Think You're Seeing Orange? Think Again!
This mind-blowing optical illusion isn't the color you think it is.
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.
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.
Step into the Future of Holograms
Want your very own hologram to turn on the TV or set the temperature in your bath water?
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.
Molecular Structure of Glass, Done in Glass
A Japanese design firm has recreated the molecular structure of glass—magnified one billion times—out of 5,000 pieces of glass.
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.
These Kimono Sashes Are Out of This World!
From lounging felines to deep space imagery, this traditional Japanese clothing retailer is bound to have the perfect 'obi' for you!
Turn Your Smartphone into a Telescope!
Take pictures of the surface of the moon and planets on your smartphone with this cool new telescope add-on!
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?
Checking Out Tokyo Game Show 2017
Come join us as we take you on a tour of Tokyo Game Show!
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!
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.
Choreographing the Cosmos
This Japanese startup is working to create meteor showers on demand!
Schoolgirls Create Disaster Relief Toilet
A group of Japanese high school girls has created a sanitary and cost-effective portable toilet.
Sputniko! Bonds Myth, Science & Music
This new scientific discovery not only has its own music video, but also ties to ancient Japanese mythology.
We Have the Technology to Read... Minds?!
While he's nowhere near the level of some telepaths like Professor X, Professor Toshimasa Yamazaki has found a way to read people's minds by utilizing the Japanese language.
Livesaving Device Embedded in Vending Machines
Next time someone on the street looks like they're suffering from cardiac arrest, run toward the nearest... vending machine?
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.
Tsukuba: City of Science & Nature
In addition to being a 'science city,' Tsukuba is also home to one of Japan's oldest shrines, located at the foot of a twin-peaked mountain associated with the origins of the Japanese people.