Tech and Japan

Asimo, Aibo, and Now Pepper

Yes, Asimo from Honda, Aibo from Sony and now Pepper from Softrbank- Japan leads the world in robotics, there's no doubt about that, is there?

September 7, 2015 at 5:24 pm

Japan's First Regional Jet MRJ to Fly late October

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation announced August 31 the first test-flight of MRJ (Mitubishi Regional Jet) late October this year.

September 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm

How About "Spin-Formed Lacquered" Beer Tumbler or a Change?

Japan's industrial technology and traditional skill are wed into a marvelous, if not miraculous, piece of work called "Spin-Formed Lacquered" Beer Tumbler.

September 3, 2015 at 1:13 pm

Gimmick That "Lets You Play" Any Instruments - Um?

The PossessedHand is about the size of a wristband-type hemadynamometer with 14 electrode pads to link to the gimmick proper with builtin circuit board.

August 31, 2015 at 10:56 am

Almost DeLorean! Hydrogen Fuel out of Sewage Sludge in Japan

The City of Fukuoka and Kyushu University are tackling a rare demonstration experiment toward refining hydrogen fuel from sewage sludge to feed fuel‐cell vehicles.

August 28, 2015 at 9:20 pm

New Japanese technology allows generating power anywhere at anytime

Japanese companies are leading the world in creating power from these unused energy with the latest technology.

August 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Robot, Robot, Robot, New Innovation in Japan

Here's another piece of innovation Japan takes pride in introducing to the world: a fully automated "Warehouse Robot" that takes out merchandise in just three seconds.

August 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Artificial Dog Barks away Monkeys and Boars in Japan

Farmers have insecticide to keep insects away and herbicide to check weeds, but no "cide" to keep monkeys and boars away.

August 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm

Robot Farmers to Take Over Ageing Farmers in Japan

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries allotted approximately 1.2 billion yen this spring to fund robot research projects in universities and institutes targeting primarily development of farm-aiding robots.

August 19, 2015 at 11:17 pm

Japan's H-2B Rocket "Kounotori 5" Off to Space

Two days behind the scheduled lift-off due to bad weather, Japan's H-2B rocket "Kounotori (Stork) 5" was launched from the Tanegashima Space Center, Kagoshima, at 8:30 pm, August 19.

August 19, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Japanese Profeser Tries to Make Paper Tires for Moon Exploration

A land of wood and paper, Japan now has a unique offer to make to make future lunar excavation a lot easier and "lighter" too.

August 17, 2015 at 1:43 pm

Japan's Chiba Institute of Technology Won World RoboCup Soccer Two Years in a Row

The CIT Brains of Chiba Institute of Technology nailed the pennant in the World Robocup 2015 held in Hefei, China, in July.

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