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Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Japan

08/27/2015, When it comes to video streaming services, the majority of these services tend to be limited to the US, possibly due to demand and also maybe because of various copyright issues. That being said, it looks like Amazon will be expanding beyond the US as the...

Japan’s All Nippon Air Debuts New Star Wars Themed Planes

08/18/2015, Earlier this year, Japan’s All Nippon Air (ANA) debut a Star Wars themed plane which was basically painted to resemble R2-D2. However it looks like that will not be the company’s only Star Wars themed plane. Recently the company has taken the wraps...

Japan’s Railway Has Cameras That Can Spot Drunk Commuters

08/13/2015, In case it wasn’t dangerous enough to be drinking and driving, it seems that it can be dangerous to drink and take the train. This is because sometimes when you’re drunk, you might stumble over the edge and onto the tracks and well, the rest is...

Japan Is Getting A Neon Genesis Evangelion Bullet Train

07/24/2015, You know those Japan-based anime, manga, and video games that you think are pretty big back home? Chances are they have a much larger and dedicated fanbase in Japan itself. Heck, it’s not everyday you get to dine at a Hello Kitty cafe or a Final Fantasy...

Japan Has A Hotel Where Robots Are The Receptionists

07/19/2015, We’re sure some of you guys have gone to a variety of hotels in your travels where you’ve probably run into different experiences with the receptionist. Some are friendly, some are rude, some are efficient, some are helpful, and etc. The experience is...

Mount Fuji Will Soon Have WiFi For Your Mountain Selfies

07/08/2015, Mount Fuji is probably one of Japan’s most iconic landmarks. The mountain can be viewed from afar on a clear day and it is also one of the more popular mountains for hikers to trek up to. That being said, it seems that the Japanese government is hoping...

Japan To Transform Golf Courses Into Solar Power Farms

07/06/2015, Japan is a country that certainly has a heart for the planet, and this time around, they are taking a rather creative route to achieve it. Having a huge number of country clubs constructed during the real estate boom in the previous century, many of these...

Japanese Court Orders Google To Scrub Records On Man’s Arrest

07/03/2015, Over in Europe, Google has agreed that users had the right to be forgotten, meaning that users could submit requests to Google to have any information on them that comes up in search results erased. Of course it should be pointed out that this only...

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...