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Maglev Train Tested, Hits 500kph In Japan

09/24/2014, The shinkansen, or bullet train as it is commonly known, is one of the unique characteristics of Japan when it comes to traveling across the country in comfort and speed. There has been tests to deliver faster and faster trains, and the Central Japan...

Japan Looks To Build Space Elevator

09/22/2014, In February earlier this year, we brought you word that there might be a more affordable way to transport people to space and back which does not require a spacecraft, and neither will it burn as much fuel along the way. That was the idea of a space...

Japanese Bipedal Robot Hits 2.6mph Speed

09/02/2014, A research team from the University of Tokyo has revealed one of their latest creations, which is touted to be one of the fastest two-legged robots in the world. Just how fast is this little critter able to go? Well, we are looking at speeds of up to 4.2...

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...