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Road Accident Is First Pokemon-Go Related Death in Japan

08/24/2016, In Tokushima Prefecture (south of Japan), Police forces have confirmed that a road accident that killed a woman was Japan’s first Pokemon-Go related fatality. Another woman was hit during the incident and was badly injured. The two victims are 60 and...

Virtual Reality Gundam Experience Will Be Launched In Japan

08/23/2016, While Japan is known for its manga and anime, there are probably a few that can be truly considered classics. For example there is the Dragon Ball series, then we also have Naruto, then we also Doraemon, Slam Dunk, and so on. Gundam is also one of the...

Tokyo’s Olympic Medals Could Be Made From Recycled Smartphones

08/22/2016, In case you didn’t already know, the 2020 Olympic games will be held in Tokyo, Japan. In fact just recently Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made an appearance at the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics where he appeared on stage dressed as...

Japan’s Audiophiles Are Getting Personal Utility Poles Installed

08/14/2016, Audiophiles take their equipment seriously. For example there are certain headphones that only audiophiles might be able to appreciate (and justify its price tag). They also prefer certain music formats like FLAC due to it being lossless. There are even...

Pizza Hut To Introduce Robot Servers In Japan

05/25/2016, Just how much faster can fast food get in the future? A whole lot more, it seems, although this would mean that you will have to do away with the human touch along the way. I am referring to Pepper, the humanoid robot, who now sees action in a Japanese...

NTT Docomo Launches Phones That Lets The Government Track You

05/19/2016, It goes without saying that privacy is valued differently around the world. This isn’t to say that some countries don’t care about privacy, but what they consider to be an invasion of their privacy might be different from another country. That being...

Japan To Designate Certain Areas Specifically For Drones

01/26/2016, As some of you guys might have heard, last year there was a bit of a drone scare in Japan in which a drone carrying radioactive material landed on the roof of the Prime Minister’s office. So much so that in Japan, they have launched drones to help catch...

Japan Unveils The Design Of Their 2020 Olympic Stadium

12/22/2015, Zaha Hadid is one talented architect which is why it wasn’t surprising that Japan had originally chosen her to design their 2020 Olympic stadium. While the design itself is pretty out there, the design was also met with a lot of controversy namely due...

This Japanese Security Drone Will Actually Chase Down Intruders

12/14/2015, It seems that over in Japan, they are getting pretty creative with its drones. For example recently we heard about how local law enforcement agencies will deploy a drone with a net to catch rogue drones, and now it seems that Japanese security company...

In Japan, Drones With Nets Are Used To Catch Rogue Drones

12/11/2015, Drones have a lot of potential in terms of exploration, photography, cinematography, but they also have a lot of potential to do bad things, like spy on others, deliver drugs and weapons, and so on, which is why regulators are still figuring out the best...

Half Of Japan To Be Run By Robots By 2035

12/04/2015, It is only in Japan that you can find a giant Gundam statue which just goes to show how much they love their robots (and manga). However the Gundam statue is just one example of how robots are prevalent in Japanese society. For example there is a hotel...

In Japan, There Is A Smartphone That Can Be Washed With Soap & Water

12/03/2015, There are plenty of water-resistant smartphones out there. However the general idea behind these phones isn’t so much that you should go swimming or bathing with it, but rather if it does get wet, you don’t have to worry about it getting spoilt. That...

Japan Designs New Train Lines To Protect Turtles

12/01/2015, If you don’t live in Japan, chances are the idea that a turtle could potentially disrupt train schedules might never occur to you. However it seems that in Japan, that is a problem and between 2002 to 2014, Asahi Shimbun reports that turtles were...