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Japanese Engineers Create A Headset-Free VR Experience

07/18/2017, The thing about virtual reality (VR) right now is that it requires a headset in order to experience it. This means that in terms of freedom of movement, it can be a bit limiting since headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require it to be tethered to...

Japan’s Bic Camera Will Start Accepting Bitcoin As Payment

07/17/2017, If you’re someone who mines for bitcoin or trades in bitcoin, you might be interested to learn that there will be more places for you to spend your cryptocurrency at. In a report from the Nikkei Asian review (via Peta Pixel), it seems that Japanese...

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Won’t Give Up On The Japanese Market

06/29/2017, The Xbox One has been doing pretty well for itself around the world, but yet when it launched in Japan, it almost felt like a flop. However it seems that despite the somewhat chilly reception to the Xbox One in the country, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has...

Mario Kart VR Will Be Finding Its Way Into A Japanese Arcade

06/13/2017, In recent times we’re starting to see more gaming developers give existing franchises a VR makeover. For example during E3 there were announcements like DOOM: VFR, Fallout 4 VR, and Skyrim VR, all of which are based on existing titles. Now it looks like...

Airbnb In Japan Has Finally Been Legalized

06/09/2017, Japan is not a cheap country and if you look at hotel rates online, many are pretty expensive for what they offer. This has allowed services such as Airbnb to thrive where they aren’t quite as restrictive compared to hotels in terms of number of guests,...

Japan Looking To Launch Self-Navigating Cargo Ships

06/09/2017, When it comes to vehicles that can drive themselves, we’re looking at cars, taxis, buses, trains, trams, and so on, or at least for the most part where input from the driver is usually minimal. Planes too for the most part can fly themselves thanks to...

Man Believes His Video Game Addiction Led To His Divorce

04/22/2017, In the past we have seen how some gamers who are so addicted to gaming have resulted in them neglecting their own children, where in some unfortunate cases babies have died either due to frustration being taken out on them, or because they were not fed....

Interview With Shunsuke Aoki / Yukai Engineering (Japan)

02/03/2017, I’ve met a lot of interesting people in Japan, and Shunsuke Aoki is among them. He is the CEO of Yukai Engineering, Inc, a hardware/robot development company most known for the BOCCO family robot that we covered during CEATEC Japan, including the...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Make Medals From Recycled Gadgets

02/02/2017, If you’ve ever been to Japan, then you know that the country is famous for its recycling efforts, to the point where a bottle isn’t just a bottle, but it can be further separated by its plastic wrapper, its bottle cap, and the body of the bottle...

Final Fantasy XIV-inspired Live-Action TV Series Launches In Japan

01/27/2017, We’re not sure if you guys have seen the clips or remember it, but back in 2016 Blizzard Korea launched an ad for World of Warcraft in which it was like a drama between a father and son, where the father had a secret that he kept from his son that he...

Panasonic Deploys Its HOSPI Robot At Japan’s Airports

01/27/2017, It is no secret that Japan loves its robots. We’ve seen robots deployed in the country for all kinds of uses, whether it be to greet customers at a store or to help them check into a hotel. That being said, the next time you were to visit Japan and you...

Japan’s Buses Now Have USB Chargers For Your Phone

01/20/2017, When it comes to public charging of our smartphones and tablets, we’re starting to see more public transportation services offer up USB charging spots, like on trains and airplanes. Now it seems that over in Japan, you will soon be able to charge your...

Virtual Reality Porn Rooms Have Opened In Tokyo

01/10/2017, With the invention of virtual reality, we guess it shouldn’t really be surprising to see that porn would somehow find its way to the technology. In fact even before VR became more mainstream, the concept of VR porn has found its way into movies, TV...