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Microsoft Hosting Nokia Con Event In Japan 27th July

07/06/2014, The Windows Phone platform is slowly being embraced in various parts of the world in various markets, however if there is one market which is stubbornly refusing to accept Windows Phone, it would be Japan. We have heard how the platform’s market share...

Japan Scientists Helps Slow Down Flower Aging

07/04/2014, Japan happens to be a country with a rapidly aging population, not to mention having one of the highest number of senior citizens in the world. This is partly due to their relatively healthy diet a generation ago, not to mention those living in the...

Apple Starts Selling Unlocked iPads In Japan

07/03/2014, Recently we had reported that the Japanese government is now considering removing SIM locks from phones sold in the country. This means that users will be able to take their phones and use it with any carrier they like, or take it overseas with them and...

Robot Guide In Tokyo Museum Enters The Uncanny Valley

06/24/2014, When it comes to the world of robots, making them look lifelike is one thing, but mimicking the movement as well as nuances of an ordinary human is even more challenging, not to mention when it starts to speak. Well, the Japanese have a long and rich...

Softbank Works On V-Sido OS For Robots

06/19/2014, What happens when you are a billionaire with plenty of time on your hands? Well, Masayoshi Son intends to use part of his wealth in order to create Android for robots. Apparently, a unit of Son’s SoftBank Corp. has revealed an operating system which is...

Bandai Neko-Ze Cat Figurines Reminds You If You’re Slouching

06/16/2014, The Japanese do come up with some seemingly crazy items from time to time, and Bandai is no different. Having made a name for themselves through the sale of video games in the past, including the Tamagotchi craze that gripped the world many years back,...

Earth Rider RC Loves The Land, Sea And Air

06/16/2014, There is just something about drones that seem to fascinate us these days, where some of them happen to be made out of edible chocolate (which probably won’t last for too long during summer when it is flown outdoors), making us wonder just what is the...

Free Wi-Fi For Foreign Tourists In Japan

06/09/2014, Any foreign tourist who have gone to Japan before would know just what a clean country it is, not to mention having great customer service most of the time, never mind the fact that most folks there do not happen to be able to speak English. In terms of...

SoftBank Works On Human-Like Robots

06/05/2014, SoftBank of Japan is currently working on human-like robots that are known as “Pepper” that the company intends to make use of in order to handle its cellphone stores, at least according to a couple of informants who are familiar with the...

5G Mobile Service To Launch In Japan By 2020 (Rumor)

06/02/2014, Trust the Japanese to remain at the heart of the bleeding edge of technology. Earlier today, we did mention about how Toshiba and NTT are looking at the possibility of broadcasting the 2020 Olympics that will be held in Tokyo in 8K resolution, and here we...

Japan Planning Free WiFi Access For Tourists

05/23/2014, There are some parts of the world where free public WiFi isn’t as accessible compared to other countries. Japan is one of these countries, mainly because its residents have long relied on mobile broadband for access, which is why there isn’t much need...

Sir Paul McCartney Dances With Robot In Video

05/16/2014, Sir Paul McCartney was spotted jamming out on a guitar alongside a Japanese robot in his latest LP that is known as New. Macca, another name by which Sir Paul McCartney is known, decided to have Newman the Robot play a role in the video for...