All About Japan

Manned Flying Car Goes on Test Flight

A Japanese venture company successfully conducts a test flight of an experimental flying car with one person on board.

Sony Reveals New Self-Driving EV Prototype

Sony unveils a prototype for its self-driving electric vehicle that uses 33 state-of-the-art sensors that support autonomous mobility.

Japan's Tallest Skyscraper to be Built by 2027

Real estate developer Mitsubishi Estate revealed plans to build Japan’s tallest skyscraper by 2027.

Fugaku Reigns as World’s Fastest Supercomputer

Riken institute said Japan’s Fugaku remains the world’s fastest supercomputer in international rankings released twice a year.

Japan Post Tests Delivery Robots

Make way! Japan Post is testing delivery robots on public streets for the first time!

5G Experience in Tokyo

Major Japanese telecommunications operator KDDI has launched a facility where people can experience the latest 5G cellular network.

Cool Tech for Buildings in the Age of COVID-19

Japanese giant conglomerate Softbank Group has unveiled a building in Tokyo upgraded with technologies in line with the “new normal” imposed by the pandemic.

A Carbon Neutral Japan by 2050

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledges to aim for Japan to become a carbon-neutral society by 2050 in his first policy speech in parliament.

An Inside Look at the Next-Gen Bullet Train

The press got to join a test-run of East Japan Railway Company's next-generation bullet train, ALFA-X, on October 27.

Honda Unveils New Compact Electric Vehicle

Honda is showing off its first compact electric vehicle equipped with state-of-the-art digital technology.

Sharp Unveils Fog-Free Face Shields

Electronics firm Sharp has developed face shields that do not fog up or glare like conventional products do.

Robo-Scorpion Chair Perfect for Villain Lair

If you’re going to be spending several hours a day at your computer, aesthetics are important in keeping your wellness level up. And if that aesthetic is "techno arachnid super-villain," then there’s really only one sensible furniture choice.

Keep Safer with Foot-Operated Vending Machines

Beverage manufacturer Dydo Drinco's newest vending machine can be used with your feet.

Supercomputer Shows How Coronavirus Is Spread

Researchers in Japan used the supercomputer Fugaku to simulate how the novel coronavirus spreads, looking at a case in which four people are sitting at a dining table and talking without masks on.

Honda to Sell World 1st Level 3 Automated Car

Honda Motor plans to start selling the world’s first commercially available Level 3 automated cars by the end of March 2021. Level 3 vehicles can drive autonomously by detecting the environment around them, not needing driver input.

Architectural Techniques to Join UNESCO Ranks

Japan’s traditional wooden architectural techniques are set to be recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Tech That Measures Congestion in Indoor Areas

Officials tested a system at Tokyo Dome that uses state-of-the-art technology to measure congestion in indoor arenas.

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.

Contactless Conveyor-Belt Sushi Dining

One conveyor-belt sushi restaurant chain is offering an experience where customers can dine without any direct contact with store clerks.

Robots in the Age of Coronavirus

Companies are programming robots to help people adapt to the new normal brought about by the global pandemic.

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