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Giken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, Tokyo

In Japan, bicycles are a popular mode of transportation and are great for a place like metropolitan Tokyo because they don’t need much space, don’t cost money to keep, they don’t pollute the air, unlike automobiles. Y[...]
Giken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, Tokyo
Giken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, TokyoGiken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, TokyoGiken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, TokyoGiken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, TokyoGiken – ECO Cycle – Futuristic underground bicycle parking system in Shinagawa, Tokyo

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sony selling stuff to Iran, stuff that America doesn’t like, which is yet another “Sony, what are you doing?” moment, a huge internet cable has been completed in Asia, and Japan’s gung-ho nu[...]
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Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

The first signs of trouble at Fukushima were quickly followed by expectations of an action-ready ASIMO leaping to the rescue. Honda’s humanoid remains far from able, but their new High-Access Survey Robot is on the job, and of so[...]
Japanese Robots: Honda’s High-Access Survey Robot Goes to Work in Fukushima. Finally Some Action for (parts of) ASIMO!

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Creating Forests to Reduce Tsunami Damage

Yokohama National University professor emeritus Akira Miyawaki, who to date has planted over 40 million trees in 1,700 locations in Japan and overseas, is continuing his tree planting activities not only in Japan but also on twice mont[...]
Creating Forests to Reduce Tsunami Damage

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s Sharp actually trying to save itself through product diversification (partially with strawberries), and Japan continues its multinational nuclear tech sharing deals (now India’s in the mix) – it’s[...]
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s all nuclear: Japan continues international outreach with the very nuclear-friendly French (this year’s outreach began with Turkey and the UAE), and a UN science committee has determined that the Fukushima dis[...]
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week Square mobile payment comes to Japan, super-green Kitakyushu & UNIDO join forces to make clean cities, Japanese research groups are Joining the European Human Brain Project, and some really unfortunate and sad news in the[...]
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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s American gas, Japan’s lack of startups, and J-tech to make horses happy! Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday: It’s already Friday west of the international dateline – here in Japan, it’s tot[...]
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Pioneer SC-LX85 – Low CO2 Amplifier

Japanese manufacturers, including electronics manufacturers are world leaders in the push for more eco-friendly products. We have been impressed with the various products being released in the Japanese market that use less electricity,[...]
Pioneer SC-LX85 – Low CO2 Amplifier
Pioneer SC-LX85 – Low CO2 AmplifierPioneer SC-LX85 – Low CO2 Amplifier

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Water saving shower head fills water droplets with air

TOTO is releasing an interchangeable shower head which features their Air-In Shower technology and uses 35% less water than a conventional shower head. “Ordinary water-saving showers use less water by having smaller holes, but we[...]
Water saving shower head fills water droplets with air

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Rohm, Aqua Fairy and Kyoto U announced Compact, high-power hydrogen fuel cell for release in spring 2013

Rohm, together with Aqua Fairy and Kyoto University, has developed a compact, high-output hydrogen fuel cell. This fuel cell generates electricity by producing hydrogen on the spot. This is achieved through a chemical reaction between [...]
Rohm, Aqua Fairy and Kyoto  U announced Compact, high-power hydrogen fuel cell for release in spring 2013

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Green House outs the GH-LED10WBW a new LED based lantern that runs on salty water

Here you are the latest “Green” gizmo from Green House (no pun intended) the GH-LED10WBW LED Lantern! This rather “bland” LED light hide an ingenious system that let it runs on salty water (Salt + Water) instead[...]
Green House outs the GH-LED10WBW a new LED based lantern that runs on salty water
Green House outs the GH-LED10WBW a new LED based lantern that runs on salty waterGreen House outs the GH-LED10WBW a new LED based lantern that runs on salty water

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Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

Sure you must be disappointed that Honda spent all it resources and brain matter in developing the next gen Lawn Mower instead of a nice little Robot butler. Still, I for once welcome this move! Why? Well simply because as a Kid I spen[...]
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda
Asimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from HondaAsimo got a new friend with Miimo, a new Robotic Lawn Mower from Honda

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N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

This aquaponics system, designed as a therapeutic indoor display has been developed by N.I. Teijin Shoji. An aquaponics system consists of a fish tank and a vegetable planter, which are connected by pipes. It utilizes the fish waste as[...]
N.I. Teijin Shoji announces a theraputic Aquaponic indoor display

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Panasonic Establishes First Energy Solutions Development Centre in Asia Pacific

On the 3rd of July, Panasonic Asia Pacific announced the establishment of the Panasonic Energy Solutions Development Centre Singapore (PESDCSG) and provided updates on its Punggol Eco Town public residential housing test-bed project. I[...]
Panasonic Establishes First Energy Solutions Development Centre in Asia Pacific
Panasonic Establishes First Energy Solutions Development Centre in Asia Pacific

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Nissan LEAF Battery Used to Power Homes

Nichicon is planning to begin sales of the Vehicle to Home System “EV Power Station” in July. This system enables the user to draw power from a large-capacity battery in an electric vehicle and use it in the home after bein[...]
Nissan LEAF Battery Used to Power Homes

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The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

The aim of the Wind Challenger Project is to substantially reduce fuel consumption by large merchant vessels. Under development by a group including members from the University of Tokyo, the idea is to utilize giant retractable sails, [...]
The University of Tokyo reveals next generation cargo ship concept with 50m high sails uses 30% less fuel

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KYOCERA, IHI, MIZUHO Corporate Bank Reach Basic Agreement to Build & Operate 70MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

Kyocera, IHI and Mizuho today announced that the three companies have reached a basic agreement to construct a 70-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in southern Japan and to further explore a business model for utility-scale solar power g[...]
KYOCERA, IHI, MIZUHO Corporate Bank Reach Basic Agreement to Build & Operate 70MW Solar Power Plant in Japan
KYOCERA, IHI, MIZUHO Corporate Bank Reach Basic Agreement to Build & Operate 70MW Solar Power Plant in Japan

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Sony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from UL

Sony today announced that it has acquired ‘UL Subject 1973’ safety standards accreditation in stationary storage batteries from UL (Underwriters Laboratories), an international third-party testing and accreditation institution, for its[...]
Sony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from UL
Sony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from ULSony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from ULSony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from ULSony’s Energy Storage System Acquires World’s First U.S. Safety Standards Accreditation ‘UL Subject 1973’ from UL

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Kyocera, Osaka Gas, Aisin, Chofu and Toyota Announce the Commercialization of “ENE-FARM Type S” a new generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration system

Kyocera, Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Chofu Seisakusho Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation announced that they have completed co-development of a residential-use solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) co-generation system (here[...]
Kyocera, Osaka Gas, Aisin, Chofu and Toyota Announce the Commercialization of “ENE-FARM Type S” a new generation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cogeneration system

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[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills

Not only do car drivers waste an unnecessary amount of time in congestion, they often get delayed at red lights. One solution designed to reduce frustrating waiting times will be on show at CeBIT 2011, namely a driving simulator from t[...]
[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills
[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills[CEBIT 2012] DLR wants to teach you some driving skills

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Toshiba demonstrates revolutionary Copier that prints using erasable toners

Toshiba Tec is developing a revolutionary copier system that can erase printed text from regular copy paper. The printer uses a special erasable toner, and when the printed page is passed through the color erasing device, the printing [...]
Toshiba demonstrates revolutionary Copier that prints using erasable toners

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