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Kindle Paperwhite To Be The First Japanese-Language Kindle Kindle Paperwhite To Be The First Japanese-Language Kindle
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One of the more overlooked announcements from Apple’s event yesterday was that the iBooks now has support for Asian languages. Chinese, Korean and Japanese are all available in native right-to-left format with their own stores to support the titles available …

Japanese Researchers Create Robot Wheelchair That Can Walk Up Stairs Japanese Researchers Create Robot Wheelchair That Can Walk Up Stairs
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One of the greatest challenges facing our handicapped population is making sure every building is wheelchair accessible. Unfortunately, some buildings are just too old or small to add ramps or lifts. It can be discouraging, but some of the brightest …

New PlayStation 3 Ad Shows Off Re-Designed Console in an Odd Way

Earlier this month at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony revealed its new re-re-designed PlayStation 3. The newest model of the console is even smaller than the last – 20% smaller and 25% lighter than the PlayStation 3 Slim, to be …

Twitter Extends a Lifeline to Japanese Users Twitter Extends a Lifeline to Japanese Users

If there’s one thing that Twitter is engineered for, it’s providing a large volume of information in real-time. If you don’t know what I mean, click on a trending topic and watch the tweets roll in. Sometimes, it’s dizzying trying …

The iPhone 5 Is Already Popular Among Thieves The iPhone 5 Is Already Popular Among Thieves

The iPhone 5 has proven to be one of the most anticipated hardware launches of the year. Lines as far as the eye can see are stretching throughout cities. Some folks in Japan just couldn’t wait and decided to skip …

Japanese Scientists Indirectly Invent Virtual Girlfriends

The Japanese have consistently proven to be the wizards of the science world. Their inventions sometimes seem like they’re ripped straight out of sci-fi anime, and that can only be a good thing. Today’s invention is perhaps the most amazing …

ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests ACTA Ratified In Japan, Citizens Plan Protests

The key to a democratic government’s continued strength is that all its dealings are made in the open with input from its citizens. That has not been the case with ACTA. Citizens of the European Union force the discussion out …

After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan After Losing In The U.S., Samsung Beats Apple In Japan

It was a pretty big deal when the jury handed Apple the victory in their patent dispute with Samsung. It was a rarity, however, as Samsung has won the majority of its patent disputes with Apple around the world. They …

Senkaku Islands Landing Highlights Japan-China Tensions

Japanese nationalists have highlighted tensions between Japan and China by landing on the disputed Senkaku Islands and raising the Japanese flag. According to Japan Times, members of the nationalist group called Gambare Nippon were protesting in response to a similar …

Scar Your Children For Life With A 3D Printed Replica Of Them As A Fetus Scar Your Children For Life With A 3D Printed Replica Of Them As A Fetus

I love 3D printers. They can create all sorts of whacky objects that makes the 12-year-old kid in me extremely jealous. Of course, one 3D printed replication out of Japan would have horrified me as a child. Japanese company Fasotec …

This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can

Is it necessary? No. Wildly inventive? Yes. Do you wish that you had one? Absolutely. That Q&A session is indicative of many products we see that are created in the minds of the Japanese. And now, those crazy innovators have …

Facebook Amasses 17 Million Japanese Users Facebook Amasses 17 Million Japanese Users

When you look at the intersection between social media and Japan, things get a little weird. The citizens of the island nation don’t behave like the rest of the world does. The Japanese still prefer communications with close friends through …

The Japanese Are Once Again Needlessly Innovating And It’s Awesome
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I love Japanese scientists and inventors. They needlessly innovate in areas that we all thought were done with innovation years ago. The toilet? They made it better. The shower? They made it better. I think I’m starting to see a …

Only In Japan Can You Order A Whopper With 1,000 Slices Of Cheese
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People like to make fun of Americans for being fat and eating very unhealthy things. It’s a fair jab as a lot of us do like to give into temptation and order 20 McDoubles as a light snack. One thing …

Don’t Make Political Statements In Your iPhone Games
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It’s rare that the real world crosses into the gaming world, but the results are usually problematic when it does. That’s the case today as a game about a relatively unknown string of islands has been pulled from the App …

Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star
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Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess …

PS3 To Get Increased PS2 Library….In Japan
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That day that a lot of people have been waiting for is finally upon us. The day that you can go to the PSN store and download your favorite game from 10 years ago. If you live in Japan that …

Sony Launches Music Unlimited Service In Japan Sony Launches Music Unlimited Service In Japan
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Sony has really been pushing out their new Music Unlimited service to the masses and it has finally gotten to the birth place of the electronics giant, Japan. The initial offering will be about 10 million songs from major labels …

Anonymous Launches #OpJapan Against Law That Would Imprison People Over Watching YouTube Anonymous Launches #OpJapan Against Law That Would Imprison People Over Watching YouTube
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Do you want to know the secret to getting on Anonymous’ bad side? Try passing a law that punishes people for watching YouTube videos. Japan just recently passed a law that would fine and imprison people for watching YouTube videos …

Is Japan Making YouTube Illegal For Japanese Citizens? Is Japan Making YouTube Illegal For Japanese Citizens?
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So the Japanese government did something a little sneaky while its public was distracted by the arrest of a cult member who wanted to gas Tokyo’s subway system; something that could impact all Japanese citizens, even if they aren’t in …

Gieger Counter Gets $100K in KickStarter Funding in One Hour Gieger Counter Gets $100K in KickStarter Funding in One Hour
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An open source Geiger Counter designed by Andrew Huang has made over $100,000 in Kickstarter funding in an hour. The handheld device is designed to help Japan detect radiation after the nuclear disaster that rocked the country last year. Since …