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Mobile Phone Related Injuries In Japan On The Rise

05/04/2014, We all know the perils of using your phone while driving, whether it be to check your maps, texting, or talking. However it seems that phone-related injuries while walking are on the rise too, at least according to the Tokyo Fire Department who has...

Valve And Taito Team Up For Left 4 Dead Arcade Game In Japan

04/30/2014, We’re sure that by now, many gamers would have tried their hands at Valve’s Left 4 Dead franchise. It’s a pretty unique game that allows players to take turns being the good guy and the monster which helps shake up the dynamic of such games. Now...

Pokemon Fans In Japan Will Get Two Characters For Watching The Movie

04/17/2014, We know that Pokemon is a pretty big deal in Japan. Not only do they have Pokemon-themed airplanes, they also have Pokemon Centers, and recently it was revealed that by attending a Japanese football match, attendees had the chance of winning themselves a...

NTT Docomo Smartphone Elderly Monitoring Service Launched

03/30/2014, NTT Docomo Inc. is said to begin offering their “Tsunagari Hot Support” application software, where it will target the elderly as well as their families, and this particular app has already arrived on smartphones from the company on March 25....

Mario Kart Race Happens In Tokyo

03/17/2014, We have seen Mario and Luigi get around in Tokyo in the past, but that might just be a preview of things to come. Surely we have not seen a full blown Mario Kart race on the streets of Tokyo, right? Surely observers would have heard of Rémi Gaillard...

Japan To Get New Wii U Bundle

03/17/2014, What you see above happens to hail from Nintendo of Japan’s official site, where it has listed the new console pack at the ¥30,000 price point (which you can roughly convert to $300), and is touted for a March 27th release. Apparently, this particular...

SoftBank’s CEO Reveals How He Brought The iPhone To Japan

03/14/2014, The iPhone is probably one of the more desired smartphones in the world at the moment, and despite what its critics and detractors have to say about it, they have to admit that it is true to a certain level. What this also means is that carriers are more...

Monkey Spotted In Hot Spring Alongside Smartphone

02/11/2014, Now here is an image that you might find it difficult to forget afterwards – that of a monkey, dipping itself in a hot spring in Japan. Sounds and looks pretty normal? Actually, there is more to the image than this. Apparently, the monkey, just like...

NHK In Japan Tests 8K Video Broadcast

01/23/2014, Just when you thought that 4K TVs are going to be the next big thing, technologically advanced Japan throws another spanner in the works with word that NHK is starting to test broadcasts of Super Hi-Vision, which is the 8K standard. In comparison, 8K...

NTT DOCOMO Changes Stance On Tizen Hardware Availability

01/17/2014, Last week we reported that Japanese carrier NTT DOCOMO announced their support of Samsung’s Tizen platform and would carry its hardware as well. That’s good news for Samsung as NTT DOCOMO is Japan’s largest carrier and would no doubt be a boon for...

Microsoft Preps Xbox One For Japan

01/17/2014, It seems that apart from games having different languages, such as Japanese or English, Microsoft has more to worry about other than the language barrier. While Microsoft has not mentioned when their latest console will be released in Japan, a 2014...

Japan To Deploy A Magnetic Net In Space To Clean Up Floating Debris

01/16/2014, We can’t really see it from where we are, but in reality there is a lot of junk floating in space and in our orbit. Its actually our fault since the junk consists of debris from previous space missions, and you would think that we would have learnt to...

Japanese Government To Tax Foreign Downloads In 2015

01/15/2014, When it comes to both digital and physical goods, most of the time tax is applied, however due to different countries having differing rates of taxes, sometimes it is actually cheaper if you were to purchase from outside the country and have it imported....