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%…

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'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…

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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 – …

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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, …

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A Drone for Tight Spaces

Sensyn Robotics has unveiled its “Sensyn Explorer,” a small drone about the size of the palm of one’s hand, which is designed to operate within tight indoor spaces.

The Shibuya-based firm aims to bec…

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Telephoto fear: Japanese photojournalist shows how lenses affect views of crowds amid virus

One photography-specific term that has been flying around since the coronavirus pandemic took hold is "compression effect," also called "lens compression." In short, lens compression occurs when a te…

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Japanese companies fight for share of EUV chip technology sector

A next-generation semiconductor technology known as extreme ultraviolet lithography, or EUV, is the focus of intensifying competition among Japanese chipmaking equipment manufacturers including Tokyo…

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