Hebocon: The Best Worst Robot Competition spectrum.ieee.org

Building the best robot you can is difficult and stressful. You know what isn’t difficult or stressful? Building the worst robot you can, and then seeing if it can manage to be even more terrible t...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 1 week ago | 3 comments


Japanese artist carves these intricate patterns using regular vegetables www.instagram.com

A Japanese artist carves vegetables publishing his works for everybody to see and use (if needed). The line in the description says: "carving

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


Japan's 'golden coder' making games apps aged 82 www.bbc.com

Masako Wakamiya spotted a gap in the games market - and created a games app based on a traditional Japanese dolls festival.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments


Fukushima: Wild boars take over Japan's evacuated towns www.bbc.com

Hunters have been called in to deal with hundreds of wild boars who are living in evacuated Japanese towns in the Fukushima area.
The area was deserted six years ago after an earthquake and tsunami...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 9 months, 1 week ago | 2 comments


A guide to the Sapporo snow festival2017 blog.gaijinpot.com

The Snow Festival, which is being held in Sapporo’s Oodori Park through February 12, 2017, features 116 different snow sculptures of all different sizes. One of the highlights is a recreation of Na...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 1 week ago | 3 comments


Haruo Nakajima, Man Inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88 variety.com

Haruo Nakajima, who was the man inside the monster suit for every "Godzilla" film from the 1954 original to 1972's "Godzilla vs. Gigan," died Monday (Aug. 7), according to Variety, citing "Godzilla...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments


Legendary Japanese animator Miyazaki comes out of retirement for new film www.japantimes.co.jp

Here is some great news for all of you Studio Ghibli Anime fans.

Oscar-winning Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has come out of retirement to work on a new animated feature film, a producer at Stud...

posted by  Yubi | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 4 comments


Forget maid cafes! Lift weights and get jacked with cute girls at a MAID GYM instead en.rocketnews24.com

There are a ton of different types of maid cafes in Japan, catering to all sorts of tastes, ranging from Shangrila’s “plump” maids to Ita-Cafe’s uniformed Russian girls.

But what about people who’...

posted by  Sergey | 10 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Netflix is working on a remake of Death Note. Watch the trailer. www.theverge.com

A live-action version of Death Note is coming to Netflix later this year, and we’ve just gotten the first teaser trailer. Here, Light Turner (The Fault In Our Stars’ Nat Wolff) finds the titular De...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


‘Pac-Man’ Pioneer Masaya Nakamura, Founder of Namco, Dies at 91 variety.com

Masaya Nakamura, the arcade entertainment pioneer who pioneered smash-hit video game “Pac-Man,” has died at the age of 91. He founded the giant gaming company Namco, which for 10 years was also own...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments


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