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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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Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

One could reasonably assume Japan’s impressive array of supertech humanoid robots would swarm the inspired-by-Fukushima DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), but Tokyo University spin-off SCHAFT Robotics is it. DARPA’s militariness and[...]
Japanese Robots: On DARPA, SCHAFT, and the Peace Constitution (and bad reporting)

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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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Japan’s Robot Renaissance (Fukushima’s Silver Lining)

All of Japan took a few moments Monday to pay respect to the losses suffered in the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster of March 11, 2011. As human beings we move forward, and we work to find the good even in terrible situations. In[...]
Japan’s Robot Renaissance (Fukushima’s Silver Lining)
Japan’s Robot Renaissance (Fukushima’s Silver Lining)Japan’s Robot Renaissance (Fukushima’s Silver Lining)Japan’s Robot Renaissance (Fukushima’s Silver Lining)

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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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SoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku Earthquake

SoftBank SELECTION will start selling iPhone 5 cases on February 8th, specially designed by 5 well-known Japanese artists. Those artists are Shigeru Izumiya (Musician, Actor), Naoki Urasawa (Manga artist), Satoshi Yoshida (Manga artist[...]
SoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku Earthquake
SoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku EarthquakeSoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku EarthquakeSoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku EarthquakeSoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku EarthquakeSoftBank – “Heart of Artist” iPhone 5 case – designed by 5 famous Japanese artists – supporting victims of the Tohoku Earthquake

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