In Tokyo, white button-down shirts are about as ubiquitous as the poorly concealed nipples underneath, and, according to a 2013 survey, most folks do not welcome the sight. One might suggest simply ...
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At a glance, Japan's roadways would seem plenty dangerous: a high pedestrian count, non-existent bike lanes, an increasingly elderly population behind the wheel, Pokémon Go. But despite the slew of ...
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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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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
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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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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The Mewgaroo Hoodie has a special "pouch" for your kitten or cat to snuggle up with you. And even better, the hoodie turns you into a cat too!
Struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone? Or that relative who seems to have everything already? A hour or two spent browsing some of the awesome items available in Japan will ...
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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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Who says romance is dead when you have digital projection technology? Luxury jewellery brand Tiffany has installed a special interactive installation in its Ginza flagship store. The somewhat ...
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Salt and water. That's all you need to power this superb quality lamp for emergencies when you don't have access to ordinary batteries or a regular power supply.
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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A new virtual reality attraction brings the world of the Gundam anime series to life in 360-degree vision. After donning a headset and stereo headphones, visitors can experience seeing the world ...
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