JR East has opened a cashierless retail kiosk on the platform of Akabane Station in Tokyo where the shopping experience is fully run by artificial intelligence. Unmanned retail outlets are nothing ...
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Family restaurant chain Coco's has teamed up with android and robotics creator Hiroshi Ishiguro to offer tabletop robots that can entertain diners while they wait for their orders. The small ...
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It was touted as a "Japanese virtue" during the final speeches for Tokyo's 2020 Olympic Games bid and has become a ubiquitous buzzword ever since, but it seems that reality has some way to go before ...
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A muscular male "performance team" will bring their brawny charms to Tokyo for the first time this summer. ALLOUT will open a special "muscles cafe" in a venue on Omotesando on July 30th. All 230 ...
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Shiseido has developed an app that determines the quality of a smile. Shiseido is testing the software on 5,000 JAL flight attendants between July and September. The level of the female ...
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Regular readers don't need to be reminded of this: in Japan, a majority of hot springs (onsen), swimming pools (public and hotels), sports gyms, public beaches, and even some public baths (sento) ...
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We try to avoid ranting on this site since no one wants to read consistently negative content. However, we haven't made any secret of our cynicism about the upcoming 2020 Olympics, whose plans ...
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Omotenashi means "hospitality" and that is what we know and love Japan for. But, of course, this is not where the dreams of a tolerant and friendly society end. If you have ever visited or lived in ...
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Gotta catch them all! Or should that be: gotta wear them all? With the Pokemon Face Packs you can improve the quality of your skin and also transform into your favorite Pokemon monster at the same time