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 | 8 months, 3 weeks 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 | 9 months, 1 week 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 | 9 months, 2 weeks 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 | 9 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

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 | 9 months, 2 weeks 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 | 9 months, 2 weeks 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 | 10 months 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 | 10 months 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 | 10 months, 1 week 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 | 10 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments


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