All About Japan

Free Wi-Fi Coming to Mount Fuji

Service will be available on four different hiking routes to Japan’s tallest peak.

Cheap & Lazy Hack for Pokémon Go

For one creative Twitter user, walking around isn't the only way to hatch Pokémon Go eggs.

The Amazing Wearable Robot

The world's first wearable robotic device for medical and wellness applications was developed by a professor at the University of Tsukuba.

A Leg-Powered Wheelchair?!

Developed in Sendai, the Profhand wheelchair uses neuromodulation technology to allow people with partial mobility to move the device with their legs, increasing strength and helping stave off immobility.

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.

How to Hatch an Egg Without Its Shell

While it doesn’t answer the age-old question of which came first, this high school class experiment is a pretty amazing one nonetheless.

Japan's Robots: Past, Present & Future

Dr. Kazuhito Yokoi, director of the Intelligent Systems Research Institute in Tsukuba, outlines where robots are going.

Mini-Review: Casio EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder

At first fondling, everything about the EX-FR100 Outdoor Recorder action camera feels a little better than 2014's EX-FR10.

Magikarp Appears in Undignified Places

The pitifully weak Pokémon has been showing up in some embarrassing places, including one that shows a preference for a rival company’s video games.

Summer Doesn't Have to be the Pits

Stay cool during the summer with an electric fan that circulates cool air right into your armpit!

Choreographing the Cosmos

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

The Ise-Shima G7 Summit Regions

10 cities around the country were selected to host ministerial meetings surrounding the 2016 G7 Summit in Ise-Shima. From education to IT and agriculture, each was selected for a very specific reason!

Review: Casio Smart Outdoor Watch WSD-F10

When it comes to standard digital watches, Casio stands out above all others in features, reliability, and accuracy. So when it announced its WSD-F10 Android Wear-powered Smart Outdoor Watch, everyone, including smartwatch skeptics, perked up.

Light Up Paper Cities with the Stroke of a Pen

The special ink found in this pen conducts electricity, allowing you to draw circuits and create your own illuminated pop-up cities, houses or whatever else your creative mind can dream up!

How Kitakyushu Brought Water to Cambodia

For more than a decade, Kitakyushu's Water and Sewer Bureau has worked with Phnom Penh's Water Supply Authority to bring sustainable, drinkable water to the people of Cambodia's capital.

How About a Dome House?

While Japanese builders have had more than a millennium of practice in designing earthquake-resistant structures, the dome house presents a new option—using an unlikely building material.

Making Time Travel to Edo a Virtual Reality

For anyone who has ever dreamed of traveling back in time to the Edo Period (1603-1868), you might want to start investing in some virtual reality software and gear!

The Portable Paternal Playgound!

This wearable prototype turns dads into jungle gyms!

Creating Digital Rain, One Drop at a Time

Extraordinary designer Yugo Nakamura 'makes it rain' in this unique video, a digital effort to explain where the sound of rain comes from.

No Need for Electricity with These Speakers

After playing songs with bamboo instruments, one band moves on to bamboo audio delivery that works with your smartphone.

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