Video: AR dating hits Japan www.techinasia.com

In my opinion this is a sad example of how technology does quite the opposite from improving people's lives. It might be fun to imagine yourself dating a virtual character, but in the long run it i...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments


Roland announces Kodo - world’s first electronic taiko drum www.japantrends.com

Japanese electronic musical instrument manufacturer Roland has teamed up with Kodo, a taiko traditional drumming company, to provide the world’s first electronic Japanese taiko.

Although still in d...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 1 comment


Kunkun Body: app aims to alert office workers when they start to stink www.theguardian.com

Japanese developers say device could help bring end to ‘sumehara’, or ‘smell harassment’, by those who disturb colleagues with their body odour.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Japan’s ‘Galapagos phones’ making a comeback www.japantimes.co.jp

Smartphones have spread rapidly in Japan in recent years, but there still seems to be strong demand for feature phones, or so-called “Galapagos” phones, according to recent data.

posted by  Yubi | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Nintendo Switch is still extremely difficult to buy in Japan kotaku.com

Nintendo Switch has been drawing long lines for months afters its release, and well-known game creator Hideki Kamiya recounted his unsuccessful attempt at trying to buy one. While those were long l...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Japan's New Sushi Delivery Robots Are Efficient, Adorable www.thedailymeal.com

The sidewalks of Japan are about to get a little more crowded and a whole lot cuter, because next month a new series of sushi-delivering robots will debut, and they’re small and red and adorable.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


SNES Classic gets Famicom look and tweaked game selection techcrunch.com

Everyone’s excited about the SNES Classic Edition, what with its twee 90s look and fantastic selection of games. But as with its NES predecessor, the Japanese version of the device is significantly...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments


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 | 5 months, 2 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 | 5 months, 3 weeks 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 | 5 months, 4 weeks ago | 1 comment

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