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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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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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Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

Toyota has developed robots for care support, in response to society’s aging demographics. These robots have been co-developed with Fujita Health University. They utilize advanced technologies from Toyota, including motor control[...]
Toyota Care Support Robots For Nursing And Healthcare

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Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

I know that here at Akihabara News people often complain of numerous spelling and grammar errors since not all of us are native English speakers or have a journalism background, although those of us that are try to fix the mistakes whe[...]
Google and AP offering $20,000 scholarships to aspiring tech journalists

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ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

If you’re a fan of Honda‘s world-renowned advanced humanoid robot ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, it will be making its St. Louis debut at the FIRST Championship from April 28-30. At FIRST, ano[...]
ASIMO to make its St. Louis debut

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NEC Develops Technology to Control Devices with the Tap of an Arm

Above photo is for illustration only and do not represent NEC’s actual Technology (Courtesy of Tech-KNOW-Babel) The future is already here has NEC announced today the development of technologies that enable users to control consu[...]
NEC Develops Technology to Control Devices with the Tap of an Arm
NEC Develops Technology to Control Devices with the Tap of an Arm

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Microsoft Surface: Hong Kong Karaoke Bars One-Up Japan’s

Japan is famous for its near-complete permeation of cutting-edge technology in everyday life, including (and perhaps, especially) the entertainment industry. Karaoke places in Japan are often private rooms that seat three to maybe ten,[...]
Microsoft Surface: Hong Kong Karaoke Bars One-Up Japan’s

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IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

The Japanese subsidiary of the IT marketing research company International Data Corporation released a report today announcing cell phone shipments in the third quarter in the domestic market. Mobile phone shipments increased 18.9 perc[...]
IDC Japan Releases Japan Q3 Mobile Phone Report

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Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?

Yesterday Samsung unveiled its new Super PLS tech, a WXGA mobile display that could arguably become the future of Smartphones and Tablets. PLS stands for “Plane to Line Switching” and boasts unseen before viewing angles, wh[...]
Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?
Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?Samsung’s Super PLS technology, a new standard for mobile displays ?

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[Video] TEPIA – Tokyo’s finest Robot & Science museum.

Recently re-open to the public, TEPIA is Tokyo finest museum / memorial on all advance technology and industrial robots. And Since April, TEPIA is holding a very interesting exhibit, named : “Advanced Technology Exhibition Hall” where [...]
[Video] TEPIA – Tokyo’s finest Robot & Science museum.
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Clarion and Nokia team up to define next-gen in-car infotaintment

Clarion, Japan-based company founded in 1940 and specialized in car audio and electronics, announced today teaming up with Nokia to develop a technology dubbed as “Terminal Mode”. The objective of the technology is the inte[...]
Clarion and Nokia team up to define next-gen in-car infotaintment
Clarion and Nokia team up to define next-gen in-car infotaintment

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Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!

A couple of weeks ago the nice folks over at Fujitsu invited us to take a private tour to their Technology hall hidden in Fujitsu Kawasaki Main Office where are kept alive and fully functional some unique vintage computing wonders incl[...]
Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!
Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!Fujitsu Technology Hall, where vintage computing wonders are kept alive!

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Sharp to Incorporate UV2A Technology into Production of LCD Panels

The next generation of LCD panels will be provided by Sharp, actually Sharp just announced their plan for adding the UV2A Technology into production of future LCDs. What’s so special about this news? The first thing we can tell you is [...]
Sharp to Incorporate UV2A Technology into Production of LCD Panels
Sharp to Incorporate UV2A Technology into Production of LCD Panels

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E2400HD: BenQ Japan Announces the Availability of Their 24” Full HD LCD Screen

BenQ Japan announced their 24″ Full HD LCD monitor, the E2400HD, will be available at the end of September in Japan. It provides Full HD resolution, a contrast ratio of 10,000:1, a brightness of 300cd/m², and achieves a response [...]
E2400HD: BenQ Japan Announces the Availability of Their 24” Full HD LCD Screen

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HDTV : Toyota advanced collision detection technology

Today Toyota conveyed the press to the Fuji Speedway in order to show their latest innovations in terms of safety with the “Integrated Safety Management Concept”. So we found ourselves in a very friendly environment on one [...]
HDTV : Toyota advanced collision detection technology

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