Terra Drone Enters Air Taxi Business akihabaranews.com

Terra Drone has flagged its interest in entering the air taxi business by forming a tie-up with AirMobility, both of them Tokyo-based technology firms.

Terra Drone is an established player in its ind…

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Adult entertainment guidance center appears in Akihabara; some worry neighborhood is changing japantoday.com

With its hot pink sign and gigantic font, the storefront does a remarkable job of standing out, yet at the same time doesn’t seem to want anyone to be able to see inside from the street. The reason f…

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Ghibli Rebooted: Studio Goes 3D for New Movie “Earwig and the Witch” www.nippon.com

Studio Ghibli will soon release Earwig and the Witch, a new venture into 3D CG animation, that will make its debut on Japanese television. While Miyazaki Hayao works on what is likely to be his last …

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World’s Fastest Electric Car akihabaranews.com

Osaka-based Aspark Co. has developed what it calls the “the fastest accelerating car in the world,” which can go from from 0 to 60 mph in 1.69 seconds.

The Aspark Owl, which the company also declares…

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Mile-Long Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach in Japanese Forest dornob.com

While music and design may not seem to go hand in hand at first glance, a giant mile-long xylophone certainly fits the bill for both. After all, it’s likely the only instrument on the planet that can…

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Super Nintendo World va se dévoiler ce soir dans un direct www.journaldugeek.com

Vidéo du nouveau parc Super Nintendo World

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Designing 2D graphics in the Japanese industry vgdensetsu.tumblr.com

An Amiga, Deluxe Paint and a mouse. From the late 80s to the early 90s, these 3 tools were at the core of numerous graphic designers’ workstations in the West. It took years for the Japanese industry…

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This Japanese Shop Is 1,020 Years Old. It Knows a Bit About Surviving Crises. www.nytimes.com

Japan is an old-business superpower. The country is home to more than 33,000 with at least 100 years of history — over 40 percent of the world’s total, according to a study by the Tokyo-based Researc…

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Osaka Reaches for the Skies akihabaranews.com

Osaka Prefecture has launched a new organization with the objective of establishing commercial flying car services by 2023.

Launched in an event held on the 17th, the new group goes by an unwieldy na…

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AI Generated Pokemon Sprites with GPT-2 matthewrayfield.com

Training GPT-2 with a bunch of text is super easy. The trickiest part was writing code to manage those results into something usable. My "generation" code does this. In this way it's not at all gener…

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