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18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan

My friend, Andrew traveled in Japan last May and he made this 2 minute, beautiful video about his 18 days in Japan. Enjoy his journey through several Japanese cites including Tokyo, Nagano, Osaka, Kyoto, and Koyasan. You will love it a[...]
18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan
18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan18 Days In Japan – Check out this impressive 2 minute video of my friend’s trip to Japan

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Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

Japan’s double-dip demographics debacle, a rapidly aging society combined with decades of low birth rates, has yet another layer of complication: Japanese women are woefully underrepresented in STEM fields, but addressing the lat[...]
Japanese Science & Engineering: STEM Needs More Women, But Japan Needs More Children

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Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site

On June 22, 2013, the Japanese symbolic mountain, Mt. Fuji (Fujisan), which is the highest mountain in Japan and is a traditionally popular destination for tourists, was finally officially designated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO,[...]
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site
Mt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage siteMt. Fuji, Japan’s national symbol, finally became a UNESCO World Heritage site

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

This week it’s JAXA & the ESA taking NASA stuff into space, Japan likes Apple’s patents better than Samsung’s, Toyota and Tesla made an electric baby RAV4, and the guy who invented DRAM got a Japanese medal and $5[...]
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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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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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Let’s Visit Tokyo! – Harajuku Station, Wednesday Night, April 17 2013, 7:05pm

Harajuku Station, Wednesday night, April 17 2013, 7:05pm at the Omotesando exit, where it connects to the Meiji-Jingumae Metro Station. This spot is near the upscale Omotesando shopping area, Meij-Jingu shrine, Yoyogi Park, and of cour[...]
Let’s Visit Tokyo! – Harajuku Station, Wednesday Night, April 17 2013, 7:05pm

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Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

Japanese Robot Art – It’s Good, Man! Illustration, product packaging, statues & sculpture, and even some transhumanist pin-ups; for decades Japan’s been pounding out the robot art like nobody’s business. Last week[...]
Japanese Robot Art: Nice to Look At, and Don’t Forget the Inspiration!

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Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

Fourteen years from now, when Japan’s magnetically levitated, approx. 300MPH/482KPH Chuō Shinkansen comes online, it’ll be among the world’s coolest people movers – maybe even top of the list. And the world̵[...]
Shinkansen 2027: Fiercely Minimalist Maglev Stations?

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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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Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

A Slice of Giant Japanese Robot Lineage: With a marketing campaign aimed at pretty much any human being with electricity, high levels of robo-geekery aren’t at all required for one to be aware of this summer’s giant robot & monster[...]
Pacific Rim and the Legacy of Giant Japanese Robots

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! It’s already Friday west of the international dateline – here in Japan, it’s totally the future. The weekly JTFF is our somewhat technosnarky coverage of 2-5 particularly important[...]
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Top 4 Robot-Themed Short Films of 2013 (thus far)

2013’s Top 4 Robot Short Films Japan’s yearly Golden Week, a 10-day stretch of spring garnished with national holidays, tends to shut down almost every industry save tourism & travel. Of course this includes J-robotics movers and s[...]
Top 4 Robot-Themed Short Films of 2013 (thus far)

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Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

Welcome to Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! It’s already Friday west of the international dateline – here in Japan, it’s totally the future. The weekly JTFF is our somewhat technosnarky coverage of 2-5 part[...]
Japanese Technology from the Future Friday!

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Japan’s Kuratas vs. The U.K.’s Mantis: Pure Science Robot Showdown!

Have you heard of the robot maker species that doesn’t need a grand research goal, isn’t motivated by government competitions or corporate interests, and doesn’t necessarily care if their efforts result in profit? Japanese [...]
Japan’s Kuratas vs. The U.K.’s Mantis: Pure Science Robot Showdown!

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The Saddest Robots in Japan Live Among the Sins of Sony

Google Me This: What Ever Happened to Sony’s Robots? Okay, check it out: so there’s this massive, global technology company, and about 14 years ago they decide to make a few robots. Turns out they create some really smart, cutting-edge[...]
The Saddest Robots in Japan Live Among the Sins of Sony

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Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

We’re rolling, and 3, 2, 1 – ACTION: “Gee-whiz Bob, those crazy Japanese robot guys are at it again, how about a ridiculous soundbite and poorly executed pun, and hey, here’s an unoriginal one-liner, ha, ha, ha, those Japanese an[...]
Japan’s Creepiest Robots (and why they’re not)

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Sharp – Samsung completed payment for the issue of new shares of Sharp

We introduced this news about Sharp’s capital alliance with Samsung recently, and today, Sharp announced that they have received payment for their new shares equivalent to 10.4 billion yen (109.3 million USD) from Samsung. Number[...]
Sharp – Samsung completed payment for the issue of new shares of Sharp

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Japan’s Industrial Robotics Situation: it’s Interesting. Seriously!

Sweet, More J-Robots! …Oh. Industrial Robots? Okay, today will not be heroic rescue & recovery robots, nor life-changing assistive robots for the disabled and elderly. No, today we’re talking Japan’s industrial robots, and th[...]
Japan’s Industrial Robotics Situation: it’s Interesting. Seriously!

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Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?

Last month, on Valentine’s Day, I wrote that in Japan, it’s a good day – the gifts are for the guys… But did you read the details in my post? In Japan (also in Korea) we have a special day called White Day. Please rea[...]
Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?
Gentlemen, it’s White Day. Are you prepared?

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Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics

Big news in the interplay of Japanese and Korean electronics, Sharp Corporation today announced that it will receive a 10.4 billion Japanese Yen (USD111.4m) investment from Samsung Electronics Japan Co., Ltd. and will issues shares equ[...]
Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics
Sharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp ElectronicsSharp / Samsung – Samsung Electronics invests 10.4 billion JPY for 3.08% stake in Sharp Electronics

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