Tagged: japan

Japan: Robot Nation

Japan: Robot Nation is a very interesting video (25 minutes long) I would like to invite my readers to watch. It speaks of Japan’s population problems that will only get worse in the coming decades, the Japanese acceptance of robots as a solution to he...

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Hello Kitty Hospital in Taiwan

Japan’s obsession with cute, brightly coloured characters is well known. Characters like Pikachu, Doraemon and especially Hello Kitty enjoy iconic status in Japan. The Hello Kitty craze has now spread to neighboring Taiwan with the opening of a 30-bed Hau Sheng Hospital in Yuanlin in...

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Honda’s Robo-Legs – Futuristic Walking Assist Device

Honda recently revealed an interesting piece of technology. The device is a robotic exoskeleton that is worn like shoes to support the body and protect the joints while moving around and doing repetitive tasks like what workers might do daily in factories. Honda developed the...

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Tokyo 2016 Olympic bid

The 2008 Olympic held in Beijing China was a spectacular once in a lifetime experience but as the games move unto London in 2012 the process for selecting to host country for the games in 2016 is already underway. The four cities shortlisted earlier this...

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Aalawi – Jamaican Jerk Restaurant in Japan

The Tokyo Food File feature in the Japan Times has a great new feature on a Jamaican Restaurant own by a Japanese man in Ebisu, a section of Japan’s capital city Tokyo. Very well written and interesting article, yet another place for me to visit...

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Kingston Cafe – Sendai Japan

I made a post recently about a Jamaican store I spotted while watching a Japan themed episode of Top Gear and at the end of that post I made request to readers of my blog who are in Japan to snap pictures of any other...

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Jamaican Store in Tokyo spotted in Top Gear episode

Fellow otaku and Japan blogger Louis from xorsyst.com made a post called bullet train vs car a few days ago that caught. It was about a special episode of popular British car enthusiast television series Top Gear and a special show they shot in Japan...

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2008 G8 Summit in Toyako Japan

Each year the leaders of the world leading industrialized nations meet. The countries that make up the Group of Eight are France, United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy and Canada. Various other leaders of developing countries are also invited to partially participate in...

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No Surprise, Japan is one of the safest countries in the World

The Global Peace Index or GPI is a yearly ranking of countries via various peace indicators. The list is compiled by Visionofhumanity.org and ranks grades countries on everything from yearly murder rate to relations with neighboring countries and even military expenditure as a percentage of...

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One Love Jamaica Festival 2008 – Yoyogi Park, Tokyo

From the pictures and write up in the Jamaica Observer last year’s One Love Jamaica festival was a success. While browsing through a few Japan related blogs I realized that it was time again for the One Love Jamaica festival this year and it was...

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