Tech and Japan

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.

December 20, 2016 at 1:50 am

JAXA and "ispace" to Start Resources Exploration on Lunar Surface

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced December 16 that a memorandum was signed with a private team HAKUTO and its body corporate "ispace" for launching Japan's first lunar exploration car next year.

December 16, 2016 at 1:36 am

Japan's Cargo Spacecraft Kounotori Docked with International Space Station December 14

Japan's No.6 space transfer vehicle Kounotori, launched off Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima, December 9, is now successfully docked with the International Space Station, 400 km high in space, past 03:00 December 14 morning.

December 11, 2016 at 7:40 pm

Natsume Soseki Comes to Life in Android

Natsume Soseki, one of Japan's eminent writers, is now back to life in an android and greeted: "You will excuse my long silence."

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