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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...

Researchers In Japan Develop Glass That Can Heal Itself

12/17/2017, Smartphones with broken/cracked displays is probably one of the more common accidents that happen, although smartphone makers have been trying to make up for it by using glass that is sturdier and less prone to cracking. However despite their best...

Nissan To Start Testing Self-Driving Taxis In Japan Next Year

12/05/2017, If the future is to be filled with self-driving cars, it behooves carmakers to try and get as much testing done as soon as possible to gather data, information, and other details that will help perfect the system for when it is launched. It’s hard to...

Trailer For Upcoming ‘Batman Ninja’ Anime Released

12/01/2017, Over the years, we’ve seen Batman take on all kinds of looks, ranging from his classic costumes, to robotic outfits, so it doesn’t really surprise us to see a Japanese-inspired Batman arrive on the screen. In fact if you love Batman and also love...

Japan Is Apparently Planning Its Third Disneyland Theme Park

11/30/2017, If you’ve made it one of your life’s goals to visit every single Disneyland in the world, you might want to add Japan to your list. But wait, doesn’t Japan already have its own Disneyland and DisneySea? Yes, you would be right, but a report from...

Sony’s Aibo Is Back And Available For Pre-Order In Japan

11/01/2017, When it comes to consumer robots, it’s hard not to think of Sony’s Aibo which was launched more than a decade ago. However recently we have been hearing reports that Sony could be relaunching the robot, and sure enough it looks like the reports were...

Casio Mofrel 2.5D Printer Emulates Leather Texture and Color

10/13/2017, Casio, typically known for its watches or cameras has come up with a new printer and printing technology named Mofrel which outputs 2.5 dimensions (2.5D) color prints that can mimic all kinds of surfaces from leather, to tatami mats to bricks. Now, the...