Sony has been developing an innovative new series of products called First Flight, a crowdfunding and retail platform for developing unique projects that you wouldn't expect from the veteran yet ...
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Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with Anrealage to produce a unique pair of augmented reality sneakers, which go on sale in Japan this week. To advertise the release of Monte Z, the footwear brand ...
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Maker culture continues to grow in Japan with another base opening up, this time in Kyoto. FabCafe's new branch opens in the old capital on June 9th. Located on the ground floor of MTRL Kyoto, a ...
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Japan is the land of high tech, if you discount the national obsession with faxes. And you might also be forgiven for chuckling at that reputation as you peruse the funky but quite low-fi charms of ...
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The Star Wars villain like you've never seen him before!
"Tokyo Art City by Naked" is set to be the latest digital spectacle to take the capital by storm when it runs at Gallery Aamo inside Tokyo Dome from June 16th to September 3rd. Mixing video, ...
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Bridgestone has announced the latest in its line of "airless tires" that do not require inflation, this time adapting the technology for bicycles. The second generation of the Air Free Concept was ...
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While the days when we used to look forward to consumer electronics from Sony, Panasonic and the like with great excitement have faded away, there is still a lot of interesting tech coming out of ...
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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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The umbrella that might just get you arrested!
127 million people live in Japan. 5.5 million vending machines live there too. That's about one for every 23 people, and it hasn't been until recently that they've started to communicate with one ...
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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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These "ear pets" are mini dogs that come in two halves: one for each ear!
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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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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