Tech and Japan

Japan's H-2A Rocket Launched First Commercial Satellite

Crowds of spectators and well-wishers in Tanegashima witnessed an H-2A rocket lifting off, 3:50 pm November 24 successfully putting into orbit a Canadian satellite at about 8:17.

November 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

Can Japan's IT Reclaim Position It Deserves? : TRON's Sakamura Speaks

While leading the world in mobile internet, Japan is dragging behind in information technology.

November 14, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Kanazawa University Leads a Joint Research on PM2.5

Japan chronically falls victim to the prevailing westerlies from the Chinese continent this time of year.

November 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Walking Robot Suits Approved as Medical Equipment

A robot suit to help patients with intractable diseases walk is now approved as medical equipment, bared the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, November 10.

November 11, 2015 at 2:06 pm

Japan's Regional Jet MRJ Made Its Maiden Flight in Style

The white body with red and blue stripes moved slowly on the runway, accelerated, lifted its nose, up went airborne and then gracefully gained altitude into the autumn blue sky - 9:35 JST, November 11, 2015.

November 9, 2015 at 10:26 am

Japan to Market Linear Motor Train to USA

US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx currently on visit of Japan was invited by Minister Ishii of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation for a 25-minute test ride at the Maglev Test Center, November 8.

November 9, 2015 at 10:18 am

Drink a Capsule to Detect Issues

This episode has to do with a capsule with a built-in camera for you to drink to take images inside your digestive tracts - no more of that gruesome endoscope examination of yesterday.

November 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

International Space Station 15 Years in Space

By November 2 the International Space Station has been in space for 15 long years.

November 3, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Hello Marathon Runners! You've Got Robots to Water You

Marathon of course is a long distance run that you really have to set your mind to all it takes to challenge, or else you'll never make the distance.

November 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

Flesby - a Car that Inflates Itself Like an Airbag

The age of automotive cars just around the corner, Tokyo Motor Show 2015 is staging numerous unique ideas.

November 1, 2015 at 7:47 pm

What Do You Say to a Life-Size "R2-D2 Refrigerator?

Refrigerator? Right, a refrigerator in the image of R2-D2 - life-size and mobile, too.

October 27, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Japanese Company to Sell World's First Bowel Movement Sensor/Timer

"You feel like going but can't tell when..." - can happen to anyone. If you are sound and healthy, you only go as nature calls you.

October 25, 2015 at 11:56 pm

Maiden Flight of MRJ Delayed till November

It's not because anything is wrong with the aircraft but because the cockpits need readjustment that the scheduled maiden flight of MRJ is delayed a month ahead.

October 19, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Unknown Japanese Company Contributed 3 Nobel Prize Laureates

This episode has to do with a Japanese corporation, rather little known at home and abroad, that "manufactured" three Nobel prize laureates.

October 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm

Japan Leads in Magic Bubbles for Farming

Bubbles? Not the bubbles that hurt Japanese economy quarter of a century ago but certain magical bubbles that activate economy.

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