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Japanese Government To Review Japan’s SIM Lock System

03/30/2010, Those of you who have travelled to Japan before will probably know of the SIM locks that they use over there. Basically the carriers (NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank) don’t allow users to use other handsets from rival networks. So you won’t be able...

Zero Taxis to hit Tokyo this Thursday

03/29/2010, Zero-taku (also known as Zero-taxis for those who speak English), cabs which produce no carbon emissions because it is electric-driven, will start entering service at JR Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi South exit after an inauguration ceremony this...

Vertu Offers 4 Golden Cell Phones In Japan

03/26/2010, Nokia might be using its Vertu brand to try and conquer the Japanese luxury cell phone market, and the announcement of its Kinko, Kikusui, Nanten and Daigo models in Tokyo will certainly be a good way to establish its brand there. Each device will be...

Japan’s Giant Gundam Returns With A Lightsaber

03/22/2010, Every guy out there probably loves robots one way or another, and what better way to pay tribute to robots than by erecting a giant statue of one of the most popular robots ever – Gundam? The folks over in Japan have come up with the 18-meter,...

McDonalds Japan To Use Nintendo DS To Train Employees

03/21/2010, We recently heard that Nintendo is trying to get its Nintendo DS gaming console into junior high schools in Japan, and now it seems that even McDonald’s is embracing Nintendo’s popular portable gaming console. It seems that the fast good giant...

Sony Torne For PS3 Selling Very Well In Japan

03/19/2010, In a technologically advanced country such as Japan, who would have thought that a digital video recorder attachment for the PS3 would enjoy brisk sales? Well, apparently Sony’s Torne (the aforementioned digital video recorder attachment) is doing...

Motion sensor within phones lets boss know where you are

03/09/2010, Unless you’re your own boss, you ought to be wary of any new cellphone which the company awards you simply because of “exceptional performance” at the workplace. Why do we say so? KDDi Japan has come up with a new method of monitoring...

Panasonic Announces EP-MA70 Massage Chair

03/06/2010, After a hard day’s work, everybody wants to kick back and relax at home, and what better way to do so, than with a massage chair? Panasonic has announced another one of its massage chairs, and this time, it’s the EP-MA70. The most interesting...

Age Prediction Machine

02/23/2010, Here’s a subtle way of finding out the age of a person, using the Age Prediction Machine, otherwise known as Toshibareru Mosukitosaundo (Mosquito) according to Google Translate. This tests one’s age by emitting a high frequency sound similar...

Sony Plans To End OLED TV Sales In Japan

02/15/2010, You might still be drooling over Sony’s 11-inch OLED digital TV (Bravia XEL-1), but it seems that the folks over in Japan are already over it. Sony has confirmed that it stopped production of OLED TVs in Japan, and sales of OLED TVs will end when...

1TB SSD to be as small as a postage stamp

02/11/2010, Trust the Japanese to come up with ever smaller devices, thanks to the wonders of miniaturization. It seems as though a team of Japanese researchers are currently working on a new kind of technology which is able to shrink the size of SSDs more than 90%...

Shiseido Digital Cosmetic Mirror

02/04/2010, Shiseido’s has wowed the public in the past with their range of make-up that is capable of turning any plain Jane into a stunning bombshell, but today they provide that wow factor via a different route – the Digital Cosmetic Mirror. This...

Machine To Turn Your Office Paper Into Toilet Paper

01/29/2010, Do you think that there is too much paper being wasted in your office? Well, the smart folks over in a Japanese company called Oriental have come up with a machine called White Goat. If you’re wondering what a machine with such a funny name does, it...

Bandai Japan launches GNO3 Gundam USB flash drive

01/27/2010, Bandai Japan has rolled out the GNO3 Gundam USB flash drive which will come in a various capacities, presumably 1GB, 2GB and 4GB. It will also come pre-loaded with the GN03 game, allowing you to have some downtime from your work at the office to release...