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Xbox One Sales Continue To Disappoint In Japan

06/22/2015, In Western countries, the Microsoft Xbox One is apparently doing well for itself, but over in Japan it is an entirely different story. According to the latest figures for Japan, it seems that sales of the Xbox One in the country have reached an all time...

LINE Music Streaming Service Debuts In Japan

06/11/2015, For those of you who aren’t from Asia or haven’t really noticed, LINE is an extremely popular app in some Asian markets, such as Japan and Thailand, just to name a few. That being said, the company is more than just a messaging app as it has launched...

Katana Wielding Robot Brings Us Closer To Our Doom

06/05/2015, Robots are amazing inventions and while it seems that we still have quite a way to go before we start seeing robots along the lines of Terminator, we definitely appear to be headed towards that direction. Over in Japan, the Yaskawa Electric Corporation...

US Will Help Protect Japan From Cyber Attacks

05/31/2015, With so many services and products being online at the moment, the internet can be a scary place as it means that hackers can easily access a lot of sensitive information about someone if they put their minds to it. We’ve seen this happen with credit...

Tokyo Bans UAVs From Being Used In Their Public Parks

05/14/2015, With drones being so readily available to businesses and consumers these days, authorities are faced with a conundrum as to whether they should see it as something of a threat or an expensive hobby. So far the response has been mixed but as far as Japan...

HTC J Butterfly HTV31 Announced In Japan

05/14/2015, For those unfamiliar with HTC’s practices, the company tends to release a variant of their phones in Japan under the “Butterfly” lineup. Last year the company announced the HTC J Butterfly and it looks like this year they are back with a successor....

Japanese Bankers Get Robot Suits To Help Lift Stacks Of Money

05/08/2015, Have you ever had a problem where you’ve had too much cash to the point where you could barely lift it off the ground? No? We’re sure that’s not really an issue for most people as well, but over in Japan bank employees are expected to deal with cash...

Apple, IBM To Work With Japan Post To Address The Elderly’s Needs

04/30/2015, When Apple and IBM announced their partnership last year, it would see a push into the enterprise market for Apple. It seems that not only would it push Apple into the enterprise in the US, but now it looks like it will be headed to Japan in a recent...

Japan’s Maglev Train Breaks Its Own Record Yet Again

04/21/2015, Last week we reported that during a testing of Japan’s upcoming maglev train, the company managed to break its previous record by traveling at a speedy 366mph. However we reported that the company had planned on breaking that record this week and sure...

Toshiba’s Humanoid Robot Will Now Greet Shoppers In Tokyo

04/20/2015, You might recall that last year during CEATEC, we reported that Toshiba was working on a humanoid robot called Aiko Chihira. Unlike most robots which look, well, robot-like, Aiko Chihira is very humanoid in its appearance which you can see for yourself in...

Kyocera Reveals Floating Solar Plant

04/20/2015, We first took a gander at Kyocera’s idea to come up with a mega solar plant in October last year at CEATEC 2014, and it certainly made plenty of sense. After all, close to two-thirds of the world’s surface is covered with water, and at the rate global...

Samsung Galaxy S6 In Japan Will Be Sold Without Its Logo

04/20/2015, Just like how the apple logo on the back of iOS and Mac devices lets everyone know you own an Apple product, the same can be said for just about any company, including Samsung who has placed their logos across their products. However in an interesting...

Star Wars Fans Will Be Thrilled By This R2-D2 Airplane

04/17/2015, Over in Japan, given how big their anime/manga culture is, there have been instances where a particular brand that is popular enough where it has been given its own plane. For example there exists the Hello Kitty plane and there is even a Pokemon-themed...

Amazon Japan Lets You Order A BMW i3

04/08/2015, While we are all aware that Amazon does offer a slew of items in its inventory for sale, so much so that it does get rather breathtaking trying to keep track of all of it. Well, if you happen to live in Japan, here is a tip – do you know that you...