This Japanese Startup Is Making Paper Out of Stone, Not Trees

Nobuyoshi Yamasaki’s venture TBM Co. makes paper from limestone, a rock it proclaims is "almost inexhaustible." He says it’s the answer to concerns over deforestation and water shortages, with worl...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

Yamanaka speaks of 10 years from iPS discovery

Kyoto University Professor Shinya Yamanaka says he will continue his research in stem cell technology to use it in treating patients. The Nobel Laureate is known for discovering iPS cells.


posted by  Tanuki | 8 months, 1 week ago | 1 comment

Japanese team develops snake-like robot to help in disasters

A research team says it has developed a snake-like robot that can climb over debris and rubble by shooting a jet of air to lift its front end from the ground.

posted by  Tanuki | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

Airbnb Gets Green Light in Japan With Home-Sharing Law's Passage

Airbnb Inc. will now be able to operate in Japan without the risk of running into regulatory hurdles after the government passed a law that sets out rules for home sharing.

Japan’s upper house pass...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

AI and Robotics in Agriculture in Japan [video]

Japan is by far the world leader in one of the most important tech revolutions in the coming decade, the robotics revolution.

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments

Tokyo Nights May Soon Be Lit Up by a Country 1700 Miles Away

The lights of the high-end boutiques and bars of Tokyo’s Ginza neighborhood may someday be powered by coal burned more than 1,700 miles away (2,700 kilometers) in Mongolia, electricity zipping over...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 3 comments

AIRCRAFT First Japanese-Built F-35A Officially Unveiled at Nagoya Facility

The first Japanese-assembled F-35A was unveiled at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Komaki South F-35 Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility here today. The Japan F-35 FACO is operated b...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment

Osaka teen first alleged ransomware maker arrested in Japan

YOKOHAMA – A 14-year-old in Osaka Prefecture has become the first person in Japan arrested for allegedly creating ransomware, the police said Monday.

The third-year junior high school student, who ...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 2 weeks ago | 2 comments

Cobalt-rich crusts confirmed on seabed off Chiba

Japanese researchers have confirmed details of a large area of rare metal deposits in the seabed off eastern Japan.

Researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, or JAM...

posted by  Yubi | 8 months, 3 weeks ago | 2 comments

New breast cancer screening technology developed

Major Japanese electronics maker Hitachi has developed technology to make breast cancer screening more accurate.

The new system uses ring-shaped equipment to emit 360-degree ultrasound to detect tu...

posted by  Tanuki | 9 months ago | 0 comments


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