Which Japanese brands are getting the best new TVs?
The hottest TV trends in Japan are now being celebrated.
Some brands have already been given new models in the past week and others are in the early stages of launch.
Hitachi is expected to launch its new EVA5, a 10-inch 1080p LCD TV, and Sony is expected next week to unveil its new PlayStation 4 XBR-V, a smaller, 4K 1080p model.
In other news, the International Space Station (ISS) crew has completed its third spacewalk on Saturday, and the Japanese government announced it is making the first public announcement about the International Day of the Endangered Species (IDESS), which will be celebrated on March 25.
The ceremony is expected on March 30, 2020, and will be held at Tokyo’s Akihabara district.
The day is also being marked with the opening of the Tokyo Metro.
Japanese brands are taking advantage of the new technology to showcase their latest products in their stores and online, while many brands have begun to offer discounting programs to attract customers to their stores.
The company’s new Smart TVs, for example, offer an online discount program that allows customers to buy TVs for a fixed price, even if the company does not have an official sale offer.
“We think the IDESS is going to be a major milestone for Japanese consumers,” said Nobuyuki Yoshida, chief executive of electronics retailer NTT Docomo.
“We’re seeing that the new technologies are opening up a lot of opportunities for brands to take advantage of them, and they’re also helping to attract more consumers to our online stores.”
The Japan Times/Digital Trends Japan ranking of the most popular TVs on the planet, released on Thursday, ranks companies based on how many times people have bought the same model from them.
This year, it lists 11 Japanese brands, including Hitachi, Panasonic, Panasonic TV, Samsung, Sharp, and Hitachi.
Among them are Hitachi’s EVA7, Panasonic’s EVO8, and Sharp’s EV2.
The most popular models on the list are the Hitachi EVA 7, the Panasonic EVO 8, the Samsung EVO 7, and Panasonic’s XBR6, with Panasonic and Sharp making up the top five.
For the most part, Japanese brands have kept the same lineup of models and are looking for new trends to take their product offerings to the next level.
Hitachi, for instance, introduced the EVA-X, a 5.1-inch OLED TV with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Panasonic, Sharp and Hitachis EVA 5, 5.6-inch TVs with a 4K resolution, have also been popular.
For a while, Panasonic was the only company to have an OLED TV in the top 10, but now it is the only Japanese brand to have a 5K model in the list.