Pictograms on Japanese electric toilets approved as global standard www.japantimes.co.jp

Pictograms on how to use Japanese electric toilets have been registered as a global standard in a step aimed at making such signs more familiar to the growing number of foreign tourists visiting th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Nintendo’s Switch took just 10 months to outsell the Wii U techcrunch.com

Nintendo’s Switch has only been on sale for 10 months but already it has outsold its predecessor, the Wii U, the flop that heralded Nintendo’s first step into hybrid gaming.

The Japanese tech giant...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments

Nintendo Announces Nintendo Labo, A Wild New Experiment For Switch kotaku.com

Nintendo today announced Nintendo Labo, a wild new experiment for the Switch that will allow players to insert the console into assorted pieces of cardboard, creating items like robots, fishing rod...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

Disaster Info thru Car Navi www.japantimes.co.jp

This is a pretty cool idea. So many vehicles already have car navi devices, and they can be put into good use.

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

Sony, Please Let Me Play With This Good Boy gizmodo.com

First Sony killed Aibo, the little dumb robot dog. Then, like a phoenix, Aibo rose from the ashes, new and improved, with LED eyes and a soft little back. This good boy, who went on pre-order in Ja...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

The creators of Neko Atsume are back with a game about an adventuring frog www.theverge.com

Journey Frog, the latest release from Japanese developer Hit-Point, the team best-known for the addictive and adorable cat-collecting game Neko Atsume. Like Neko Atsume, Tabikaeru is all about wait...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 3 months ago | 1 comment

The $2,500 answer to Amazon's Echo could make Japan's sex crisis even worse www.businessinsider.fr

Japan has a sex problem. The country's birthrate is shrinking year after year, to the point where deaths are outpacing births.

Simply put, Japan's population is decreasing.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 3 months ago | 0 comments

Company reprimanded for dangerous drone operation www3.nhk.or.jp

Japan's transport ministry has reprimanded a company for the dangerous operation of a drone.

The ministry says the firm flew a drone at a commercial facility in Tokyo in April, allowing visitors to...

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

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...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 4 months ago | 0 comments

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...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 5 months ago | 0 comments


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