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Japanese inn with "self-driving" robotic slippers and other autonomous amenities

Japanese inn with "self-driving" robotic slippers and other autonomous amenities

Nissan, to show off its autonomous parking tech, outfitted an inn in Hakone, Japan with "self-parking slippers," autonomous floor cushions that tidy themselves, and a TV remote control that
Trump Threatens New Trade Penalties, but It Could Be a Hard Bargain

Trump Threatens New Trade Penalties, but It Could Be a Hard Bargain

The White House had already taken action to impose tariffs on imported washing machines before President Trump raised the possibility of a “reciprocal tax” on trading partners.
The First Doping Case of the 2018 Winter Olympics Sees a Japanese Speed Skater Suspended

The First Doping Case of the 2018 Winter Olympics Sees a Japanese Speed Skater Suspended

Kei Saito, who has not raced in any event, denied intentionally doping and said he was "extremely shocked" by the results
Coincheck users are suing to get their money off the hacked cryptocurrency exchange

Coincheck users are suing to get their money off the hacked cryptocurrency exchange

The fallout from the year’s biggest cryptocurrency hack to date continues. On Monday, Reuters reported that 10 traders who used the Tokyo-based exchange Coincheck are preparing to file a lawsuit with
The Folks Who Protest Valentine's Day In Japan

The Folks Who Protest Valentine's Day In Japan

On Valentine’s Day in Japan, women traditionally give men chocolate. Each year, a group of protesters gathers to march, carrying signs that read “Pulverize Valentine’s Day” and “Making out in public
Recreating Monster Hunter: World Food Is A Delicious Idea

Recreating Monster Hunter: World Food Is A Delicious Idea

Why just look at the food in Monster Hunter when you can make it in real life? Just look at how the real deal compares to the in-game version. Read more...
I Hunted Down Tokyo's Best Car-Spotting Locations In A 600 HP Aston Martin

I Hunted Down Tokyo's Best Car-Spotting Locations In A 600 HP Aston Martin

“Where can I see some cool cars without having to go to Daikoku PA or Tatsumi PA”? That’s the question I get most frequently from people wanting to get a glimpse of the best cars Tokyo has to offer.

The dangerous economics of racial resentment during World War II

Just before 8 am on December 7, 1941, two waves of Japanese planes pierced the sky over Pearl Harbor, raining bombs on the US naval…
The Blinged-Out Work Trucks of Japan Photographed by Todd Antony

The Blinged-Out Work Trucks of Japan Photographed by Todd Antony

For more than 40 years Japanese truck drivers have been piling on lights, patterned fabrics, and other over-the-top adornments to their work trucks, creating moving masterpieces covered in LEDs. This
Japan Box Office: ‘Tonight’ Takes Top Spot at Holiday Weekend

Japan Box Office: ‘Tonight’ Takes Top Spot at Holiday Weekend

“Tonight. At the Movies,” Hideki Takeuchi’s fantasy romance about a princess in a black-and-white movie who steps out of the screen into the life of a wannabe director, bowed atop the Japanese box
Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear
Sumo wrestler goes viral with a slapstick ‘Salt Bae’ move

Sumo wrestler goes viral with a slapstick ‘Salt Bae’ move

The video has the Japanese internet rolling. The post Sumo wrestler goes viral with a slapstick ‘Salt Bae’ move appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometers above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear
Olympic Statues Dubbed "The Penis-Men" Are Huge on Japanese Twitter

Olympic Statues Dubbed "The Penis-Men" Are Huge on Japanese Twitter

They are officially titled the "Bullet-Men" but let's be serious. It's not a very long jump from one to the other.
Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is single, so woo him with Winnie the Pooh plush toys

Japanese figure skater Yuzuru Hanyu is single, so woo him with Winnie the Pooh plush toys

Yuzuru Hanyu, Japanese figure skater and 2014 Winter Olympics gold medalist, is set to return to the ice in the upcoming men’s…
Capcom Says Bringing Monster Hunter: World To Nintendo Switch Would Be "Difficult"

Capcom Says Bringing Monster Hunter: World To Nintendo Switch Would Be "Difficult"

Monster Hunter: World is a smash hit. But the game is currently only playable on the PS4 and Xbox One. Wouldn’t it be great to play it on a system you could carry around? You know, like the Nintendo

Steins; Gate Elite, which was slated for March 15 in Japan, has been delayed.

Steins; Gate Elite, which was slated for March 15 in Japan, has been delayed. The game’s Japanese release date is now simply “2018.” The reason for the delay is to “further improve quality.” Steins;

Japanese Watchdog Warns Crypto Firm Over Unlicensed Operation

Japan's financial regulator has issued a warning to a foreign cryptocurrency service firm that allegedly offers unlicensed financial instruments.
Buy: Roland Kiyola Piano

Buy: Roland Kiyola Piano

Equal parts luxuriant oak furniture and technically-advanced musical keyboard, the Roland Kiyola Piano is a MoMA Design Store exclusive. Handcrafted in Japan by furniture-maker Karimoku, the
Little Girl in Okinawa

Little Girl in Okinawa

A Quick Edit of a Drone Photo Here’s a video I made showing an edit of a drone photo from Waiheke. I edited it using Aurora HDR 2018 and you can see a few little tricks in the video below! Daily Photo