Tech and Japan

Sony's Goldman Walkman : Will It Sell for Sure?

What say you to a Walkman for 300 thousand yen? It's not a talk but a real product - Sony's gold coated Walkman NW-WM1Z now ready for marketing October 29 at 300 thousand yen.

October 18, 2016 at 9:34 am

"Japan Will Cease to Produce Nobel Laureate in Two Decades" says This Year's Laureate Dr. Ohsumi

This year's Nobel laureate Yoshinori Ohsumi told that the way things are going Japan will no longer produce Nobel Prize laureates in one or two decades.

October 18, 2016 at 8:46 am

Japan Won Nobel Prize for 3 Consecutive Years

First and foremost, I must beg your pardon for my slip in the prediction of this year's Nobel Prize - partially, though, because Japan did win one for three years in a row.

October 6, 2016 at 8:48 am

Nobel Laureate Yamanaka Names Three Japanese Candidates

The week starting October 3, Nobel Week, is slated to announce this year's Nobel Prize recipients.

October 5, 2016 at 8:59 am

Tokyo Game Show 2016 Features the Ultimate in VR

One of the world's most notorious game exhibitions "Tokyo Game Show" opened September 15 to feature cutting-edge devices and software to realize the ultimate in virtual reality technology.

October 5, 2016 at 8:43 am

Take a Look at Lunar Surface in High-Precision Images

Japan's lunar orbiter "Kaguya" launched 9 years ago has brought home over 600 including high-precision shots taken by NHK's high-vision camera.

September 7, 2016 at 7:53 am

Japan's Maiden Moon Probe Ready for Liftoff Next Year

Believe it or not, Japan is ready to lift its own probe off to the moon next year.

August 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

Android that "Expresses" like Human

You recall a few installments away two episodes on a computer chess wizard that had beaten a human Go grandmaster. Well, I have here an episode on a humanlike android that behaves and expresses like a human.

June 25, 2016 at 2:53 am

"Sharing Economy" on the Go : GaiaX Co.

Talking about sharing service, you think of share-ride, couch-surfing, etc. and it seems the concept of sharing economy is fast expanding.

June 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm

Nihonium (Nh) for Element 113

The table of elements now lists effective October this year a new entry Nihonium as the 113rd element. Nihon is Japan in Japanese and Nihonium means an element discovered by the Japanese - a comforting news, is it not?

April 13, 2016 at 9:43 am

Humanoid Robot "Pepper" Admitted to High School in Fukushima

I'm Nathan Shiga and today I'll tell you about a robot enrolled in a high school up north in Fukushima victimized by the Northeast Japan quake.

April 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

Japan's Venus Probe "Akatsuki" Back to Work

Her main engine broke down and she gave up going into orbit around Venus six years ago.

April 4, 2016 at 10:35 am

Award-winning Writer Restricted Near US Camp Schwab, Okinawa

Here's a rare piece of episode from Japan about an Akutagawa Award-winning writer restricted by the US Army while rallying in protest against the relocation of the Futemma Military Base to Henoko.

April 4, 2016 at 10:13 am

Shijukara (Japanese tit) Has Compositional Syntax - Wow!

This is Nathan Shiga and I have some enchanting episode to share with you - about a bird that communicates as we humans do. Well, here's the story.

March 24, 2016 at 6:01 am

Japan's H-2A Rocket to Launch UAE's Mars Probe

So impressive that the UAE wants Japan to launch its Mars probe in 2020 - the year of the Tokyo Olympics, too.

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