How a Japanese Company Cut 80% of the Time Needed to Manually Count Pearls

Since Eiko Pearl was established in 1963 in Mie, they have been operating as a specialized pearl trading company. They have managed to adapt to changing times and have delivered pearls all over the w…

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Tokyo cops crack down on 5 Akihabara maid cafes for operating without licenses

Over the past few months, Tokyo Metropolitan Police have been busting maid cafes in Chiyoda Ward for operating without licenses, reports the Asahi Shimbun (May 20).

According to police, five such caf…

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Disrupting Business Media Podcast

In the fifth episode of the Japan Startup Megaphone podcast, we spoke with our dai-senpai in this field, Tim Romero, a Tokyo-based author and entrepreneur best known for his Disrupting Japan podcast.…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 months ago | 0 comments

How Akihabara went from consumer electronics mecca to capital of ‘Cool Japan’

Akihabara has changed a great deal in the last 25 years. Back in the early '90s, when Japanese electronics makers dominated the world and the bubble economy had yet to pop, every other store was sell…

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Record 15.9 Million Computers Shipped in Japan

A record 15.9 million computers were shipped in Japan over the course of the year 2020, with demand boosted by the pandemic and its enhanced teleworking requirements.

This shipping volume was up 1.3%…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 6 months, 1 week ago | 0 comments

'World's highest-capacity' solid-state battery developed in Japan

Hitachi Zosen has developed a solid-state battery boasting one of the industry's highest capacities and tolerance for a wide range of temperatures, making it a candidate for use in satellites and ind…

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Idemitsu Entering Electric Car Business

Idemitsu Kosan, mainly known an an oil refining company, has reportedly decided to enter the electric car market this year in partnership with the Tajima Motor Corporation.

This news, which was first…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months ago | 0 comments

Big quake in Japan, no tsunami alert!

According to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System, there is no threat of a tsunami from today's magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the Pacific 89 km southeast of Sendai, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
We hope that…

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PlayStation 5 sale at Tokyo Store cancelled by Police

Tokyo Police were called to an electronic retailer after a PlayStation 5 console restock caused chaos.

The Akihabara branch Yodobashi Camera – one of the biggest electronic retail chains in japan – …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 2 weeks ago | 0 comments

International software developers survey

An insightful survey of international developers living in Japan conducted by the team of
If you are curious about salaries, job satisfaction, languages used by the developers in Japan, …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 7 months, 3 weeks ago | 0 comments


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