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Yamaha gives us a glimpse into the future of transport with two awesome new mobility vehicles

A boat-inspired vehicle and a three-wheeler with built-in protection from the elements have been created in conjunction with a respected Japanese architect.

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Tokyo Skytree to install VR viewer for rainy days

Tokyo Skytree’s operators recently announced a VR viewing experience exclusively available for rainy days, letting guests enjoy Skytree’s amazing views in perpetual VR sunshine.

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Wheelchair design is like riding a bike, can be pedaled by those unable to walk

With a little re-branding and a helping “leg” from technology, this wheelchair is ready for the 21st century.

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Think kids spend too much time on smartphones? Clever Japanese tweet will make you think again

Infographic argues that today’s youth really isn’t so different from the pre-smartphone generation.

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Domestic robot Pepper can’t stop flipping people off in Japan 【Photos】

Pepper, I think we need to talk about your attitude problem.

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Add some feline appeal to your backside with moving clip-on cat tails 【Video】

When you walk with a tail, you walk with confidence.

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Uh-oh. Domestic robot Pepper promises to show us “terror that’s worse than Hell” 【Video】

See, this is why you need to limit your robots’ intake of violent anime.

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The future is now! Star Wars circuit board phone and train pass cases light up without batteries

See this, you must!

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Pepper the robot suggests what haircut is best for you at Japanese barber shops【Video】

“You know that robot with the bald white head?” “Don’t worry, I got you, fam.”

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Interactive android helps visitors in three languages at information desk in Japanese mall

Alongside the lifelike robot, shoppers can try their hand at futuristic screen technology that responds to touch in mid-air.

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Sakuraman services promises to bring you cherry blossoms anytime, anywhere【Video】

The sakura season will never slip away from you again!

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China’s new bus design looks like a car-eating monster 【Video】

“Om nom nom! Delicious little drivers!”

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Windows 10’s annoying updates come alive in Twitter artist’s cute yet horrifying manga

And the award for the most yandere operating system upgrade goes to….

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Japanese communications company to introduce AI love advice specialist

Who says experiencing real love is a perquisite for answering all of love’s tough questions?
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Alarming tweet about hidden camera coat hooks in Japanese restrooms sparks anger online

Pay close attention to hooks in public restrooms—they may not be what they seem.

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Trying Virtual Reality for the first time at Bandai Namco’s VR Experience in Odaiba, Tokyo

Two of RocketNews24’s VR virgins get to grips with virtual reality—but does the new technology live up to the hype?

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8 Japanese gadgets you wish you had in your country!

The Japanese are known for being incredibly efficient, so you’d expect them to also have the most efficient gizmos. Today, we’re looking at eight Japanese gadgets that we’ve become so dependent on, we can’t live without them!

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Stylish Japanese home gardening pod lets you grow vegetables indoors with little effort, no soil

No back yard? No problem.

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Book for little Japanese kids offers one big reason not to be a systems engineer when you grow up

Explanation of what kind of person would love the job subtly tells readers that a lot of people would absolutely hate it.

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The most fun I’ve had behind the wheel this year was with Toyota’s unusual vision for the future of mobility

The future of mobility is an exciting frontier that everyone in the automotive world is trying to explore. As a result, companies have taken creative and odd approaches to meet the challenge.

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