Sony takes on ride-hailing in Japan as Uber looks for partners

Sony says it’s partnering with Daiwa Motor Transportation and five other local taxi companies in Japan to build a new taxi-hailing system to match drivers with riders via a mobile app, similar to h...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 days, 19 hours ago | 0 comments

elastic on-skin LED display

A group of Japanese researchers has developed a thin, elastic display that can be pasted directly on human skin.

The display is about one millimeter thick and consists of micro LEDs embedded in a r...

posted by  Yubi | 5 days, 7 hours ago | 0 comments

Japan Plans for Supertall Wooden Skyscraper in Tokyo by 2041

Timber tower construction is the current obsession of architects, with new projects claiming to be the world’s next tallest popping up all over the globe. But this latest proposal from Japanese com...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 week, 2 days ago | 0 comments

NEM News

Police are questioning a Japanese man who accepted a cryptocurrency called NEM in exchange for another virtual currency.

Sources close to the investigation say that Tokyo Metropolitan Police invest...

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

Japan: robots will care for 80% of elderly by 2020

With Japan’s ageing society facing a predicted shortfall of 370,000 caregivers by 2025, the government wants to increase community acceptance of technology that could help fill the gap in the nursi...

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

Japan’s space agency just launched the tiniest rocket to carry a satellite into orbit

A year after its tiny, experimental rocket failed to reach orbit a year ago, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched (via Engadget) an experimental rocket into orbit ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 2 weeks, 6 days ago | 0 comments

New technique for early detection of Alzheimer's

Researchers in Japan say they have developed a simple technique to detect Alzheimer's disease before symptoms appear.

The National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, or NCGG, and precision mach...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 2 days ago | 0 comments

Coincheck to be sued over digital currency theft

A group of lawyers says it is preparing a lawsuit against virtual currency exchange Coincheck in connection with the computer hack that stole a massive amount of digital currency last week.

The tea...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 2 days ago | 0 comments

Radioactive soil disposal method to be tested

Japan's Environment Ministry will carry out tests at 2 sites where soil generated in decontamination work following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident is buried.

Outside Fukushima Prefecture, wher...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 3 days ago | 0 comments

New bird species

Researchers say they have found a new seabird species indigenous to the Ogasawara Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site some 1,000 kilometers south of Japan's main island.

The scientists, including...

posted by  Yubi | 3 weeks, 4 days ago | 0 comments


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