New Rules for Go-carts www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's transport ministry has decided to mandate seatbelts and other safety features on go-karts that run on public roads.

Go-kart tours are popular mostly among foreign tourists to Japan. But the...

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Amazon launches its Echo devices and Alexa in Japan techcrunch.com

Alongside the hardware, it is also making its Alexa voice assistant available in the country. That means that developers will gain access to Alexa Skills — which has support for Japanese — while co...

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The Xbox One X Is Selling Out In Japan kotaku.com

Early this morning, a sign went up in front of the Yodobashi Camera in Tokyo’s Akihabara. It read 完売 (kanbai), which means “sold out.” This is just one of several stores across Japan that have sold...

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Sony just announced a new Aibo robot dog www.theverge.com

As rumored, AIBO is back. After more than a decade away, Sony has decided to resurrect its iconic robot pet brand with a brand new model simply called “Aibo” (model number ERS-1000).

Sony claims th...

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Nintendo’s mini SNES has already been hacked to run more games techcrunch.com

Nintendo SNES Classic owners should be glad to learn that more games aren’t out of your reach.

Cluster, the Russian coder who originally cracked the NES Classic Edition, has now figured out how to ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Nintendo Registered A "Classic Mini Game Boy" Trademark In Japan kotaku.com

Let's review. Nintendo released a Classic Mini NES. It released a Classic Mini SNES. And now, a Japanese trademark for “Nintendo Classic Mini Game Boy” has been filed in Japan. Ninten-Switch.com re...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Japan could be cleaning up in e-sports ring www.japantimes.co.jp

Spectators packed a Seattle arena and 5 million more went online to watch a video game tournament this summer in which winners each earned $2.2 million, about as much as tennis pro Rafael Nadal won...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


Bears beware www.japantimes.co.jp

If you are a bear who happens to read this page, you might want to stop now and try another link :o)

A type of dagger used by traditional hunters of the Tohoku region, who are known as matagi, is ...

posted by  Yubi | 3 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 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


Panasonic's self-driving wheelchairs are now trundling around a Tokyo airport www.digitaltrends.com

Panasonic wants to have lots of its electric wheelchairs in place at major airports across the country in time for the Olympics, which is coming to Japan in 2020. Trials have just launched at Tokyo...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments

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