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To help consumers in Japan beat the summer heat, Sony’s First Flight start-up incubator launched the Reon Pocket, a wearable air conditioner that works in tandem with its v-neck t-shirts that can either be worn on their own or under...
NEC Corp, in cooperation with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), has announced the development of a system to automatically detect microplastics from seawater and sediment samples at high speed by using AI-based image recognition techniques. This...
Otari is a smart mat that boasts an attached screen for streaming live and on-demand classes, plus artificial intelligence to give real-time feedback. The first-of-its-kind smart fitness mat helps people receive customized alignment cues, plus data and analytics on their...
The media in Japan have a history of blowing scandals such as casual drug use or extra-martial affairs way out of proportion. Right or wrong, this social climate can make hiring a spokesmodel for a company’s promotional campaign very tricky...
Hardly a day goes by that we don’t find ourselves stopping into one of Japan’s many convenience stores to grab a bite to eat or something to drink. But while we’ve come to expect tasty onigiri rice balls and tempting...
There are a ton of vending machines in Japan, but we can’t help but feel a little extra excitement when we come across one from beverage maker DyDo. While they’re still mechanical merchants, DyDo’s machines often have a little more...
Massive art competition drew in over 6,000 works of digital art with a prize pool of over $60,000. See the winning works of art in each category. CGTrader, which manages one of the largest 3D art and design communities online,...
One of the most buzzed about developments in online culture in Japan over the past 12 months has been a boom in virtual YouTubers, animated characters operating their own channels, upon which they behave much like their human counterparts. They...
Takram has developed a web-browser-based framework for visualising geographical big data. Three visualisations were created for Media Ambition Tokyo, presenting data on language, air traffic, and population. The framework is designed to achieve both analytical and immersive visual experience through...
A perfect example of Web visualisation is LEDIX. Takram studio, in Japan has created LEDIX, an interactive website that visualises “The Driving Company for the regional future”. What is it?  “The Driving Company for the regional future’” are growing companies that...
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