Articles about Japan

Japan Wants To Send A Transforming Robot Ball Onto The Moon
Throughout the years, the space agencies of various countries have sent rovers into space where they are used to help scout the surfaces of the places they land on, whether it be the moon or other planets like Mars. For the most part, these rovers look like miniaturized four wheel drives, but Japan could have a different approach.

Japan Will Reward People Who Can Outscam Scammers
hackThere are all kinds of scams making their rounds, whether it be through the phone, email, fake websites, and more. For the most part, identifying a scam isn’t too hard and ignoring them is generally pretty easy, but it seems that ignoring the problem won’t make it go away so why not go straight to the source, right?

Sharp’s New Smartphone Comes With A 1-inch Camera Sensor
Over in Japan, there are various smartphone brands that we rarely, if ever, see outside of the country. One of those brands includes Sharp, who has recently debuted their brand new smartphone – the Sharp Aquos R6. What makes this phone so special is the fact that it comes with a 1-inch sensor for the camera.

This Japanese Toaster Company Is Looking To Make An Android Phone
If you’re into cooking or fancy kitchen appliances, you might have heard of a Japanese company called Balmuda. For those unfamiliar, they are a company that has gained a cult following for a toaster machine that supposedly creates the “best” toast. This is thanks to the use of steam during the toasting process that helps create a better texture.

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Coca-Cola Launches A Vending Machine Subscription In Japan
While many of us have seen vending machines, there is pretty much no other country around the world that is as obsessed with vending machines as Japan. The country plays home to vending machines for all kinds of things, from your typical drinks, to snacks, to food items, to clothing, and so on.

50-Year Old Japanese Biker Uses App To Transform Himself Into A Beautiful Woman
Our mobile apps these days are pretty impressive and have come a long way from the early smartphone days when all we would see were fart apps. These days, apps are smart and powerful enough to apply filters to photos, transforming us in a matter of a few clicks, which is what one 50-year Japanese biker has taken to the next level.

Japanese Toilets Are About To Get More High Tech With Holographic Buttons
If you’ve ever been to Japan, then you know how high tech their toilets are. To the people living there, it’s more or less a standard feature they’ve come to expect, but if you’re coming from another country, it’s kind of like a technological marvel with features that you never knew you needed until now.

This Device Can Monitor Blood Sugar Levels Without The Use Of Needles
One of the long rumored features that is expected to debut in a future Apple Watch is the ability to measure blood sugar levels without needles. This is expected to be a huge deal and would be perfect for people with diabetes who might need to keep a close eye on their blood sugar levels throughout the day.

M1 Mac Mini Helps Apple Nab Number One Spot In Japanese Desktop PC Market
Last time when it came to choosing an Apple computer, there were so many factors to consider such as which Intel processor to get, which GPU to get, how much RAM do you need, and so on. This was further complicated by Apple’s lineup where not all models had similar specs, like if you wanted a discrete GPU and a desktop form factor, you could only choose between the iMac, […]

Japanese Town Deploys Robot Wolves To Scare Away Bears
As humans start to encroach more into the wild and start building and developing, it starts to displace animals from their natural habitat, which is why we’re seeing more instances of wild animals making their way into urban populations as a result. To help combat this problem, a town over in Japan has decided to employ the use of robot wolves to help deter and scare away these animals.

Panasonic Develops A Vacuum Cleaner That Picks Up AirPods From Train Tracks
Given how small the AirPods are and the fact that they are completely wireless, it wouldn’t be surprising if they were easily lost or dropped. In fact, over in Japan, it was reported that over the course of three months, nearly one thousand earbuds were dropped onto train tracks, accounting for a quarter of all dropped items.

Sega Just Sold Off Its Arcade Business
Sega is a name that is undoubtedly familiar to many gamers. The company has been responsible for some very memorable arcade games, and over in Japan, the company operated an entire building in Akihabara, Tokyo where it housed many popular Sega arcade games, but it looks like it’s the end of an era.

Japan’s ‘Flying Car’ Gets Off The Ground With A Human Pilot
We’ve all seen the TV shows and movies where everyone seems to be driving a flying car. It always felt like the stuff of science fiction, but it looks like it’s slowly becoming a reality. In fact, over in Japan, they are inching towards such a future thanks to Japan’s SkyDrive who recently successfully tested a flying car which got off the ground with a human pilot in the seat.

Japanese AI App Can Tell How Good Is Your Tuna Sashimi
When you eat tuna sashimi or sushi, there are some that are more expensive, and some that are cheaper. This is due to the different grades of tuna, where usually higher-end restaurants tend to get the better/more premium cuts, and it usually takes an experienced buyer to be able to tell how good the quality is when selecting the fish.

Japanese Vending Machines Now Come With Facial Recognition Features
Vending machines are pretty straightforward in terms of their use. You put money into the coin/note slot, press the item you want, get your item, and you’re good to go. However, over in Japan, it seems that some vending machines are taking things to a new level by introducing facial recognition systems.

The World’s Fastest Supercomputer Is Powered By An ARM Chipset
There is no doubt some who are doubting Apple’s strategy of transitioning from using Intel’s x86 processors to ARM-based chipsets. Intel’s processors have long dominated the computer scene, while ARM is mostly used in mobile devices. However, if there was ever a case to be made, Fugaku might be a name to take note of.

Apple Watch ECG Feature Could Be Launching In Brazil And Japan Next
One of the newer features of the Apple Watch is its built-in ECG monitoring tool. However, due to the nature of the tool, it requires it to be approved by medical bodies in the countries they launch in. As a result, the ECG tool while present in the Apple Watch, is not enabled for various countries around the world.

You Might Soon Be Able To Taste Foods Shown On A Screen With This Lickable Display
Watch enough food and travel videos on YouTube and you’ll start wishing that you were there yourself to taste and smell the food in person. While we’ve seen some attempts at making smell-o-vision, it seems that in the future, we might also be able to taste foods through our screen thanks to the Taste Display, or the Norimaki Synthesizer.

Japan Is Giving Kids Super Famicom Systems To Encourage Them To Stay At Home
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many of us have been advised to stay at home to help prevent the virus from continuing to spread, and also to help prevent healthcare systems from being overwhelmed. This is quite tough on adults, let alone kids who might not necessarily understand the gravity of the situation.

Japanese Students Attend Virtual Graduation Ceremony By Using Robots
With schools now being closed, it means that for some students, they will be missing out on being able to attend one of the biggest milestones in their lives, which is graduating from school. However, it seems that Japan’s love for robots has paid off because at the Business Breakthrough University in Tokyo, robots were used as avatars by students to allow them to attend their graduation ceremony virtually.