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 | 1 year, 4 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 | 1 year, 4 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 | 1 year, 4 months 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 | 1 year, 4 months 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 | 1 year, 4 months 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 | 1 year, 4 months 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 | 1 year, 5 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 | 1 year, 5 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...

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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 | 1 year, 5 months ago | 3 comments


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