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Gururi360 Capitalizes on 360 Video and VR Rise

11/19/2015, YouTube has launched VR videos recently, but the rise of 360 videos is creating new business opportunities. At Interbee 2015 (Japan), I met with a company that specializes in building 360 and VR tour for various customers such as local government,...

Tokyo Airport To Test Megaphone That Translates Multiple Languages

11/18/2015, Looking to translate a word or a sentence from one language to another? If you’re at your computer or on your phone, you can do that with no issue and in an instant. In real life? That might not necessarily be as efficient, but thanks to Panasonic, they...

Japan Plans For Unmanned Moon Landing

11/13/2015, The Land of the Rising Sun is definitely a country where there is plenty of technology involved, no doubt about it. The thing is, it happens to be able to balance modernism and tradition in such a delicate manner, and Japan intends to be the fourth...

Transformable Space As An Office/Home

11/13/2015, When it comes to work, there has been a paradigm shift over the past few years, as more and more people telecommute as well as work from home. Of course, while working from home does have its fair share of perks, there are also some drawbacks as well,...

Robot Cast As Lead Role In Japanese Movie

11/02/2015, When you think of robots, you might think of Japan as well. The country’s association with robots is not surprising, especially when you consider companies like Sony creating robotic dogs like the AIBO, SoftBank’s Pepper, and how could we forget the...

A Pokemon Gym Will Be Opened In Japan Next Month

10/21/2015, Do you want to be the very best? Like no one ever was? If you recognize those lyrics, you might be a fan of the Pokemon franchise. In fact if you are a big enough fan, you might want to consider making a trip to Japan next month because it seems that they...

Japan Gets Another Evangelion-themed Smartphone

10/20/2015, In Japan, the anime and manga culture is strong which is not surprising for the country that spawned various shows and comics that are well-known internationally, like Gundam, Dragonball, One Piece, Naruto, and Evangelion. In fact if you’re a fan of...

Japan’s Vending Machines Will Help You Snap Selfies

10/18/2015, So we have phones and cameras dedicated to taking selfies, we have accessories and gadgets that help us take selfies like selfie sticks, and now it seems that over in Japan, they have introduced vending machines that can help users take a bunch of selfies...

Your Next Translator In Japan Might Be A Robot

10/04/2015, Over the past three years Japan has seen a rapid increase in the number of foreign tourists coming to the country, figures from Japan Tourism Marketing show that close to 2 million visitors arrived in the country in July 2015 alone. There’s a...

CEATEC 2015: NEXT – Today’s Dreams, Future Realities

09/16/2015, Looking ahead to 2020, it is clear that today’s dreams are giving birth to fresh innovations in IT and electronics. And this progress is igniting fresh anticipation in light of the fusion we are seeing between the industry and such diverse fields as...

Cat Street View Lets You Tour Hiroshima Town

09/03/2015, Earlier today, we did bring you word that Google’s Street View has now launched as a standalone app – which would work great for travelers and backpackers alike, although it is not going to come in handy when you are right smack in the middle of...

Amazon Brings Prime Instant Video To Japan

08/27/2015, When it comes to video streaming services, the majority of these services tend to be limited to the US, possibly due to demand and also maybe because of various copyright issues. That being said, it looks like Amazon will be expanding beyond the US as the...

Japan’s All Nippon Air Debuts New Star Wars Themed Planes

08/18/2015, Earlier this year, Japan’s All Nippon Air (ANA) debut a Star Wars themed plane which was basically painted to resemble R2-D2. However it looks like that will not be the company’s only Star Wars themed plane. Recently the company has taken the wraps...