Category: Tech

Japan to Launch Cargo Ship into Space

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is getting ready to launch it’s first unmanned spacecraft. The HTV-1 cargo ship is expected to launched to the International Space Station and controlled from the Tanegashima Space Centre where the Kizuna communications satellite was launched early last year. Japan’s...

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Japanese man builds Giant Robot Beetle

Ibaraki Prefecture in Japan is known as the birthplace of natto, many castle ruins, lakes and martial arts. Recently there is something else that Ibaraki will be known for, a Giant Robotic Rhinocerous Beetle! code named “Kabutom RX-03” The giant “kabuto-mushi” took 11 years to...

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Firefox 3.5 Released – Upgraded Yet?

Firefox 3.5 was released with a long list of new features, functions, updates and tweaks. I’ve been taking the new version for a spin for the past day and I love it so far. The upgrade process was nice and easy but a few plugins...

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i-Real Personal Mobility Vehicle by Toyota

Japan keeps coming up with more and more exotic uses for technology, but what might seem strange and almost humorous now might be something massive in the future. Take the i-Real from Toyota as an example, two years ago it was revealed to the world...

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I Like searching with Bing – Here is why

Bing is the new internet search engine from Microsoft, it replaces Live Search, MSN search and Windows Live Search to become their only web search engine offering. Internet addicts and tech news geeks should be aware of the arrival of Bing in early June but...

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Lunar Orbiter Kaguya’s Mission ends

Japan’s Kaguya probe was launched in late 2007. It’s official name was Selenological and Engineering Explorer (SELENE) and it was produced by the the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the aim of studying the origins and geologic evolution of the moon as well as...

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Meet Japan’s E5 Series Shinkansen

Come Spring 2011 Japan will add another Shinkansen model to it’s already impressive lineup. The E5 Series Shinkansen will be put to work by JR East and run from Tokyo to Shin-Aomori in just over 3 hours eventually reaching speeds of 320 kilometers per hour....

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America’s F-22 not going to Japan’s Airforce

For many years now I have had a F-22 Raptor obsession, I would buy one if I had the money and I screamed like Japanese schoolgirl when I saw F-22s in the Transformers movie. I blogged a long while back that America was refusing to...

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Android Teaches Class in Japan

Can you imagine one day showing up at school only to find out that your teacher for that day would be an experimental humanoid robot? Well that’s exactly what happened to a group of kids at a school in Tokyo recently when “SAYA”, a robot ...

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Japan’s Shinkansen – The Bullet Train

The BBC’s website has been a very important resource for me over the years for not only news related to Japan but through some interesting features, photo galleries and more recently videos I have been exposed to many things I couldn’t read in a book...

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