When the top 20 releases of the year are dominated by AKB48 or male idol bands from Johnny & Associates, what can a rock band do to stand out? Harness wearable technology. The band One OK Rock is ...
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Panasonic has announced a new desktop companion robot that has human-like movements and communication skills. The unnamed concept robot was recently presented at CES2017 in Las Vegas between ...
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Toyota has announced a new concept car, Concept-i. The name combines the Japanese character for "love" (ai) with the letter "i". As this choice indicates, the car is inspired by the idea that future ...
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People sometimes say that the niche magazine market in Japan is so strong that everything has its own dedicated publication. That may no longer be the case as the publishing industry continues to ...
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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
New and exciting virtual reality services just keep on appearing in Tokyo. After the announcement of VR Park Tokyo now comes another virtual reality center. And this time it is ...
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The virtual reality revolution in Japan continues. Following several high-profile attractions such as the Namcom entertainment space VR Zone Project i Can and Zero Latency in Odaiba as well as the ...
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Have a meeting online but no time to do your makeup? No problem with this technology. Telecommuting has yet to catch on in Japan, where logging long hours at the office by your physical presence, ...
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When you've run out of steam going forward, perhaps you should go backwards? That might be the logic behind Nintendo's latest big release. While the rest of the video game world seems to be ...
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Transform into Monkey D. Luffy and Red-Haired Shanks with these brilliantly original skin-care face masks!
Tokyo Game Show 2016 opened yesterday and, as expected, is dominated by virtual reality. This year there are 614 exhibitors -- the highest number ever -- and over 100 VR systems and games are ...
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Japanese technology likes to unnerve us, whether it's with ultra-realistic silicone sex dolls from the likes of Orient Industry or androids by Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro. 3D computer graphic ...
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Tokyo department stores are currently showcasing fashion retail and technology crossovers, including virtual reality and more. From August 24th to September 6th, the Irodorisai 2016 event at ...
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One of the biggest stories of 2015 was the opening of the "robot hotel", Henn na Hotel, in Sasebo, where guests are served by artificial staff. The "Strange Hotel", as its name literally means, ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
While shocking acts of terror and murder have dominated the headlines domestically and abroad, the biggest trend of the year in Japan is probably virtual reality. We have already seen a host of ...
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Courier company Yamato Transport has teamed up with DeNA to launch a self-driving car delivery service from March 2017. The driverless automobiles are branded with the distinctive black cat logo ...
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Mercedes-Benz has opened a virtual showroom in central Tokyo. Potential car-buyers visiting the new space inside Daikanyama's T-Site, an upmarket bookstore by Tsutaya, do not get to experience the ...
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