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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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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Miniature paper trees made from paper
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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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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Unique cleaning device for small items by Akihabara gadget masters Thanko
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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Last year we reported on a stunning series of concept mobility vehicles and musical instruments by Yamaha. Now Yamaha is back with more, though this time it is just their motoring arm. The two ...
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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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One of the big stories this year so far has been virtual reality. From a VR board game to virtual reality gaming centers around Tokyo, the fever will surely keep on building until the release of ...
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After dazzling Tokyo with his Running Christmas Tree last year, everyone's favorite gadget-creating foreigner is back with another inventive, gaudy device. Joseph Tame's latest project is ...
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The Financial Times has taken an interest in Japanese robotics and produced an interesting video highlighting recent developments. In particular, it examines the line that divides the socially ...
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Last week we wrote about Rakuten's new drone delivery service for golf courses. And now comes another great example of how people in Japan are showing us what drones can do. Hopefully the government ...
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