Autos of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
Nayalan Moodley
- March 11, 2017
Autos of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
GALLERY 2 IS LIVE! Smaller parts manufacturers, wheel manufacturers, and companies that did clever things with paint and lighting had some interesting wares on show. Considering the nature of modified cars, that’s really what is most important: giving the owner more options to make their ride their own...Japan Style.
Nayalan Moodley
- February 24, 2017
Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
GALLERY 2 of the series, wherein we celebrate the unspoken but clearly known co-stars of Tokyo Auto Salon. In addition to appreciating the subjects of the photos, one should also appreciate that all images were shot on an iPhone 7 Plus. Which is actually rather kind of amazing - look for yourself!
Eurotechnology Japan KK
- February 23, 2017
On February 22, 1999, Mari Matsunaga, Takeshi Natsuno, and Keiichi Enoki announced the start of the world’s first successful mobile internet service to a small number of people who made it to NTT Docomo’s press conference in Tokyo...the term "Smartphone Zombie," however, was still a good many years away.
Nayalan Moodley
- February 15, 2017
Smaller parts manufacturers, wheel manufacturers, and companies that did clever things with paint and lighting had some interesting wares on show. Considering the nature of modified cars, that’s really what is most important: giving the owner more options to make their ride their own...Japan Style.
Autos of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
Ladies of Tokyo Auto Salon 2017 (GALLERY 2)
History of Japanese Timekeeping Through a CASIO-Colored Lens (VIDEO)
A quick jump in to the history of Japanese timekeeping, starting with Emperor Tenji, who got the ball rolling more than 1,300 years ago, all the way up to CASIO, who're keeping the faith and pushing their tech harder and harder. Nice watch - bit of history, bit of tech, and very pretty images.
There are of course legions of non-Japanese anime fans around the world, but just as many find it quite impenetrable; we recently discovered a robotics-focused promotional piece that seemed yet another difficult example...at first, but then the feature turned out to be a very pleasant surprise.

Editor - September 25, 2016

EVENT: Japan Robot Week 2016
Without any hyperbole, Japan Robot Week is nothing short of amazing, inspiring, and in the truest sense of the word: awesome. This event, held in biennial alternation with the International Robot Exhibition (iREX), focuses primarily on service robotics, including various related technologies and components. Join us!
EVENT IN TOKYO: Disrupting Japan 2nd Anniversary Live Podcast
Next Tuesday in Roppongi, the Disrupting Japan podcast will celebrate its second anniversary with a live show. Great guests, open to the public, conducted in English, includes a Q & A session, this event promises to be one of the best networking opportunities of the year!
JAPANESE ROBOTS: Should Japan Ban Robot Romance?
Emotionally capable machines and/or software are coming soon, but large numbers of young Japanese people developing romantic relationships with them would only compound a persistent and arguably unstoppable demographic emergency.
Top 5 Japanese Tech (and culture) Videos of...Recent Times!
1) Enjoy some of the absolute best parts of a summer in Japan; 2) Bitesize...bite of Akihabara, soundtracked to the Yamanote Line platform departure tune; 3) Poor samurai...Japanese instant noodle makers create the most innovative, weird, entertaining commercials; 4) Getting our hands all up on the CASIO version of the action cam; 5) Robot, yo. Robots filmed with an iPhone, timed to dubstep, yo!
Japanese Summer Festivals: Azabujuban Noryo Matsuri (VIDEO)
Japan's summer festival season is still going strong! Here are some beautiful scenes from the Azabujuban Noryo (cool summer night) Festival and the Roppongi Hills Bon Odori (traditional dancing) Festival. WARNING: This video could make you want to move here...
JOBS IN JAPAN: One of Japan's Oldest Sites Gets New Life
One of the oldest job listing services for foreigners in Japan got a facelift and a jumpstart into the 21st century, which is literally accurate since Jobsinjapan.com actually has been online since the 20th! The new Jobsinjapan.com is a pleasantly simple site that’s super-focused on jobs and job seekers and light on fluff. Nice, nice.
The Real Reason Uber is Failing in Japan (PODCAST)
Uber and, to a lesser extent, Airbnb are failing horribly in Japan...and what makes these companies powerful and transformative in the United States is what ensures they will never really succeed in Japan.
Akihabara Profiled to Yamanote Platform Melody (VIDEO)
We know this, this is why we named our site such! The fact is that Akihabara's world-famous tech and otaku scenes are second to none on planet earth - if you've been before, you want to return, and if you're planning a trip, the Electric Town is an absolute must - watch, you'll see.

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