A day at Japan’s biggest tech show

CEATEC, or Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies for long, is Japan’s biggest consumer electronics show. Held at Chiba’s gargantuan Makuhari Messe convention center — the same stage occupied by Tokyo Game Show two weeks previously — it’s where Japanese companies come together in an effort to demonstrate the country’s sustained potency in the global technology arena.

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Unfortunately, little in the way of major news breaks at the show, and companies from sectors such as photography and gaming — where Japanese hardware remains dominant — are virtually absent. Products on show have mostly been announced at larger events elsewhere like IFA, and big names from other countries tend to stay away.

But as a snapshot of where Japan…

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