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Japan creates disaster-proof mobile networks

05/02/2012, If ever there is a country who knows that much about technology—leading the consumer electronics industry and leaving the rest of the world in awe and begging for more—it is the land of the rising sun, Japan. Japan’s top telecommunications...

Japan University to install photovoltaic panels on building

04/12/2012, In an effort to go green, the Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan has revealed that the “Green Hills 1st Building”, which is a spanking new piece of construction in the Ookayama Campus of the university, will feature an installation of...

Plug-in ad is non-intrusive and yet draws the crowds

04/12/2012, The irony of this particular advertisement is, it piques your interest and in the attempt to “kill the cat”, so to speak, you actually fall for the advertiser’s bait. Sure, the girl trio Perfume from Japan is currently taking a crack at...

70 Megawatt Solar Plant Project in the Pipeline for Southern Japan

04/10/2012, Three companies, Kyocera Corporation, IHI Corporation and Mizuho Corporate Bank have unveiled their plans to install a 70 megawatt (MW) photovoltaic plant in Kagoshima City located in Southern Japan. Kyocera will supply the 290,000 multicrystalline...

Google’s auto-complete function breaches privacy

03/26/2012, Uh-oh – it seems that Google will have to stop its auto-complete function in Japan simply because of a case where a Japanese court deemed that the search engine breached one man’s privacy. The Tokyo District Court actually approved a petition...

Tokyo Sky Tree officially completed

03/01/2012, Move over, Canton Tower – it looks like the crown for the world’s tallest tower has now been awarded to Japan’s latest megastructure – the Tokyo Sky Tower. Officially completed yesterday, the tower stands at 2,080 feet tall while the...

Speech jamming gun shuts people up

03/01/2012, The speech jamming gun has got to be one of the more interesting inventions that we’ve come across recently. Created by some researchers in Japan, it is a handheld gun that can jam the words of speakers who are over 100-feet away. It works by...

Brain waves used to make disturbing music

02/29/2012, While natural disasters can’t be helped, nobody likes to be reminded of them especially when they claim the lives of thousands of people. However, a Japanese artist named Masaki Batoh has decided to turn this negative experience into something...

WSL Japan unveils Xvision an4 Android 4.0 tablet

02/14/2012, Looking for more variety when it comes to Android tablets? If you are, look no further as WSL Japan has officially announced a new tablet in the form of the Xvision an4. For those wondering, WSL Japan is an electronics manufacturer whose presence in Asia...

Sony Ericsson Xperia NX up for pre-order next week

02/03/2012, Remember the Sony Xperia S that was launched during CES 2012 last month? The phone was reported to be arriving sometime in March in the UK, but it looks like it’ll be arriving in Japan a month earlier. According to reports online, the phone (known...

KDDI pushes ads onto Android devices

01/23/2012, While this news doesn’t affect us directly, it looks some folks in Japan have it bad with the carrier KDDI. It has been reported that the carrier recently started pushing adverts directly to Android devices of its customers after a recent update....

Robots help farm Japan’s disaster zone

01/20/2012, It is nearly a year since the mega disaster which comprised an earthquake and a tsunami hit Japan, wiping out entire villages in the process while killing thousands of people with its path of destruction that also turned once-fertile farmland into one...