Tech and Japan

A Mammoth Cave Road Under Construction in Heart of Tokyo

Tokyo is undergoing right now an ambitious reconstruction eyeing the year of the Tokyo Olympics -2020.

May 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Moon Probe "Hakuto" to Challenge 5oom+ Lunar Run

This follows up the earlier episode on Japan's challenge to the world's maiden race on the lunar surface engineered by Google.

May 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

ASTROSCALE to Launch in 2019 on Sweep-Space Mission

There is a unique venture in Sumida, Tokyo, called Astroscale founded in 2013 with a grand mission of removing the growing number of space debris.

April 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

Google's AlphaGo to Take Up On China's Ke Jie in May

The celebrated Chinese Go master, Ke Jie, plans to play Google's AlphaGo a set of three games at Wuzhen, Chekiang Province, late in May, announced DeepMind, April 4.

March 28, 2017 at 12:07 am

Nagoya's UniFa Highlighted in Silicon Valley

This year's Startup World Cup handpicked a unique kid-rearing IT robot manufactured by a venture business, UniFa, in Nagoya, Japan, from among some 200 entrepreneurs from 12 countries and regions of the world.

March 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

METI Tested Automatic Brake for Aged Drivers

The Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) hosted a ground test of passenger cars developed by 8 leading motor manufacturers in Japan to test automatic brake systems to help ensure safety driving of the aged drivers, March 22.

March 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

3-Nation Round Robin in Game of Go Featuring DeepZenGo

Tokyo stages a round robin in the game of Go featuring Japan, China, South Korea and DeepZenGo starting tomorrow, March 21.

March 15, 2017 at 1:18 am

University of Tokyo and Sony Join Hands in AI and VR Studies

A charming development is on the horizon for rearing a fresh generation of researchers to advance technology in the areas of AI and VR.

March 8, 2017 at 2:13 am

AI Now Employed to Check HFT at Tokyo Stock Exchange

Only last year AI shocked the world by trouncing the world's top Go professional, a while ago the top poker player bowed to an AI program and now - stock exchanges are turning to AI devices for vital stock exchange functions.

February 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Used Mobile-Phones-Turned Olympic Medals. What Say You?

Wisdom knows its way of putting the concept of "Mottainai" into action. Tokyo's Governor Yuriko Koike just delivered a clean line-drive right in the center for another run in her crucial Tokyoites-first game of local politics.

February 21, 2017 at 3:40 am

Japan's Deep Sea Exploration Team "Kuroshio" to Challenge International Race

An international race in deep-sea exploration is slated for September by an American foundation, etc. competing on how swiftly to study the conditions of the ocean floor.

February 3, 2017 at 12:04 am

World's First Cross-Transplant with iPS Cells Kicks Off

Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare approved at its review committee February 1 the world's first clinical research for the treatment of Macular degeneration, grave eye disease, using iPS cells provided by Prof, Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University.

January 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

Mini Rocket Failed to Launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) attempted and failed to launch a Mini rocket off the Uchinoura Space Center January 15.

January 8, 2017 at 9:08 pm

International Space Station Now Mounting Japan's Iithium-ion Batteries

Three Iithium-ion batteries delivered by Japan's space transfer vehicle "Konotori" last month for use on the International Space Station are now being installed outside the station by six US astronauts, 21:30 January 6.

January 7, 2017 at 12:31 am

Chiba City Museum Experimented ICT for Foreigners

Chiba City Museum, Chiba, started a demonstration experiment to apply ICT (Information Communication Technology) to assisting foreign visitors, January 4.

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