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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....


ENTERTAINMENT
'Exergaming' Gets a Reboot

“The Z-BIKE system may cut down on doctor’s visits. If customers can do a better job of monitoring their own health, then the job of health care professionals will certainly be a lot easier." -- Sung-Han Lee


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


HEALTH
High-Tech Filters Redefine Water Purity

“The 2011 nuclear crisis showed that not having access to a reliable source of clean drinking water can itself be a disaster.” -- Muneaki Furukawa

Syouei wellness

DRONES
Training Japan's Aviators in War & Peace

"The industry needs drone pilots, but it also needs training in basic safety. It’s critical that we do both." -- Koichi Mizuno

Japan Aviation Academy (JAA)

JAPAN
Ministering the Masses: DJ Joey Slick Finds Tokyo's Groove

"If the programming is hot, it will get a strong listenership. But it has to stay hot and engaging in order to keep people on your station. Merely spinning records doesn’t cut it." -- Joey Slick

 Joey Slick

3D PRINTING
New 3D Printer Set to Reshape Market

“We started with end-use considerations--what problems users have, what inconveniences they face, and what are the core features that they really use." -- Mark Buford

Apparattus

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

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

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

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

'Oshibori' on the Rise: Reinventing the Hand Towel

Long appreciated as quintessentially ‘Japanese,’ the practice of distributing ‘oshibori’ (hand towels) at restaurants, hotels, and other service businesses is going increasingly global -- as well as floral.


HEALTH

Hydrogen for Health: the Next Fountain of Youth?

Japan is going crazy over hydrogen, and it’s not just for fueling futuristic cars.


LED TECH
Modular Art for the Masses

“We use a ‘participatory design approach’ and beta test with end users to help us focus on what people want and need rather than ask ‘how can we adapt this to an existing system?’" -- Christian Yan


INDUSTRIAL USE
Liquid Screen Protector to the Rescue

“No smartphone screen is completely shatter-proof. But with glass made six times stronger, the likelihood of disastrous accidents is dramatically reduced.” -- Chief Creative Officer Michael Nielsen


HEALTH
High-Tech Filters Redefine Water Purity

“The 2011 nuclear crisis showed that not having access to a reliable source of clean drinking water can itself be a disaster.” -- Muneaki Furukawa

Syouei wellness

3D PRINTING
New 3D Printer Set to Reshape Market

“We started with end-use considerations--what problems users have, what inconveniences they face, and what are the core features that they really use." -- Mark Buford

Apparattus

DRONES
New Drones are Taking Off -- Vertically and Horizontally

"It would be great if Japanese bandwidth rules could be relaxed to the point where agricultural needs and the manpower shortage could be addressed at the same time with drones." -- Yeni Ye


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




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.


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

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

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

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

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.



 
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