Now go outside and look at the sky.
One theme that has been going on for quite some time is that Japan always gets the coolest gadgets years before the rest of the world ever even hears about them.
It's a shock to arrive in Japan and to realize that I've just stepped 2 years into the future. A visit to an electronics store in Tokyo or Osaka can be a real surprise if you only barely recognize what all those gadgets actually do.
KoKoRo is a blog by Yuichi, a Japanese game developer. He frequently is the first to post news of a cool new gadget in English and since he is very active in a couple of emerging technologies, he contributes valuable insights to his reports.