How up would you be for buying a Toyota Prius convertible? That was one of the primary under the radar surprises Toyota showcased at the recent Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the Aqua Air concept.
Japan officially began drawing power from a 2-megawatt floating wind turbine off its southwestern coast on Monday, the first of two floating turbine test projects that the country hopes could prove to be a significant source of energy in the post-earthquake/tsunami era.
Nissan in Japan has embarked upon an ambitious new car sharing service said to be that nation’s first with ultra-compact electric vehicles. The auto company has teamed up with the city of Yokohama in this service, focused upon the downtown core area and what such an offering can do to help ease congestion.
It’s been a long weekend, and you might have what I call a vacation hangover. If you’re feeling a little foggy, you might assume you read that headlines wrong, but you didn’t.
By exploiting the full computational power of the Japanese supercomputer, K computer, researchers from the RIKEN HPCI Program for Computational Life Sciences, the Okinawa Institute of Technology Graduate University (OIST) in Japan and Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have carried out the largest general neuronal network simulation to date.
Some time back, we reported on TGD that the teaser posters for Wolverine were getting stolen all over Los Angeles, and it does indeed have a very arresting image, done in Japanese sumi ink style, because the story takes place in the far east. Now that the movie is coming out this Friday, what’s the word from the critics?
Japanese scientists claim to have found the lost city of Atlantis the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, at least if you believe the Japanese media.
Japanese authorities are approaching ISPs in a bid to get them to switch off the Tor network.
In the aftermath of the Boston marathon bombings, Google has deployed its Person Finder tool which combs available records to track down friends or family in the wake of disaster.
SIM-Drive in Japan, a coalition of 34 different companies tasked with creating a Japanese, all-electric prototype vehicle, announced recently it was now on the third iteration of its vision.
An analysis of X-ray observations from the Japan-led Suzaku satellite indicates that an exploding star observed in 1604 by the German astronomer Johannes Kepler held a greater fraction of heavy elements than the sun.
As public lavatories - wazzeria - have become hi-tech, it appears that they have become a target for criminals to point at.
Tepco, the operator of the ill-fated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant might have found the culprit responsible for the plant’s partial meltdown and it has four legs and a wiggly tail.
A market research firm said Japan is set to overtake both Japan and the USA in the installation of photovoltaic (PV) capacity.
Sony's announced a price cut for the PS Vita in Japan, raising hopes of a similar move in other countries.
Once upon a time, in a gaming galaxy far, far away, Sega had some of the most desirable systems on the market. That is before the Japanese-based company gracefully bowed out and left the lucrative console space to the likes of Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
It’s probably been a while since you’ve thought about the Fukushima nuclear disaster that rocked Japan, and international headlines, in 2011.
Japan has long been a favorite destination for those interested in seeing or buying bizarre gadgets.
The 2011 earthquake and tsunami that crippled TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant may be a distant memory to those of us in the US, but the consequences of that disaster are a daily reality for the Japanese.
The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Tokai) has unveiled plans for a maglev train that can hit 310 miles per hour.