Henn-na Hotel: World’s First Fully Robot-Staffed Hotel Opens in Japan www.spoon-tamago.com

In Japan there’s now a hotel you can stay in without ever having to deal with another human being. Instead, robot attendants – a miniature, a humanoid and a dinosaur – will greet you and check you in…

posted by  RamenRyan | 5 years, 3 months ago | 4 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 al…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 5 years, 3 months ago | 3 comments

Online banking thefts hit Japan firms prompting compensation rethink www.reuters.com

Hackers stole nearly $2 million from the online bank accounts of Japanese businesses in April, a surge in theft that has prompted some banks to curtail online services and rethink compensation polici…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 3 months ago | 0 comments

PSA: What If 17th Century Samurai Had Smartphones? www.japantimes.co.jp

We’ve all been told of the perils of walking while texting. And yet we do it anyway. In fact, the problem only seems to worsen. But what if edo-period samurai had smartphones? Well, a humorous public…

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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 establishing…

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10 of the best otaku shops in Tokyo www.theguardian.com

Before digital animation took over, Japanese anime was made the old-fashioned way using paint on sheets of celluloid to create "cels". Over the years, countless cels leaked out of the anime…

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A guide to today's sumo world japan-magazine.jnto.go.jp

With its roots in Shinto rituals, sumo is a traditional Japanese sport through which it is possible to experience Japanese culture by way of giant rikishi (wrestlers).

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 3 months ago | 0 comments

japan-guide.com - Japan Travel and Living Guide www.japan-guide.com

Japan Guide has always been a great website for those who travel in Japan. They regularly update information on train tickets and promotions. The expat community in Japan use the site for not only tr…

posted by  Yubi | 5 years, 3 months ago | 1 comment

A Surrealist Film Shot Entirely With A Droplet of Water on an iPhone www.spoon-tamago.com

What would it be like to view the world as a dewdrop on a leaf, or a droplet of water from a faucet? That’s the idea behind a new surrealist short film shot using an iPhone. The dreamy, watery state …

posted by  RamenRyan | 5 years, 3 months ago | 1 comment

Get Your Cute Fix at One of Tokyo's Rabbit Cafes savvytokyo.com

If you are not a cat person but would still like the chance to cuddle with a furry friend, do not despair. In 2011 (the year of the rabbit) a few rabbit cafes (or usagi cafes in Japanese) opened in J…

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