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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....


MEDICAL TECH
Portable Skin Exams are More than Skin Deep

“It’s an eye-opening experience for people who have never looked at their skin in such an intrusive way.” -- Shuichi Matsumura


INDUSTRIAL USE
The Carpenter’s Dream Tool

“The Bagel is really an all-in-one device that eliminates the need for any other measuring tool. Making inroads into the professional user market is one of our goals." -- David Byun


HEALTH
Smart Mirror Makes for Fast Fashion Changes

“It’s not hard to imagine a day when ‘digital changing rooms’ will make shopping for clothing a completely virtual experience." -- Manabu Tsunori


ROBOT TECH
Industrial Robots: Rethinking the Status Quo

"Global manufacturing is moving from mass production to mass customization, which requires quickly repurposing robots to do different things according to varying product specs.” -- Yosuke Shikimori


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
Wall Walking Drones: The Indoor Inspectors

“A lot of Japan’s modern public infrastructure – roads, bridges, dams, tunnels, and schoolhouses -- were built in the 1960s and 70s and are coming due for more routine inspections as they age.” -- Toshihiko Ito


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

Mini Air Sensors Get 'Smart'

Growing international sensitivity about air quality, combined with the potential of IoT (internet of things) technology has opened the door to an array of gadgets to satisfy fussy breathers everywhere.


HEALTH

Addicted to 'Angie Lips'

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


HEALTH

Soapless Bathing Coming to a Tub Near You

Advances in the art of getting clean could mean that picking the right bar soap may soon no longer be a problem.


HEALTH

The Portable Skin Doctor

Despite being the single largest organ of the body, the skin probably goes the most unloved, given its exposure to all of the natural elements, along with the plethora of man-made toxins in the environment.


HEALTH

Japanese Skin Cream is No Longer Horseplay

In many corners of the world, horses are petted, ridden, raced, and even eaten. At Kanagawa-based Diara, Inc., workers even mass produce the animal's oil.


INDUSTRIAL USE
English Skill Makes Philippines Global Outsourcing Target

“A lot of Japanese companies –- especially in IT –- are expanding internationally, and they need to have their user interfaces reworked into English, the international language." -- Monchito Ibrahim


LED TECH
New LEDs Lead Convenient Camping Wave

“There are still some campers out there who prefer to ‘rough it,' but convenience is addictive, and people want to take their gadgets with them.” -- Harrison Smiddy


LED TECH
Waterproof LEDs Safe Enough for Fish

"Almost all the major farms in Japan have now switched over to LEDs in some form. The only unconquered area left is Hokkaido." -- Hitoshi Tatsuno.

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INDUSTRIAL USE
Virtual Cash Meets the Virtual Cash Register

"The overhead projector and touch-sensitive panel display...will mean the end of the cash register as we know it.” -- Akira Kurabashi

NEC

HEALTH
Mini Air Sensors Get 'Smart'

“Air quality has for a long time been one of those things about daily life that people sort of took for granted. But now we can measure environmental health with some accuracy, which is especially useful for protecting children and the elderly.” -- Ryan Yuen


BUSINESS
Portable Computing Gets an Upgrade

“The W10 is especially designed for business travelers, and transforms any HDMI TV or monitor into a full PC." -- Noda Xu

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DRONES

Motion Sensors Go 'Mini' For Drone Use

Ambitious drone operators will soon be able to get their hands on high-tech goodies that only full-size aircraft pilots have been able to enjoy.


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

Satellite Software 'Descends' to Drone Altitude

Once upon a time, terrestrial mapping software was so big, so bad, and so expensive that only governments with satellites and budgets footed by taxpayers could make use of it.


DRONES

New Drones are Taking Off -- Vertically and Horizontally

Drone pilots who lament the short flight time of multi-prop drones, and fixed wingers who dream of better hovering capability will both be able to rest easier soon, thanks to new designs that promise to reshape the market.


DRONES

Crowd Security Means Eyes in the Sky

Surveillance technology is getting a facelift in Japan, as the need to maintain security among large crowds gains importance. The issue is especially pertinent for Tokyo, which is set to host the 2020 Summer Olympics.


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.



 
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