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Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

The massive Tohoku earthquake that struck Japan on March 11, 2011 was a reminder of the seriousness of seismic activity in Japan.  It can, and does, strike anywhere in the country, and in fact, many experts predict that the next big ea[...]
Earthquake Countermeasure and Seismic Isolation Technology in Japan

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THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology

Akihabaranews visited the 23rd FINETECH JAPAN at Tokyo Big Sight yesterday and saw some really interesting technology. We saw an amazing example of the technology being developed and built for protection against earthquake damage. THK [...]
THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology
THK – Seismic Isolation Table – Model TSD – Dramatic earthquake movement absorption technology

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San-X – Rirakkuma bear earthquake kit – Cute stuffed bear stuffed with survival gear for kids in Japan

The 2nd anniversary of the catastrophic “Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami” that hit northern Japan is approaching (March 11). And I’d like to write about Earthquake kits which are very important in Japan, where mas[...]
San-X – Rirakkuma bear earthquake kit – Cute stuffed bear stuffed with survival gear for kids in Japan
San-X – Rirakkuma bear earthquake kit – Cute stuffed bear stuffed with survival gear for kids in JapanSan-X – Rirakkuma bear earthquake kit – Cute stuffed bear stuffed with survival gear for kids in JapanSan-X – Rirakkuma bear earthquake kit – Cute stuffed bear stuffed with survival gear for kids in Japan

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Kawaii shojo helps you recover from the big earthquake

Latest news from Otobank Inc., the release of Rodoku Shojo – Story Time Girl. It is a program focused on “entertainment for readers,” in which a girl in a school uniform recites a story just for you! “Rodoku girl” mea[...]
Kawaii shojo helps you recover from the big earthquake

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Are Japan aid programs really helping Japan?

By now, most of you know about the Japanese Red Cross, which is putting it’s heart and soul to help people whose homes and possessions were destroyed by the tsunami’s destructive force. It’s logical after large-scale [...]
Are Japan aid programs really helping Japan?

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Hatsune Miku aids in Japanese support relief

Just announced by Mikatan’s blog, Good Smile company will be producing a nendoroid edition (cute-ified mini PVC figurines) of the famous Japanese vocaloid Hatsune Miku. After the earthquake hit Eastern Japan a couple of weeks ago[...]
Hatsune Miku aids in Japanese support relief
Hatsune Miku aids in Japanese support reliefHatsune Miku aids in Japanese support reliefHatsune Miku aids in Japanese support reliefHatsune Miku aids in Japanese support reliefHatsune Miku aids in Japanese support relief

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Search & rescue robots, the high tech tsunami heroes

Japan’s rescue teams were just not enough after the razing tsunami and a massive earthquake brought destruction to many coastline villages. The manned teams can use searchdogs and perform basic first aid operations such as search[...]
Search & rescue robots, the high tech tsunami heroes
Search & rescue robots, the high tech tsunami heroes

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

Well it seems that I could book an earlier direct flight tonight ant will land in Paris the seventeen morning at 5AM at CDG… Not sure if you’ve heard, but there has been another explosion at Fukushima, with white smoke arou[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] Leaving Tokyo Today… See you on Thursday in France

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

Hi everyone, just trying to give you a little update on what’s going on here in Japan, on Akihabara News and what will come next on the website. First of all, I am sure that you are all aware of what’s going on in Japan and what happen[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow
[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow[Earthquake – Fukushima] We are still alive but really wonder what will happen tomorrow

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Amazing collection of pictures on the Big Picture about this week-end tragic events in Japan

If you want to grasp what is going on in Japan, we strongly advise you to go and check the Big Picture on Boston.com where they have an impressive collection of… really sad pictures but it will give you the raw fact that you may look f[...]
Amazing collection of pictures on the Big Picture about this week-end tragic events in Japan

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Fukushima Dai-Ichi: How a nuclear power plant works

Although we’re not nuclear scientists here, we felt this thead might be of help for al those who wish to keep a clear interpretation on what your local news broadcast is announcing. A major number of high end press agencies was a[...]
Fukushima Dai-Ichi: How a nuclear power plant works
Fukushima Dai-Ichi: How a nuclear power plant works

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Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation

Yesterday Sony announced the imminent shut down and evacuation of their main manufacturing facilities, 6 most notably from the Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures which are located near the earthquakes epicenter. The shut down is a tempor[...]
Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation
Japan’s earthquake shut down six Sony manufacturing facilities, other companies still assessing the situation

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

Dear friends, thank you very much for all your supportive messages, emails and even phone calls. Here in Tokyo, barely 24h after a massive earthquake hit the north of Japan, everything seems to be back to normal. Actually, it seems to [...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!
[Earthquake – Fukushima] From the bottom of our heart thank you for all your messages, but things are not over yet!

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[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?

5.8, this what we had apparently had in Tokyo… Good lord it was scary… I have been living in Japan since 10 years but never see that in my entire stay here… Holy sh*t ! Update, Sorry guys I may not be able to post a l[...]
[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?
[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?[Earthquake – Fukushima] WOW, what an Amazing earthquake, hope you guys are fine?

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Tokyo Game Show 2008: Rocked by a Major Earthquake (Video)

Don’t worry guys, it’s only funny shaking booth at the Tokyo Game Show, the Zettai Zetsumei Toshi 3 earthquake simulator. The simulation goes up to Shindo 7 representing the strongest earthquakes possible. If you visit this[...]
Tokyo Game Show 2008: Rocked by a Major Earthquake (Video)
Tokyo Game Show 2008: Rocked by a Major Earthquake (Video)Tokyo Game Show 2008: Rocked by a Major Earthquake (Video)Tokyo Game Show 2008: Rocked by a Major Earthquake (Video)

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The Eco friendly street lights by Sharp

Japan is among the most “eco conscious” countries out there and their companies often come up with nice products for the environment. The latest example that we have are the LN-LW3A1 and LN-LS2A1 street lights made by Sharp[...]
The Eco friendly street lights by Sharp
The Eco friendly street lights by SharpThe Eco friendly street lights by Sharp

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