On the 7th of May, Star Tours opened its doors to visitors at the Tokyo Disneyland resort, a ride which gives the users a 3D experience of Star Wars with one of 50 possible story combinations. Apart from serpentine queues … .
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Japan Airlines has been the official sponsor of the Tokyo Disneyland resort ever since it opened its door to the public on April 15th, 1983. This month marks the 30th anniversary of the resort and as a part of the … .
We love manga and a recent announcement by the Bandai Namco Group has left us on the edge of our seats! Soon, Tokyo’s Ikebukuro district will play home to the world’s first indoor theme park dedicated to the Weekly Shonen … .
Japanese Mobile Carrier AU’s new commercial, pimping FULL CONTROL/Xmas has given our nocturnal senses the tingle at the dire end of the weekend. Showing off its 4G LTE capabilities, the commercial hints at how the technology is 10x the speed … .
Soineya which means sleeping together shop opened its doors for customers in Akihabara, Tokyo’s electronics district, hub of otaku culture and birthplace of other whacky establishments like maid cafés. Membership costs ¥3,000 (US$39), 20 mins of sleep will cost ¥3,000 … .
Gundam Front Tokyo in collaboration with Sharp is releasing the Halo robot vacuum cleaners based on the Sharp Cocorobo vacuum. Halo is a robot character that appears in various Gundam anime and video games that has now become a mascot … .
We all love our Legos and those magnificent creations made out of these kids’ building blocks. We’ve seen some of the finest, largest and most detailed Lego creations in our time, but our appetite for more is never satisfied. Therefore, … .
Soon, those talkative folk at beauty salons who think it appropriate to dig into your private lives while they shampoo you could turn obsolete. Panasonic has crafted the perfect robot to give your hair a better shampooing treatment than the … .
Here is something interesting from the troubled Japanese electronics manufacturer. Electric power sockets and plugs which can control the power usage based on the user, device or source. The company showed several demonstrations of its technology Tuesday in Tokyo, including … .
If you have been closely following humanoid developments in Japan, then the Geminoid F will surely ring bells. She first appeared on stage alongside a human actress for the first time in a play called ‘Sayonara,’ or ‘Goodbye.’ The Android … .
Given the present state of the economy, we see companies digressing into different segments but a game developer like Capcom getting into the restaurant business still caught us by surprise. They are teaming up with he karaoke chain Pasela to … .
Tired of practicing your vocal capabilities in the shower? Well, a certain Japanese firm has come up with the perfect way to help you croon away to glory without embarrassing yourself in public. Called the 1Kara, these single-person karaoke booths … .
When you’re a kid in Japan there may be imbibed in your memory, cues of what a childhood requests would be line, of course without the realism or hope of realizing them for real. That’s just what’s been made possible … .
The streets of Tokyo had sort of a real life rendition of Nintendo’s popular Mario Kart game. The folks from Japanese car site Cliccar dressed up as Mario and Luigi and wheeled the roads in Tokyo on their street legal … .
To pay tribute to Steve Jobs, fans in Tokyo are planning a candlelight vigil with a difference. Today at 5.19pm in front of the Apple Store in Ginza they not be holding candles but iPhone, iPads and iPods running a … .
Now you don’t need to hire a porter or drag your heavy luggage behind you at airports or railway stations, not with this smart and helpful porter robot doing the job for you. Developed by a research group from the … .
If George Lucas is adding the crowning jewel to your Blu-Ray DVD collection, the promotion campaign has to be larger than life. Couple of days back, we spoke of their star-studded celebration in London where the BT tower was converted … .
If you’ve been missing a few bones in your body, we’ve got good tidings for you. Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology have come up with a way to develop artificial bones, using fish scales. Using the collagen from … .
Spot on is that that acquires a brilliance of sorts that matches the most complex life forms and wonders of the world. The Tokyo U Optical Lattice Watch manages to maintain its accuracy to 100 quadrillionth of a second. Well, … .
Tokyo’s Shinagawa station is home to two state of the art vending machines from JR East Water Business co. Like the earlier machines these pack in a 47 inch motion activated touchscreen which smartly displays the wares and interact with … .
For those who are sensitive to noise, Japan-based Tokyo blinds have come up with Feltone blinds which can absorb sound waves and convert them into thermal energy through repeated reflection. By this, these blinds push down power noise by as … .
Touchence, a Tokyo University venture has introduced the world’s first soft and flexible touch sensor that goes by the name of Shokkaku Cube. The cube here features a soft foam covering and can identify changes in three dimensions. Since the … .
Now this is something that has reinstated our faith in the adage,’lazy people make smart workers’. Or else how would you explain an electric finger stimulator called PossessedHand that ensures you can do things that you haven’t learnt, can’t bother … .
The urinal can be a boring place, Sega planned to light it up with the ToyLet which lets you strategically vary the strength and location of your urine stream to play a series of games. And, yes, you guessed it, … .
Things are not good at Nintendo’s headquarters in Kyoto Japan. The console maker has been struggling with competition from Sony, Microsoft and the latest to eat into its market share are Apple and Andoid. The company posted its yearly results … .