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Toshiba Doubles Layoffs to Over 14000 Positions

The past few years haven’t been good for Japanese conglomerates and the it appears things are getting even worse at Toshiba. After a massive accounting scandal popped up last year, the Japanese firm ended up losing…

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Electronics Supplies Affected by Japanese Earthquake

Earlier this week Southern Japan was wracked by a number of powerful earthquakes which has affected the supply chains for a number of major electronics firms including Sony, Mitsubishi Electric and chip-maker Renesas which had factories in the…

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Tourists Will Be Able to Use Fingerprints as Currency in Japan

It’s not always a good idea to carry a lot of cash on you when you’re going on trips, which is why credit cards are usually much more appealing. However, Japan is looking to take things…

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Japan Is Trying to Regain Control of Its X-Ray Satellite

Everyone knows by know that Japan’s Astro-H “Hitomi” satellite is in big trouble, as the JAXA space agency has officially lost contact with it on Saturday. The team is still trying to figure out what happened to this…

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Netflix Reveals First Clips Of It’s Voltron Series

Who remembers videos? These days we use DVD, Blu-Ray and even just watch it straight to your phone or computer through a streaming service. With so many choices for delivery it, the content itself has to…

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Robots Used To Help At Fukushima’s Nuclear Plant Are Burning Out

Five years ago an earthquake triggered a 10-meter high Tsunami that crashed into Japan. One of the buildings affected by this wall of water was Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, ultimately resulting in a meltdown that…

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Amazon.JP Delivering Japanese Video Games Worldwide!

We all like that new game smell. Opening up the post to find that new game, the case screaming for you to open it up and slide in the disk. Sometimes the game you want to…

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Nintendo Land to Open in 2020

You either love them or you hate them. No, I am not talking about Marmite sandwiches, but rather theme park rides. From the ones where you walk through and experience jumps and scares to the rides…

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VAIO Wants Merger With Toshiba and Fujitec PC Divisions

After being spun off from Sony two years ago, it looks like VAIO is planning to expand its PC operations. Despite the doom and gloom in the PC market, VAIO is reportedly planning a merger with…

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Amazon Japan Offers Free Wine Advice with Sommelier

Amazon sells all manner of products, from books to furniture and even food and alcohol can be delivered directly to your door. When you don’t know what to choose, many online stores offer staff on-hand to…

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Nissan’s Main Websites Knocked Offline by Anonymous

Anonymous have struck once again, the target this time: car manufacturer Nissan. Two of Nissan’s main websites were affected by the attack, with their global and Japanese sites being suspended after a barrage of traffic was…

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Could We See A More Powerful Nuclear Bomb?

Happy New Year everyone, let’s talk about Nuclear Bombs. The threat of Nuclear annihilation has been in the public consciousness for quite a while, as the tech behind such weapons becomes more advanced, so is the…

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Tokyo Police to Launch Anti-Drone Drone Squad

Many countries are beginning to come up with their own answer to drones being used dangerously or criminally. Now Japan has moved to restrict the usage of personal drones too, following an episode where a drone…

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Robots Could Take Half of Japanese Jobs by 2035

Gundam, Asimo, Velociraptor receptionists; Japan has been at the forefront of robotics since the inception of the concept, and new research suggests that Japanese permissive attitude toward automatons could see robots taking almost half of Japanese…

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AI Program Beats Average Entrance Exam Scores in Japan College Exam

Artificial Intelligence has been progressing at an impressive rate due to technological advancements in cybernetics. The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies suggests AI is a form of biological replication and further understanding of the human brain…

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Disgaea: Hour of Darkness is Coming to PC!

The dramatic rise of PC gaming has led to various niche console focused genres including horizontal shooters, and JRPGS coming to the platform. The latest entry is by Japanese developer, Nippon Ichi, creator of unusual titles such as…

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Sony To Cease Betamax Sales After 40 Years

Betamax was pioneered by Sony in the 1970s and utilized a magnetic tape to offer mainstream recording functionality. Initially, Sony tried to dominate the market and make Betamax the industry standard. However, JVC had other ideas…

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Scientists Create Glass That’s Almost as Strong as Steel

Glass, by its very nature, is known to be quite easy to break. Of course, this much can be changed by altering the thickness of it, as we’ve seen with everything from bullet-proof glass to bridges…

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Square Enix May Crowdfund Localization Projects

Ever since crowdfunding has come onto the scene, many indie devs and sometimes even major ones have used the power of the crowd to fund their game development. Square Enix is now taking this approach and…

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Japanese Man Accidentally Burns Down House During Live Stream

These days there are streams of all kinds, showing off different games and all kinds of other things. Sometimes though, expected things happen during the stream, with swatting having become more common recently. However, it’s not every…

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Japan Display Conveys Prototype 8K Screen Within a 17-inch LCD

Recent years have seen a substantial improvement of resolution within screens at a price point which has dropped significantly, from average consumer availability of 1080p Televisions to the new breed of 4K sets which are pushed…

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World of Tanks Japanese Advert is Quite Ballsy

Video game advertisements can be cringeworthy, emotionally-charging and in the case of World of Tanks, downright bizarre. To be fair, it’s better than many gaming adverts in the UK and uniqueness is always a good quality. Up…

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Universal Studios Japan Recreates Resident Evil’s Raccoon City

Universal Studios Japan in Osaka has recreated Resident Evil’s Raccoon City as a zombie-shooting simulator, implementing a laser-powered shooting system used in police combat training. Biohazard The Real (Biohazard being the Japanese moniker for Resident Evil)…

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America Vs Japan Robot Fight: Operation Crowd Funding!

Let’s take a minute to remember back to the days of sitting in front of the TV watching insane robots mutilate each other in an arena full of deadly traps. Now fast forward to 2015 and…

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Japan Fires the World’s Most Powerful Laser

Japanese scientists have developed and fired the world’s most powerful laser, capable of producing a whopping 2-petawatt (2 quadrillion watt) pulse, thanks to an integrated device called the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX). Though the…

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Love Pixel Art? Check out These Stunning 8-bit GIFs of Japan

Japan has evolved to a somewhat juxtaposition within today’s fast moving tech world but has still kept its identity and influences from the past. It’s difficult to quantify how life moves within a new direction considering…

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Japan Is Building An Anime Bullet Train

The UK is world-renowned for their public transport arriving 20 minutes late and charging consumers a small fortune to travel by train or bus. It’s also certainly painful to the eyes to view a 1990s rusty…