Sharp has developed a health care support chair which combines a range of sensors for checking the user's health. It can simultaneously record your blood pressure, temperature, body motion, and pulse waveform, storing the data in the cloud.
Way back when, the term “additive manufacturing” described a process little known outside of that industry, and Japan was actually on the forefront of that tech.
Japanese musician, Sou and Kumama, created the original musical instrument called "dishphone" (Japanese name: 食琴 = Shokkin), which consists of 30 small plates and bowls.
Listen to the famous Mozart's Turkish March they played on the "dishphone" and a wooden spoon.
Pioneer is currently developing a see-through projection system, which projects an image from behind onto a transmissive transparent display.
The brightness and transmittance levels are higher than when using a transmissive LCD panel, and Pioneer expects it to be used as a new form of digital signage in storefront windows, combining video projection with traditional window dressing.
Since last financial year (ended March 31, 2013), three newcomers (GungHo, DeNA, and GREE) combined achieved higher operating income and higher net income than all 9 iconic Japanese game companies (Nintendo + SONY-Games + SegaSammy + BandaiNamco + Konami + TakaraTomy + SquareEnix + Capcom + TecmoKoei) combined.
While the newcomer’s revenues are increasing (except for GREE), the traditional 9 game companies’ revenues peaked in 2008, and have been falling rapidly ever since.
We've been asked a lot about what is happening with the Fukushima reactor situation. And we're certainly watching it.
Well, we're a tech news site, and nuclear power is some awesome technology, and it seems that the technology to contain and fix this problem may turn out to be just as awesome and interesting to learn about. But more importantly, we are here, living in Japan, and wondering and worrying about what is really going on.