Lawson’s First Register-Free Store
Convenience store giant Lawson will open a store this month with no cash registers, and plans to more in the Tokyo area by summer 2020.
How Money is Made in Japan
Get a peek behind the kimono, so to speak, as the National Printing Bureau shows how paper money is made in Japan.
Electronic Customs Declaration Gate at Narita
The electronic customs declaration gate at Narita Airport is now available for use by all travelers arriving at Terminal 3!
NTT Developing Automatic Checkout App
NTT Data Corporation has a new automatic checkout system that enables shoppers to simply choose their products and walk out of a store, paying automatically by mobile.
Sing Your Heart Out above the Tokyo Skyline
Tokyo Dome City's Ferris wheel isn't just a normal, everyday carnival ride overlooking the Tokyo skyline. While your eyes take in the view of the city, let your ears listen to the beautiful voices of your friends singing their lungs out.
Facial Recognition Tech Coming to Narita
Narita International Airport will introduce a facial recognition system to help speed up the boarding process come 2020.
EVs for the Elderly
In an effort to curb the increasing number of traffic accidents involving senior drivers in Japan, new types of electric vehicles are being developed with the aging population in mind.
Wearable Tech to Keep You Cool This Summer
While summers in Japan can be miserably hot, Sony has a new solution to handle the heat.
'Look, Ride & Feel' at Toyota Mega Web
This mobility-experience theme park spread across three facilities encourages visitors to "look, ride and feel" as they learn about (and climb into) the cars of the past and the transportation of the future.
Tokyo Cracking Down on Drones
Drone shots of the gorgeous cityscape are truly unbelievable, but be sure you have permission before flying! A U.S. military lecturer was referred to prosecutors for illegally flying a drone in downtown Tokyo.
Fanbrella: the Coolest Way to Beat the Heat!
Fanbrella, a parasol equipped with a fan and a mist emitter, is arguably the coolest way to beat the heat
NEC Shows Off New Flying Car Prototype
Electronics maker NEC gave the world a glimpse of a flying car prototype, the first exhibit of its kind in Japan!
Learn Real Ninja Skills Fighting VR Monsters
Experience ninja training and use your skills on an immersive 3-D battleground.
Online Store Features Virtual Shoe Fittings
Online fashion mall operator Zozo has come up with a virtual shoe fitting service that recommends shoes that fit your size by using a special mat and a smartphone app.
A Music Video Perfect for Social Distancing
Over 10 years ago, art director Masashi Kawamura teamed up with Japanese band Sour to produce a music video for "Hibi no Neiro." Needless to say, this was before our current reality, in which millions are staying home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Self-Driving Bus Test Now Touring Tokyo Roads
SB Drive, a Softbank subsidiary, is putting their new self-driving bus through its next big test: navigating the public roads of Tokyo.
Building the Future: Tokyo's Robot Exhibition
Cutting-edge machines are on display at the International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo.
Japan Post Starts Testing Drone Delivery
Japan Post conducts a trial delivery of snail mail to residents in a remote area of Tokyo using a drone.
Japan Now Has 5G Network Service
Major Japanese cellphone service provider NTT Docomo launches next-generation 5G wireless service, the first in the country to do so.
Get a Free Behind-the-Scenes Tour of JAL
If you love aviation, you can't miss the JAL Factory Tour Sky Museum, a free 100-minute tour showing you what happens behind the scenes of Japan Airlines.