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Toshiba BookPlace Mono Launched In Japan

04/04/2013, Toshiba has just introduced a new e-book reader to the market, although they are targeting the Land of the Rising Sun this time around with the Toshiba BookPlace Mono. This will definitely cater for the budget-minded, as how expensive can a monochrome...

Japan Gets LG Optimus G Pro

04/03/2013, If you so happen to live in the Land of the Rising Sun, then you will be pleased to hear that folks over there have already gotten hold of the LG Optimus G Pro, which is to follow in the footsteps of their brethren living in South Korea. South Koreans...

Researchers Create Television You Can Smell

04/03/2013, Google Nose may have been an extremely elaborate April Fools’ Day prank, but the technology may not be too far from reality as researchers at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology have created a prototype TV set that allows you to...

Management Game Helps Simulate Business Experiences

04/01/2013, They say that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and sometimes, we tend to learn more by playing than sitting in the middle of a classroom or lecture hall. After all, animals learn by playing too, and they have done pretty well surviving in the...

Microsoft Surface RT Launches In Japan Today

03/15/2013, We heard last month the Microsoft Surface would be making its way to Japan some time in March. And what better time to launch a new tablet than smack-dab in the middle of the month as the Surface RT is officially launching today in Japan. The Microsoft...

Remote-Controlled Japanese Toilet Shouldn’t Be Used For Waste

03/15/2013, Remote-controlled helicopters may seem cool, but nowhere near as cool as a remote-controlled toilets, which, of course, is being made available in Japan, which we like to refer to as the country where the toilet reigns supreme. We’ve seen toilets...

Steve Jobs To Become Manga Star In Japanese Comic

03/12/2013, While the world waits for the official release of Steve Jobs’ upcoming biopic starring Ashton Kutcher called jOBS, his life story will also be receiving the manga treatment in Japan in Kiss magazine, which is a publication specifically for women....

Apple iBookstore Launched In Japan

03/05/2013, Folks living in the Land of the Rising Sun would be pleased to hear that Apple has just launched (finally, some say!) in Japan, where it will boast of titles from major and independent publishers, where among them include a great selection of books from...

Kurukuru Nabe Self-Stirring Pot Is Ideal For The Lazy Chef

03/05/2013, If you’re too busy in the kitchen to pay attention to the contents of your boiling pot, then perhaps this Japanese self-stirring pot might be of interest to you. Dubbed the Kurukuru Nabe, this pot was developed by Hideki Watanabe, a dentist from Tobe,...

SmartPants: Because Your Smartphone Is Just Plain Naked

03/04/2013, You know that Japan is a rather quirky country on its own by some measure, and here is a prime example just in case you were wondering – the SmartPants. Just because the name is “SmartPants”, this does not mean it has anything to do with...

Rirakkuma Earthquake Kit Is Super Cute

02/28/2013, We are about to enter the 2nd anniversary of the catastrophic “Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami” which ravaged northern Japan this coming March 11th. Talk about a triple whammy back then – Japan’s largest recorded earthquake in history, as...

Kibo Robot Tested For Existence In Space

02/28/2013, Kibo, the Japanese communication robot that will eventually join up with the rest of the crew aboard the International Space Station (ISS) later this summer, will also need to suit up and undergo some sort of “training”, if you will, just like any...

Japanese Robot Suit Gains Worldwide Rollout Approval

02/27/2013, When I was a kid, watching movies like Robotech sure got my adrenaline pumping. Imagine walking around in a giant robot suit which can transform into a jet fighter capable of defending the innocent against alien attacks, only to revert to an upright,...