Japan Display battles Samsung's OLED with curved LCD screens www.engadget.com

One of Apple's main screen suppliers, Japan Display Inc. (JDI), has revealed a 5.5-inch LCD smartphone screen that can be bent like OLED displays from Samsung and LG. While not quite as flexible and …

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 1 month ago | 1 comment

Fukushima residents exposed to far less radiation than thought www.sciencemag.org

Citizen science usually isn’t this personal. In 2011, roughly 65,000 Japanese citizens living near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant started measuring their own radiation exposure in…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 1 month ago | 1 comment

Japanese military entices academics to break taboo www.sciencemag.org

In 1950, Japan’s scientific community, chastened by the complicity of researchers in their nation’s disastrous military adventurism, took an extraordinary vow. “To preserve our integrity as scientist…

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Japan launches first military communications satellite www.reuters.com

Japan on Tuesday launched its first military communications satellite to boost the broadband capacity of its Self Defence Forces as they reinforce an island chain stretching along the southern edge o…

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Japan's Solar Boom Is Accelerating www.forbes.com

The solar power boom in Japan accelerated dramatically last year, according to new data published last week by Japan’s Renewable Energy Institute.

Solar photovoltaics (PV) share of electricity produ…

posted by  Sergey | 4 years, 1 month ago | 0 comments

Porn Company Opens VR Rooms In Tokyo kotaku.com

Japan's most unfortunately named porn company Soft On Demand is offering virtual sexy time at its newly opened location in Tokyo's Akihabara.

The establishment's billboard states that Soft On Demand…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 1 month ago | 2 comments

Japanese white-collar workers are already being replaced by artificial intelligence qz.com

Most of the attention around
automation focuses on how factory
robots and self-driving cars may
fundamentally change our workforce,
potentially eliminating millions of
jobs. But AI that can…

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 2 months ago | 1 comment

Saya the CGI girl thenextweb.com

This is very impressive where computer graphics is now. The CGI people can be truly human now or at least not creepy :)

posted by  banzaitokyo | 4 years, 4 months ago | 1 comment

My recap of the 2016 3D printing exhibition in Tokyo - Aniwaa www.aniwaa.com

This article is written by Pierre-Antoine, co-founder of Aniwaa and post-doctorate researcher at Tokyo Institute of Technology ( ) on the topic of 3D printed interfaces for virtual reality applicatio…

posted by  Yubi | 4 years, 9 months ago | 0 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 | 4 years, 9 months ago | 3 comments


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