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Okinawa Shares Two Keys To Longevity

It is home to some of the longest living humans on earth, however, a fact that keeps customers interested in what is harvested and bottled in Japan's southernmost prefecture.  ...more

India: The Future King of Sovereign Solar?

Basking in sunshine for an average of 300 days every year, the Republic of India may be set to become the eventual champion of solar power producing nations. Experts have put the nation's theoretical solar electricity output from land sources alone at some 5,000 trillion kilowatt-hours annually, the largest sovereign potential in the world.

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HEALTH

Japanese Consumers 'High' on Cannabis Oil

Despite living in a country with tough marijuana laws, Japanese consumers are getting 'high' on cann...


TRAVEL

Japan Tourists Get Wi-Fi on the Fly

Travelers to Japan no longer need to sneak around like ninjas to capture the nearest, cheapest Wi-Fi...


HEALTH

Mini Air Sensors Get 'Smart'

Growing international sensitivity about air quality, combined with the potential of IoT (internet of...


ENTERTAINMENT

Somewhere between Earth and Mars Science Fiction Became Science Fact

The little boy screamed at the top of his lungs when Bill Nye, the Science Guy, said standup and spe...


LED TECH


LEDs Rekindle Old World Warmth

LED lighting is fast becoming more than just the wave of the future; it is also helping to revive th...


LED TECH


Japan First to Hit LED Saturation Point?

Light emitting diode (LED) lighting technology has taken the world by storm in recent years, but now...


SAFETY TECH


New 4K Video Tech 'Sees' in the Dark

The capabilities of rapidly developing 4K video technology are turning night into day....


LED TECH


Decorative LEDs Titillate the Senses

A marriage of imaginative cell phone apps an a nifty LED design promises to turn the living room in...


MEDICAL TECH


Micro Lenses Help To Revolutionize Medical Exams

Feeling queasy about an upcoming colonoscopy exam?...


BUSINESS


Digital Cameras Adapt for Sports and Study

Digital camera technology continues to open up previously unexplored worlds for study and exploratio...


MEDICAL TECH


Doing a Number on Stress

While doctors generally agree that too much stress is bad for human health, others are busy putting ...


BUSINESS


The Rubik’s Cube of Pocket Projectors

Imagine if a Rubik’s Cube could be tasked to do something other than merely tease the mind....


LED TECH
Smart Lighting: The Drive Behind LED Control

“Most manufacturers, when faced with more lights to control, simply throw more electronics at them, creating more size, cost, and heat, while reducing efficiency and product lifespan. “Properly done, ‘less is more’ should be the solution.” -- Geoff Archenhold


DRONES
Drones Over Tokyo? There’ll Be Nowhere to Hide

“The popular conception of drones typically sees them as tools of the military, but there is huge potential for peaceful applications.” – Joseph Song

General Atomics

MOBILITY TECH
Sticky Cell Phones: End of the Line for the Selfie Stick?

“Nanosuction technology is no longer new, but it is improving. As the suction power increases there will be more and more applications, which should expand its portability and convenience.” -- Andy Tang


ENERGY
German Wind Power Returns to Japan

“Japan is not big enough to have a great amount of wind power compared with larger countries, but it can build enough it to complement other emerging and existing systems.” -- Paulo Soares

Senvion

ENERGY
Japanese Solar Market Shifts to Cost Saving

"A more robust structure allows for better resilience in the face of heavy snow, rain, and high winds, and allows us to use fewer mounts over wider areas." -- John Taylor

RBI Solar

LIFE IN JAPAN
Japan’s Tatami: Down, But not Out

“There are too many good things about a made-in-Japan tatami to make predicting its extinction premature. The materials are all natural, contain no chemicals, and they can last for a long time with proper care.” -- Yasuto Hatano


HEALTH

High Tech Moisture Meter Makes Plant Sitting Easy

Amateur botanists and gardeners with other than ‘green’ thumbs can rest easy away from their plants now that automatic, precise soil monitoring is here.


HEALTH

The Insomniac’s Best Friend

Having trouble getting to sleep at night? A new breed of smart glasses may help.


HEALTH

Solar Humidifiers Improve Eco-Friendly Air Quality

Eco-conscious fans of room humidifiers can feel and breathe easier now as the first solar-powered humidifying machines have now arrived.


HEALTH

Addicted to 'Angie Lips'

As a swashbuckling thief with beyond-pouty lips, actress Angelina Jolie captured Hollywood in the 1990s.


HEALTH

Basil Seed Basics About Weight Loss

Seed-based weight-loss schemes are all the rage these days.


HEALTH

High-Tech Filters Redefine Water Purity

How pure is pure? When it comes to drinking water, Japanese technology is helping to reset the bar.


HEALTH
Superfoods Are Coming to Breakfast

"Considering the high fiber content of Baobab (about eight times that of the Japanese burdock root), we think people will get used to it over time." -- Masato Kataoka

Green Morning

MOBILITY TECH
Award-Winning Wheelchair Design ‘Goes Hollywood'

“The whole concept behind the WHILL has been to change the public perception of physically disadvantaged people who are in need of better mobility. The machine does seem to have an positive emotional impact.” -- Daisuke Otani


MOBILITY TECH
Future Cars Promise Light Weight, Utility

"We need be able to come up with creative designs and ideas that will eventually allow for the mass production of vehicles such as ours in numbers that affordably address the problem." --Takashi Sawada


MOBILITY TECH
Virtual Reality Tech Allows for ‘Armchair’ Travel

"People will be able to see most of the places they would likely visit if they took a trip abroad, or tour virtually every aspect of a new home before buying it or even stepping foot on the property.” -- Shinya Shoji


DRONES
Taiwan Drones ‘Scan’ Japan for an Opening

“The whole (Avian RTK drone) package is designed for somebody with little to no flying experience, which we think will appeal to first-time buyers." -- David Lin


LED TECH
Decorative LEDs Titillate the Senses

The idea with the Tittle was to create a consumer grade LED lamp that is both practical and entertaining." -- Kinsen Au

Spin-R Ltd



DRONES

Lasers Bring Precision to Aerial Mapping

When mapping and surveying earth terrain needs to be perfect, there's nothing like laser-like precision. Drone technology is also making it a lot easier.


DRONES

Drones Over Tokyo? There’ll Be Nowhere to Hide

The next buzz among Tokyoites may not be the latest cell phone app or chic trend, but an overhead drone.


DRONES

Drone Control: Taking Pride in Zero Latency

Drone operators flying over long distances or through radio traffic know that clear signal reception can mean the difference between mission success and failure.


DRONES

Training Japan's Aviators in War & Peace

From training fighter pilots to drone operators, Japan Aviation Academy (JAA) is moving to keep pace with the needs of the times.


DRONES

Fixed-Wing Drones Own a Niche in Japan

While the advent of the Drone Age has seen the proliferation of multi-rotor machines of various sizes and shapes, 'old-style' fixed-wing drones are still in demand.


DRONES

Wall Walking Drones: The Indoor Inspectors

A Skywalker may have lived in a distant fictional galaxy a long time ago, but for drones on Earth today “wall walking” is just now coming into its own.



 
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