Articles about Japan

Nintendo Switch Just Passed The Wii’s Lifetime Sales In Japan
When the Nintendo Wii U flopped really hard, many had expressed their concern that Nintendo might be losing it. However, when the Switch launched, it painted a very different story as the console started to gain a ton of popularity and favorable reviews from gamers around the world. It also led to speculation that the console could potentially beat the Wii’s sales.

Japan Has Developed A 10-Minute Coronavirus Testing Kit
One of the problems with testing for illnesses is the waiting period. This can be nerve-wrecking because the uncertainty can cause a lot of undue stress in people. Given the current coronavirus outbreak plaguing the world, we’re sure that there are many people out there who are understandably worried.

Students In Japan Hold Graduation Ceremony In Minecraft
With social distancing measures being put into place, it means that more people are being sent home to work or to study. It also means that large gatherings have been cancelled or postponed, such as school graduation ceremonies. Graduations are a huge part of a student’s life, which is why over in Japan, students have come up with an interesting way around the issue.

This Japanese Smartphone Will Prevent You From Taking Naked Selfies
In this day and age where everyone has a smartphone with a camera, it’s not surprising that many have taken the opportunity to snap a naughty selfie every now and then. However, over in Japan, Tone Mobile has launched a new smartphone in the form of the Tone e20 that apparently will stop users from snapping naked photos of themselves.

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Sony Debuts A Remote Control That’s Also A Portable Speaker
The thing with universal remote controllers is that they help cut down the clutter of gadgets around your home. If you’re looking to cut the clutter in your home, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently taken the wraps off a new remote control that also has the ability to double up as a portable speaker.

Japan Railways Releases App To Help Deal With Train Gropers
One of the problems Japan is facing is the problem of train gropers, who typically take advantage of the fact that Japan’s trains can get insanely crowded and they use that to their advantage to molest and grope their victims. Unfortunately, there is not much one can do about it as trains can be too crowded to correctly identify the groper.

Japanese Doctors Implant Lab-Grown Heart Muscles Into A Human
The transplantation of organs has a higher demand than the supply. This is because in some cases, like with heart transplants, you would need someone who just died and is a donor. This is versus kidney transplants where it is possible for a living person to donate one kidney and survive on the remaining one.

Disgruntled Customer Arrested After Making 24,000 Calls To His Carrier To Complain
We’ve all made calls to our carriers to complain about poor service, being wrongly charged for services, and so on. Usually, it’s a good sign that things are going well if we rarely have to make these calls, but for one 71-year old man in Japan, it seems that there was nothing his carrier could do to make him happy.

A Machine That Cooks The Perfect Instant Noodles Is Peak 2019
Cooking instant noodles should be more or less a no brainer by now, and students around the world are probably very familiar with the overall cooking method. This involves pouring hot water, place the lid back to let it steam, and you’re good to go! However, the good folks at Thanko have decided that maybe now that we’re in 2019, perhaps it’s time to get a bit more hi-tech with […]

GLIDiC Unveils Sound Air TW-5000s Wireless Earbuds
GLIDiC, a Japanese brand backed by Softbank selection, is introducing new wireless earbuds in the U.S.A with the GLIDiC Sound Air TW-5000s.

Microsoft Japan Experiments With 3-Day Weekend, Sees A 40% Boost In Productivity
If you’ve ever wished for a 3-day weekend, know that you’re not alone. However, it seems that over in Japan, Microsoft experimented with such a concept, where employees were only required to come into work four days a week instead of five, giving them an extra day of rest. It turned out to be an excellent idea.

Robots In Japanese Hotel Chain Found To Be Vulnerable To Hacking, Could Spy On Guests
Japan is a country that loves its robots where we’ve seen various industries take advantage of it, where it can be used as a greeter in stores or as a way to help passengers find their way around the airport. We’ve also seen how some hotel chains in the country are using robots to help guests check in.

NEC Flying Car Puts Drone Air Traffic Control To The Test
It was a bit surprising to see a company like NEC prominently featuring a car-size drone on its CEATEC 2019 booth, so we stopped by to check things up.

Olympus ORBEYE Neurosurgery Camera, Powered Sony Camera Sensors
At CEATEC 2019, we spotted the Olympus ORBEYE, a powerful medical camera that is powered by Sony Camera sensors, some of them small enough to fit in our phones.