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 | 1 year, 8 months 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 | 1 year, 8 months 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 | 1 year, 8 months 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 | 1 year, 8 months 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 | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Japanese modular drone PD-ANY

PD-ANY is a new concept drone, “Don’t use a drone to carry your payload, turn your payload into a drone”. This unique and easily adaptable platform concept can be attached to virtually any item.It ...

posted by  banzaitokyo | 1 year, 9 months ago | 2 comments

Toyota group firms to invest in flying car project

Toyota Motor and its group companies will invest in a project set up by volunteers to develop a flying car.

Project members are volunteer engineers from Toyota and other firms. They are trying to p...

posted by  Tanuki | 1 year, 9 months ago | 2 comments

Cyber Attack

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department says internet users were denied access to its website on Friday afternoon in a suspected cyber-attack.

The department said on Friday it is the first time th...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 9 months ago | 0 comments

Testing autonomous driving to begin in rural Japan

The Japanese government is eyeing self-driving technology as a way to help elderly people get around in mountainous areas, where populations are aging fast.

Transport Ministry officials are looking...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 10 months ago | 2 comments

Media preview of dinosaur show

A puppet show featuring a collection of life-like dinosaurs has been unveiled to the media ahead of its opening.

Theatrical performances will begin in Tokyo next week. News media were given access ...

posted by  Yubi | 1 year, 10 months ago | 0 comments


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