Fujitsu trials blockchain money transfers with Japan’s three biggest banks

Fujitsu is teaming up with Japan’s three largest banking groups – Mizuho Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – to conduct a joint field trial...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 5 days ago | 0 comments

Japan successfully launches Michibiki satellite

Japan's space agency has successfully launched a fourth and last satellite for its own version of a global positioning system.

An H2A rocket carrying Michibiki No. 4 lifted off from the Tanegashima...

posted by  Yubi | 1 week, 5 days ago | 0 comments

insects with reversed sex genitalia

A group of four scientists, including two from Japan, won the spoof Ig Nobel biology prize on Thursday for their discovery of insects with genitalia that reverse the traditional sex roles.

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 1 week ago | 1 comment

Equipment to float building to offset tremors

Researchers have come up with a novel way to protect buildings from earthquake damage.

A group consisting of a disaster-prevention research institute and private companies has developed a device th...

posted by  Tanuki | 1 month, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

turn disposable diaper waste into fuel

Three men whose companies are involved in the manufacture and sales of disposable diapers — the use of which is expected to increase with the aging population — have started an association in Nagoy...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments

Fish filmed at a record depth of 8,178 meters

A Japanese research team, in cooperation with NHK, has succeeded in filming a fish swimming at a depth of 8,178 meters in the Pacific Ocean -- the deepest ever recorded.

Scientists believe the maxi...

posted by  Yubi | 1 month, 4 weeks ago | 0 comments

Universities in Kyoto, Aomori to probe contrasting longevity

Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine and Hirosaki University will launch a survey in the Tango district in northern Kyoto Prefecture to study the longevity of residents there.

posted by  Yubi | 2 months ago | 0 comments

Ocean current generator produces electricity

A Japanese machinery maker and a governmental organization say they have generated electricity using ocean currents.

IHI and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, or NE...

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Panasonic's self-driving wheelchairs are now trundling around a Tokyo airport

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 | 2 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Japan’s potential SpaceX competitor achieves mixed results in first launch

A Japanese startup commercial rocket launch attempted to launch a 10-meter tall ‘Momo’ rocket to orbit on Sunday, but while the rocket achieved liftoff, it only made it about one-fifth of its total...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


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