WWII Zero fighter takes to the skies over Japan www.japantimes.co.jp

Salvaged from the Papua New Guinean jungle, a restored World War II Japanese Zero fighter has taken to the skies over the land that gave birth to the once-feared warplane.

The aircraft — emblazoned...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Sony’s new E Ink watch goes on sale in Japan today www.theverge.com

While neither model is really a smartwatch, the FES Watch U does have a little more functionality than the original model, with extra face designs available by connecting to an app called FES Close...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 1 comment


Ocean sunfish robot at Fukushima plant www3.nhk.or.jp

Tokyo Electric Power Company has debuted a new underwater robot to help in the removal of melted fuel at a crippled nuclear reactor in Fukushima.

On Thursday, a test of the robot was disclosed to t...

posted by  Tanuki | 2 months ago | 1 comment


Mario Kart VR is real — here's your first look www.theverge.com

There’s an official version of Mario Kart in virtual reality, but it’s only heading to a Tokyo arcade for now. Mario Kart Arcade GP VR is a newly announced entry in the Namco-developed series of Ma...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months ago | 0 comments


Sega Is Opening A VR Floor In Its Massive Tokyo Arcade uploadvr.com

A Sega Twitter account last week revealed that one of the floors in its gigantic arcade in Akihabara will soon feature a VR section. In fact, the area was meant to be up and running already, but it...

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


weird Japanese toys that should’ve never existed in the first place www.digitaltrends.com

This is a topic that we will never run out of articles for :-p

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


Docomo designed flying spherical displays www.nttdocomo.co.jp

The device comprises a spherical external frame, an internal LED frame consisting of a series of eight curved LED strips that extend from top to bottom, a drone fitted inside the sphere and legs pr...

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


Bridgestone announces airless tires for bicycles www.japantrends.com

Bridgestone has announced the latest in its line of “airless tires” that do not require inflation, this time adapting the technology for bicycles.

The second generation of the Air Free Concept was ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments


Brace yourselves! The original Tamagotchi is making a comeback www.wired.co.uk

In 1996, a subsidiary of Bandai Namco changed the world of gaming with the release of the Tamagotchi. In the years since, the small handheld digital pet has gone on to gain cult status among toy af...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment


ProPilot chair: The Solution to Standing in Lines - Sitting otakumode.com

The ProPILOT Chair was developed based on Nissan’s autonomous driving tech, and its appearance at cuud is a temporary one meant to give people a chance to experience the technology behind it.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

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