Fukushima residents exposed to far less radiation than thought www.sciencemag.org

Citizen science usually isn’t this personal. In 2011, roughly 65,000 Japanese citizens living near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant started measuring their own radiation exposure ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 1 comment


Japanese military entices academics to break taboo www.sciencemag.org

In 1950, Japan’s scientific community, chastened by the complicity of researchers in their nation’s disastrous military adventurism, took an extraordinary vow. “To preserve our integrity as scienti...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Japan launches first military communications satellite www.reuters.com

Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defence Forces as they reinforce an island chain stretching along the southern edge...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Japan's Solar Boom Is Accelerating www.forbes.com

The solar power boom in Japan accelerated dramatically last year, according to new data published last week by Japan’s Renewable Energy Institute.

Solar photovoltaics (PV) share of electricity pro...

posted by  Sergey | 6 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


Porn Company Opens VR Rooms In Tokyo kotaku.com

Japan's most unfortunately named porn company Soft On Demand is offering virtual sexy time at its newly opened location in Tokyo's Akihabara.

The establishment's billboard states that Soft On Dema...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 1 week ago | 2 comments


Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence qz.com

Most of the attention around
automation focuses on how factory
robots and self-driving cars may
fundamentally change our workforce,
potentially eliminating millions of
jobs. But AI that c...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 1 comment


Saya the CGI girl thenextweb.com

This is very impressive where computer graphics is now. The CGI people can be truly human now or at least not creepy :)

posted by  banzaitokyo | 10 months ago | 1 comment


My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo - Aniwaa www.aniwaa.com

This article is written by Pierre-Antoine, co-founder of Aniwaa and post-doctorate researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology ( ) on the topic of 3D printed interfaces for virtual reality applicat...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments


Tokyo bans drones in public parks weeks after radioactive quadcopter lands on prime minister's roof www.techinasia.com

Yes, you read that correctly. In a classic case of one idiot ruining the fun for everyone else, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government today banned the use of radio-controlled helicopters and drones in ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 2 months ago | 3 comments


Self-Driving Cars: Japan Wants To Establish Global Standard For Autonomous Vehicle Technology, Safety, Infrastructure www.ibtimes.com

Japanese automakers are teaming up to develop parts, technologies and an infrastructure strategy for self-driving cars out of fear that U.S. and European carmakers are taking the lead in establishi...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 2 months ago | 0 comments

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