All About Japan

Ammonia Just May Be the Fuel of the Future

Heavy-industry manufacturer IHI Corporation is experimenting with a technology that uses ammonia to generate thermal power.

Improving Traditional Crafts with Technology

Exchange students from the University of Buffalo learn about 'kumiki,' a traditional carpentry technique, from artisans in Hida, and use technology to bring this time-honored craft to the modern age.

JAXA's Asteroid Explorer to Return in December

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency says its asteroid explorer will return to Earth from its mission this December. Hayabusa 2 has been collecting sand and rocks from an asteroid to try and discover the origins of life.

Hayabusa2 Returns with Asteroid Samples

Japan’s Hayabusa2 space explorer brought 5.4 grams of substances believed to be from the asteroid Ryugu on a capsule that returned to Earth earlier this month.

Experience the Era of the Silver Millenium

For a limited time, the space museum TeNQ in Tokyo will feature an exhibit that shows the intimate relationship between various Sailor Scouts, but from an astronomical perspective.

Japanese Tech Breaking Communication Barriers

Do you ever wish there was an easier way to communicate while traveling abroad? Well, now there is with ili, a brand new translation device!

Japanese Thermos Flies to Outer Space

JAXA reached out to Tiger, a well-known home goods company, to make a canister that can bring delicate materials from the International Space Station back to earth.

3-D-Printed Zoetrope Captures Time & Movement

Discover the fascinating device that is 'toki'—a media artist's installation born from a combination of modern technologies.

The Akiyoshidai Fire Festival

People come to the Akiyoshi Plateau in Yamaguchi Prefecture to watch rolling grasslands burn with strips of open flame, and to explore the famous giant cave and fascinating geology of the Quasi-National Park.

Think You're Seeing Orange? Think Again!

This mind-blowing optical illusion isn't the color you think it is.

Riding in a Transformer Will Soon be a Reality

With help from the designer of the original Gundam, Japan now has a transforming giant robot/car that two full-sized adults can ride in. Seriously—it's kind of amazing.

Japan Launches Space Operations Unit in SDF

Japan welcomes its newest Self-Defense Forces team, the Space Operations Squadron, as the first SDF unit specializing in the field of space.

Japan Looks to AI for COVID-19 Countermeasures

Japan’s government launches a panel of experts to discuss formulating coronavirus countermeasures using artificial intelligence and the supercomputer Fugaku.

Femtech to Fight Menstruation Issues

The femtech market is slowly expanding in Japan together with the advancement of women.

Checking Out Tokyo Game Show 2017

Come join us as we take you on a tour of Tokyo Game Show!

Choreographing the Cosmos

This Japanese startup is working to create meteor showers on demand!

The Next Big Food to Hop onto Japanese Menus?

Is one researcher's search for a sustainable food source for the future the next big food craze in Japan, or is the idea hopping mad?

Fireball in Japan Identified as Meteorite

Researchers have identified a fireball seen streaking across the night sky over wide areas of Japan in early July as a meteorite.

Robotics Inspired by 'Ghost in the Shell'

University of Tokyo robotics engineer Takuya Umedachi is working on synthetic 'soft-body' technology capable of complex and flexible movement.

Hitachi Created Finger Vein Recognition System

Conglomerate company Hitachi developed a new biometric system that can recognize users by the veins in their fingers.

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