Tech and Japan

Tokyo University Unveiled Basic Principle for ultimate Quantum Computer

University of Tokyo's research team announced September 22 it had succeeded in developing the basic principle for a new type of a quantum computer out of a phenomenon known as teleportation that should eventually outperform today's modern computers.

August 28, 2017 at 12:03 am

Deep-Sea Fish Filmed 8000 Meters Plus Underwater

NHK and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) successfully filmed fish over 8000 meters underwater to signal another step forward in the study of the deep-sea ecological system., it was reported August 24.

August 13, 2017 at 11:28 pm

AI to Help Transcribe Tsugaru Dialect into Standard Japanese

Local dialects are plentiful in Japan - the heaviest in Kagoshima, Kyushu, and Tsugaru up north in Aomori. In the feudal period, heavy dialects often served convenient tools to tell strangers apart for security as in Kagoshima where the Lord of Shimazu did utilize the barrier of dialects for self-defense.

August 1, 2017 at 9:52 pm

Screw That Wouldn't Loosen?

"The wheel falling off - it's like an episode in Lupin III, no? But, it really happened.

July 26, 2017 at 12:25 am

Osaka University Medical TeamTo Embark on World's First iPS-based Treatment of Cardiac Disease

Prof. Yoshiki Sawa and his research team at Osaka University disclosed July 21 the team had filed to the university's review committee application for a clinical study for the treatment of cardiac failure with iPS cells - i.e. via transplantation of iPS-based cardiac cells.

June 4, 2017 at 9:40 pm

A Mammoth Cave Road Under Construction in Heart of Tokyo

Tokyo is undergoing right now an ambitious reconstruction eyeing the year of the Tokyo Olympics -2020.

May 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Moon Probe "Hakuto" to Challenge 5oom+ Lunar Run

This follows up the earlier episode on Japan's challenge to the world's maiden race on the lunar surface engineered by Google.

May 11, 2017 at 6:30 am

ASTROSCALE to Launch in 2019 on Sweep-Space Mission

There is a unique venture in Sumida, Tokyo, called Astroscale founded in 2013 with a grand mission of removing the growing number of space debris.

April 11, 2017 at 7:39 am

Google's AlphaGo to Take Up On China's Ke Jie in May

The celebrated Chinese Go master, Ke Jie, plans to play Google's AlphaGo a set of three games at Wuzhen, Chekiang Province, late in May, announced DeepMind, April 4.

March 28, 2017 at 12:07 am

Nagoya's UniFa Highlighted in Silicon Valley

This year's Startup World Cup handpicked a unique kid-rearing IT robot manufactured by a venture business, UniFa, in Nagoya, Japan, from among some 200 entrepreneurs from 12 countries and regions of the world.

March 24, 2017 at 2:23 am

METI Tested Automatic Brake for Aged Drivers

The Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) hosted a ground test of passenger cars developed by 8 leading motor manufacturers in Japan to test automatic brake systems to help ensure safety driving of the aged drivers, March 22.

March 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

3-Nation Round Robin in Game of Go Featuring DeepZenGo

Tokyo stages a round robin in the game of Go featuring Japan, China, South Korea and DeepZenGo starting tomorrow, March 21.

March 15, 2017 at 1:18 am

University of Tokyo and Sony Join Hands in AI and VR Studies

A charming development is on the horizon for rearing a fresh generation of researchers to advance technology in the areas of AI and VR.

March 8, 2017 at 2:13 am

AI Now Employed to Check HFT at Tokyo Stock Exchange

Only last year AI shocked the world by trouncing the world's top Go professional, a while ago the top poker player bowed to an AI program and now - stock exchanges are turning to AI devices for vital stock exchange functions.

February 27, 2017 at 9:28 pm

Used Mobile-Phones-Turned Olympic Medals. What Say You?

Wisdom knows its way of putting the concept of "Mottainai" into action. Tokyo's Governor Yuriko Koike just delivered a clean line-drive right in the center for another run in her crucial Tokyoites-first game of local politics.

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