Experience Doraemon in virtual reality. That's the irresistible idea behind Bandai Namco's Doraemon VR attraction. The manga and anime character Doraemon is famous for having an "Anywhere Door" ...
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What's the secret to improving Japan's somewhat notoriously poor English-speaking levels? More English conversation schools? Native speakers installed in every elementary school? Speed-learning ...
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When historians look back on the evolution of the Japanese language, they'll look to January 26th, 2017 as the day kanji died. Because on that day in history, Google launched Word Lens in Japanese, ...
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Panasonic has been testing a new autonomous delivery robot called HOSPI(R) at a hotel in Narita Airport. From January 14th to January 18th, Panasonic ran trials with HOSPI(R) at the ANA Crowne ...
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Customizable designer e-paper wristwatch
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 world's first VR footwear and gloves with haptic feedback to enable users to feel the virtual world!
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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Inspired by Japan's "beer girl" baseball match vendors
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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