Tokyo Clerk Memorized 1300+ Credit Cards To Steal Them

We have observed multiple events where the customer’s credit card info gets leaked (hacked) or simply a victim of any online scam. If you are visiting trusted web services (and know how to identify a bad one), your credit card is probably safe.


Japan Is Selling Special UV Ink Stamps To Help Mark Perverts On Trains

When it comes to personal safety, there are plenty of things that we can buy to help keep ourselves safe in public. For example, you can buy mace/pepper spray to fend off attackers, or there are also whistles and devices that emit loud and shrill noises to deter attackers or to bring attention to yourself.


Apple Will Be Bringing The HomePod To Japan On August 23

Apple’s rollout of the HomePod has been a bit slow, where unlike its iPhones and iPads and Mac computers, the availability of the HomePod is still very much limited to a handful of countries. However, the company has been slowly expanding its availability and come 23rd of August, it seems that the HomePod will finally be making its way to Japan.


These Are The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Made From Recycled Electronics

We use metals in a lot of things, such as the medals given out to athlete at sporting events. However, huge and major events like the Olympics also means that a lot of metal will be required to make the variety of medals handed out to the winners at the games, but as you might have heard, the 2020 games at Toyko, Japan will be making a change.


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Japanese Man Invents An App That Visualizes How Much Sugar Is In Your Drink

Have you ever wanted to know how much sugar is in that drink you just bought from the store? Sure, you could check the nutrition information, but sometimes this can be tricky. After all, how can you really visualize how many grams of sugar is in your drink if you do not have a weighing scale or sugar on you at the moment, right?


Tokyo Hotel Offers Room With A Full-Size Boeing 737 Flight Simulator

As far as in-room amenities go, a full-size Boeing 737-800 flight simulator is pretty rare, unless you’re staying at the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu in Tokyo, Japan. The hotel is connected to Terminal 2 of Haneda International Airport and it now offers a room called “Superior Cockpit Room” which, as previously mentioned, has a proper Boeing 737-800 flight simulator installed in the room.


Robot ‘Duck’ Could Help Farmers Keep Their Fields Clear Of Weeds

Weeds are the bane of every gardener and farmer’s existence. Over in Asia, rice farmers who have opted not to use pesticides to get rid of weeds instead rely on nature, or more specifically, ducks, to help them get rid of weeds. This is because ducks will tear up weeds, snack on insects, and even their manure will help fertilize their fields.


Japan’s Studio Ghibli Theme Park Opens In 2022

Studio Ghibli’s many fans across the globe will be excited to find out that Hayao Miyazaki’s iconic outfit has decided to open an official theme park in Japan. It was rumored and promised for years that something like this would happen. It was finally confirmed officially this week that Ghibli will indeed be building a theme park in Japan.


As Phone Numbers Run Out, Japan Starts Making Longer Ones

Amid concerns that the company’s 11 digit phone numbers could run out by 2022, Japan’s communications ministry has started planning to create 14 digit phone numbers. It would be able to create 10 billion new numbers by moving up to 14 digits. The proposal to do so has reportedly been approved already by the country’s largest mobile carriers.


Japan Is Testing The World’s Fastest Bullet Train

Japan may have popularized the bullet train concept but you can now find trains that go even faster in other countries across the globe. The country, known for its exceptional train service, hasn’t been sitting on its laurels, though. It has developed the fastest bullet train which has now entered testing. The Shinkansen ALFA-X will be capable of reach speeds of 249 miles per hour.


TDK Chirp SonicTrack Power 6-DoF in The Best VR Systems

Ultrasonic fingerprint readers have made their mass-market debut, but there are other uses for ultrasonic technology in today’s gadgets. For example, TDK subsidiary Chirp Microsystems is powering a number of Virtual Reality (VR) systems, including the HTC Vive Focus and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile VR.


TDK’s AI Bonsai Follows Sunlight, Asks For Water

Bonsai trees are beautiful and live longer than humans, but everyone knows that they require maintenance and dedication. Bons-AI is an interactive demo from TDK which pushes the whole Bonsai concept into the future.


Apple’s iPhones Are Crushing The Competition In Japan

While Apple’s iPhones are currently not doing so well over in China, it appears that Apple is continue to dominate the Japanese market, and not in a small way either. According to the data from Canalys, it seems that Apple currently owns a 56% market share in Japan as of Q4 2018, putting it head and shoulders above the competition.


Tokyo Testing Technology That Predicts Tornados 30 Minutes In Advance

New technology is being tested in the Tokyo metropolitan area which is capable of predicting downpours and tornados 30 minutes in advance. The hope is that the system will prove to be robust enough so that it can provide earlier warnings of inclement weather in the future. The technology relies on broadcasting airwaves to make quick and precise predictions.