technology

Tokyo Metro employs megaphone translation tech at station near Harajuku

The underground train operator has commissioned several real-time translation megaphones to facilitate communication with foreign customers.

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Japanese designer creates beautiful VR map of his country, destroys it with laser beams【Video】

VoxelKei has been working to create the ultimate VR map of Japan, allowing people the chance to explore an extremely detailed rendering of the entire country. Oh, and also fire massive death rays at it.

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New white nurse uniforms use non-transparent fabric to hide underwear, receive backlash from men

“The technology is great, but from a man’s point of view….”

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Live with a 3-D virtual servant inside your home with Gatebox, now available for pre-order【Video】

Azumi the holographic robot wants to brush teeth, watch TV, and send cute text messages together with you.

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“I can’t tell if they’re real!” Robotic fish amaze Japanese Twitter with lifelike movements 【Vid】

Cut the carp and tell us if these are real already!

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Amazon releases new Kindle model specifically designed for manga readers

Beefed-up specs and functions address the needs of Japanese comic fans.

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IT infrastructure becomes cute anime girls in Japan’s latest educational anthropomorphism project

Whoa, check out the size of that girl’s DRAM!

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Innovative electronic drumming pants makes touching yourself a musical affair

“Ding ding ding-ding! Oh yeah!!” That’s what he said. Or rather, what his crotch said.

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Japan’s amazingly realistic CG schoolgirl learns how to kiss 【Video】

Saya puckers up while showing off a variety of uncannily lifelike facial expressions.

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New Japanese video chat program adds digital makeup to the faces of female telecommuters 【Video】

Shiseido now has a cosmetics-free way to change your appearance.

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Japan’s ‘agri-tech’ farming revolution

TOKYO — Japan’s high-tech agricultural businesses are to gather at the Agri World trade fair held in Tokyo this week (Oct 12-14) to showcase the industries next generation of technologies such as plant factories, robotic automation and IT systems, claimed as advancing the “fourth industrial revolution” into the sector.

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Japan’s hyper-realistic CG schoolgirl moves for the first time in new video【Video】

Saya is now one step closer to her creators’ goal of having her become a full-fledged actress.

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Japan’s AI schoolgirl has fallen into a suicidal depression in latest blog post

The Microsoft-created artificial intelligence leaves a troubling message ahead of acting debut.

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Japanese sewage trucks now smell like chocolate

The new technology has been developed to help mask unpleasant odours.

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Never stand in line again: Nissan releases ProPILOT self-queuing, self-moving chairs 【Videos】

Waiting outside may now be more fun than getting inside.

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Seats descend from ceiling on Japanese train to provide extra comfort for passengers【Video】

It might look like brand new technology, but this surprising system is on a train that’s been running for more than forty years.

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Kawasaki developing AI motorcycles that can talk with, learn from their riders

Japanese manufacturer’s new technology would mean you’re never really riding solo.

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See how this unbelievable Japanese robot makes sushi!

Japan’s robotics industry is freaking us out with this new sushi-bot. Is it the harbinger of an impending robopocalypse or merely a futuristic way to enjoy lunch? You be the judge!

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1,007 Dancing Robots Smash Guinness World Record

China has smashed its own Guinness World Record for the largest number of robots dancing at one time.

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What is this weird train spotted at a Japanese railway station?

Can you guess what the bizarre-looking vehicle is used for?

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