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Uber Launches Taxi-Hailing Pilot Program In Japan

05/22/2018, Due to Japan’s laws against ride-sharing services and also due to the ease and fairness of Japan’s taxi system, it’s not surprising that Uber has had a hard time trying to crack the Japanese market. However it seems that Uber might have finally...

Physical PS Vita Games Will Still Be Produced For Japan

05/18/2018, Recently Sony had confirmed that they would ceasing the production of physical games for the PS Vita by the end of the fiscal year for 2018, which is basically March 2019. Given how old the PS Vita is and considering that there don’t seem to be any...

Japan To Get A Special Gold Color Famicom Mini With Exclusive Games

05/14/2018, As you might have heard, Nintendo just announced that they will be re-releasing the NES Classic next month. By extension this also applies to the Japanese version of the console, the Famicom Mini. However it seems that given that Japan is Nintendo’s...


Aibo Robots In Japan Get Their Own ‘Funeral’

05/02/2018, Sony’s Aibo robots are probably one of the more iconic robots around, especially since they were introduced back in the day when consumer robots weren’t as common or readily available. However just like with real dogs, Aibo dogs don’t “live”...

Lyft May Decide To Enter Japan’s Ride-Hailing Market

04/11/2018, Lyft is Uber’s main competitor in the United States but the latter is in a league of its own globally. Lyft doesn’t have the kind of international footprint that Uber does and it’s going to take it a very long time to get to where Uber...

iPhone X Bug Causing Problems For Suica Users In Japan

03/26/2018, When Apple Pay launched in Japan, one of the features is that it allowed users to turn their phones into a Suica pass. For those unfamiliar, Suica is one of several transit card systems that is used in Japan. By turning your iPhone into a Suica pass, it...

HAL Exoskeletons From Japan Will Be Coming To The US

03/04/2018, Exoskeletons have a lot of uses, such as helping workers in factory lift heavy objects without straining their backs. It also has medical uses where it can help those who are paralyzed walk again, and for those in the US who might have need of such...

Japan’s Real-Life Mario Kart Racing Will Be Coming To Australia

02/05/2018, We’re sure that some of you might have seen photos of people dressed like characters from Mario driving around on karts on the streets of Japan (if not check out the video above). While it looks like Mario Kart, technically it isn’t (presumably due to...

Chat App LINE To Launch Its Own Cryptocurrency Exchange In Japan

01/31/2018, Chances are if you don’t live in Asia, the LINE messenger app might not be one that’s familiar to you, but over in Asia, especially in markets like Japan, Korea, and Thailand, the app is huge where there are actual cafes dedicated to the LINE...

iPhone X Sales In China & Japan Are Reportedly ‘Stellar’

01/11/2018, When the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus were launched, initial reports suggested that sales of the handsets weren’t that great. This was because it was suspected that many customers were holding out for the iPhone X and waiting to see if the iPhone X would be...

Nintendo Switch Surpasses Wii U’s Lifetime Sales In Japan

01/08/2018, Based on the rate that Nintendo has been selling the Switch, it has been suggested that the Switch could easily surpass the Wii U’s lifetime sales within a year and it seems that for some parts of the world, it is true. According to numbers from...

Japanese App Helps Pregnant Women Find Seats On The Train

01/05/2018, In many countries, you can find signs on buses and trains that lets commuters know that should they encounter someone elderly, or a parent with a young child, or someone who’s handicapped, or a pregnant woman, that they should offer them a seat. Over in...

Final Fantasy Ride Coming To Universal Studios Japan In 2018

12/27/2017, If you’re a fan of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy franchise, there’s a chance that you’ve played the games and watched the movies, but in case that wasn’t enough, perhaps you might want to book a trip to Japan in 2018 because it has been announced...