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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...

Japanese Banks Looking To Launch Their Own Digital Currency

09/27/2017, In Japan, there are various ways that you can pay for stuff. There is of course the good old fashion way of paying for purchases using cash, then there are credit cards (which tend to be more limited to the bigger retailers), or there are also methods...

This Cute Little Robotic Puppy Can Tell If You Have Stinky Feet

09/15/2017, In Asian culture, taking off your shoes when you enter someone’s home appears to be a rather common practice. In some cultures like Japan, it goes even further as there are instances where you will have to take off your shoes when entering into a...

Japanese Engineers Create A Headset-Free VR Experience

07/18/2017, The thing about virtual reality (VR) right now is that it requires a headset in order to experience it. This means that in terms of freedom of movement, it can be a bit limiting since headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift require it to be tethered to...

Japan’s Bic Camera Will Start Accepting Bitcoin As Payment

07/17/2017, If you’re someone who mines for bitcoin or trades in bitcoin, you might be interested to learn that there will be more places for you to spend your cryptocurrency at. In a report from the Nikkei Asian review (via Peta Pixel), it seems that Japanese...

Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Won’t Give Up On The Japanese Market

06/29/2017, The Xbox One has been doing pretty well for itself around the world, but yet when it launched in Japan, it almost felt like a flop. However it seems that despite the somewhat chilly reception to the Xbox One in the country, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has...

Mario Kart VR Will Be Finding Its Way Into A Japanese Arcade

06/13/2017, In recent times we’re starting to see more gaming developers give existing franchises a VR makeover. For example during E3 there were announcements like DOOM: VFR, Fallout 4 VR, and Skyrim VR, all of which are based on existing titles. Now it looks like...

Airbnb In Japan Has Finally Been Legalized

06/09/2017, Japan is not a cheap country and if you look at hotel rates online, many are pretty expensive for what they offer. This has allowed services such as Airbnb to thrive where they aren’t quite as restrictive compared to hotels in terms of number of guests,...

Japan Looking To Launch Self-Navigating Cargo Ships

06/09/2017, When it comes to vehicles that can drive themselves, we’re looking at cars, taxis, buses, trains, trams, and so on, or at least for the most part where input from the driver is usually minimal. Planes too for the most part can fly themselves thanks to...