Sony Walkman 40th Anniversary Movie

The original Walkman, released in 1979, was a portable cassette player that changed listening habits by allowing people to listen to music on the move. It was devised by Sony cofounder Masaru Ibuka, who felt Sony’s existing portable player was too unwieldy and expensive. The metal-cased blue-and-silver Walkman TPS-L2, the world’s first low-cost portable stereo, went on sale in Japan on July 1, 1979, and was sold for around ¥39,433.58 (or $150.00), or ¥57,109.02 (or $498.66) adjusted for inflation. Though Sony predicted it would sell about 5,000 units a month, it sold more than 50,000 in the first two months.

The Walkman Effect refers to the way music listened to via headphones allows the user to gain more control over their environment. When Sony released the first Walkmans, they featured two headphone jacks and a “hotline” switch. When pressed, this button activated a microphone and lowered the volume to enable those listening to have a conversation without removing their headphones.

Masaru Ibuka (井深 大 Ibuka Masaru; 11 April 1908 – 19 December 1997) was a Japanese electronics industrialist and co-founder of Sony. In 1946, a fellow wartime researcher, Akio Morita, saw a newspaper article about Ibuka’s new venture and after some correspondence, chose to join him in Tokyo. With funding from Morita’s father, they co-founded Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation, which became known as Sony Corporation in 1958.

The Compact Cassette, Compact Audio Cassette or Musicassette (MC), also commonly called the cassette tape or simply tape or cassette, is an analog magnetic tape recording format for audio recording and playback. It was developed by Philips in Hasselt, Belgium, and released in 1962.[

How Japan Took Over the World… And Then Lost It

The Daihatsu Compagno is an automobile which was produced by Daihatsu in Japan from 1963 to 1970. It went on sale in the United Kingdom in 1964 as the first Japanese car to be sold there.

The Nissan Skyline GT-R is a sports car based on the Nissan Skyline range. The car was named at the time by BBC’s Top Gear as the only true Japanese contribution in the line of supercars, and by Jeremy Clarkson as one of the best cars in the world.

Mitsubishi says “Starion” is a contraction of “Star of Arion” — and refers to both a star and the mythical horse, Arion. Several sources attribute the name to struggles by Japanese engineers to pronounce the word stallion.

The Toyota Corolla (Japanese: トヨタ・カローラ Toyota Karōra) is a line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by Toyota. Introduced in 1966, the Corolla was the best-selling car worldwide by 1974 and has been one of the best-selling cars in the world since then. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world, surpassing the Volkswagen Beetle.

Clarkson’s Car Years is a British television series presented by Jeremy Clarkson and first shown during June and July 2000 on BBC Two, before being shown to an international audience on BBC World.

The Alfa Romeo Arna (Type 920) is a hatchback produced by the Italian manufacturer Alfa Romeo Nissan Autoveicoli S.p.A. between 1983 and 1987. The company was founded on 9 October 1980, as a 50:50 joint venture between the Italian Alfa Romeo S.p.A. and the Japanese Nissan Motor Company. In June 2000 (when Jeremy Clarkson famously blew one up on Clarkson’s Car Years), it was reported that only 34 Alfa Romeo Arnas were still registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in United Kingdom.

Kids Badmouthing Sega

The Dreamcast is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe. [It] was Sega’s final home console, marking the end of the company’s 18 years in the console market.

湯川 英一(ゆかわ ひでかず、1943年5月16日 – )は日本の実業家。株式会社クオカード、ビジネスエクステンション株式会社(後のCSKサービスウェア)元代表取締役会長。株式会社セガ(後のセガゲームス)元専務執行役員。株式会社CSK(後のCSKホールディングス)元取締役。ドリームキャストのCMに出演し、一般的には湯川専務、湯川元専務として知られている。

Hidekazu Yukawa (born June 16, 1943) is a Japanese businessman. He was the former representative director of QUO CARD Co., Ltd. and Business Extension Corporation (later CSK ServiceWare). He was also formerly a special executive at Sega Enterprises Ltd. (later Sega Games Co., Ltd) and a former board member at CSK Corporation (later CSK Holdings). He appeared in Dreamcast commercials and became popularly known as Senior Managing Director Yukawa.

A batting cage (or tunnel) is an enclosed area for baseball or softball players to practice the skill of batting.

The PlayStation (officially abbreviated to PS, and commonly known as the PS1 or its codename, PSX) is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment. The console was released on 3 December 1994 in Japan, 9 September 1995 in North America, 29 September 1995 in Europe, and 15 November 1995 in Australia.