドがiPhoneやApple Watchで使える決済サービス「Apple Pay」に対応開始!最大1500円分がもれなくチャージされるキャンペーンも

NichePhone-S SIMフリー携帯電話 テザリング機能搭載ガラケー ニッチフォン

Slack Japan (Japanese)
ビジネスチャット「Slack」に日本語版が登場、誤送信防止などローカライズが充実

McDonalds Japan rolling out credit card & QUICPay+ on Nov. 20th;
Non-FeLiCa NFC in the 1st half of 2018

Suntory explains the simple science behind how it makes its amazing clear tea beverages

89-Year-Old Japanese Grandma Discovers Photography,
Can’t Stop Taking Hilarious Self-Portraits Now

Main Stories
Apple delaying HomePod smart speaker launch until next year

IIJmio (English)
IIJmio (Japanese)
IIJmio Device Lineup (Japanese)

LINE Mobile In-Store Locations (Japanese)
Bic Sim at Bic Camera (Japanese)
Bic Sim at Bic Camera (English)

Fun Stuff
Cha-La Head-Cha-La – The theme from Dragonball Z, and one of the absolute BEST anime songs of all time. (I couldn’t help but link to the cover by Momoiro Clover Z, though… :P)
Thank you, Tsuru-san! ♡

Dreams Come True
Here’s a few of my favourite songs!

This is it! You’re the one! I knew it!
If you listen to only one, make it this one!
This is an English Version of their massive hit song “Ureshi! Tanoshi! Daisuki!”

Osaka Lover (English Lyrics)
Since I’m an Osaka gal, I have to include this!

Nando Demo (English Lyrics)
I adore this one. It really helps cheer me up when I’m feeling down. The lyrics are incredible.

Ahhh! There’s TOO MANY good songs! (‘Cause Dreams Come True is definitely way past cool! :P) Oh! Speaking of “way past cool”: DCT’s Nakamura-san definitely is! But I accidentally said he plays the guitar… (He’s plays the bass!)

So to make up for it, here’s him talking (in English!! ♡) about making music for Sonic 1 & 2!

See you next week!