Do Japanese shoppers dream of electric sheep?

A department store in Osaka is counting on an android sales assistant to boost its bottom line.Android: “Thank you for c...

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Kyoto U. team pioneers cheap stem cell method

Scientists in Japan have come up with a cheap new way to produce stem cells en masse.The researchers at Kyoto University...

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NEC touts new facial recognition screen lock

Japan’s NEC has a new way to protect computer users’ privacy.The new facial recognition software locks the screen when t...

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Hakone gets new cable cars

A popular hot spring resort in the mountains near Tokyo is getting new cable cars.The Hakone Tozan Cable Car is one of t...

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Japanese railways launch global push

Japanese railways want their high-speed trains to become the global standard.The International High-Speed Rail Associati...

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Police boxes get hi-tech info screens

Japan’s ubiquitous police boxes are going hi-tech.The country’s police are equipping the boxes with hi-tech information ...

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Panasonic unveils ‘Toughpad’

Here’s a tablet computer that can take a beating.Panasonic unveiled its new “Toughpad” today (Monday).The tablet is wate...

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Tests Confirm Risk of Shock From Car Battery In Crash

Japan’s transportation ministry conducted tests to see whether the hybrid vehicles are likely to shock humans in case of...

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Au debuts new cell phone line

Super thin phones and curved screens were on display as Japanese cell phone giant au debuted a new line of models today ...

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