Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

The first decade of the formerly new millennium is over. I'd like to take this opportunity to wish my supporters, blog readers, theirs friends and their families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. This Christmas will be a lot less materialistic for me but I look forward to spending some quality time with my own friends and family. Looking back at … Continue reading Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

Honda debuts Solar-powered charging station

The basic gas station hasn't evolved much in the last 80 years or so. The rise of fossil fuels over the last century has made them a regular sight on the roads, but with the world's gas resources rapidly diminishing it has led to various initiatives to find a replacement for gasoline. Motor vehicles worldwide account for a massive chunk of … Continue reading Honda debuts Solar-powered charging station

Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Aomori Prefecture is at the northern tip of HonshÅ«, Japan's main island and is now home to two brand new train stations and fully connected to the country's high speed rail network. The Tohoku Shinkansen Line has expanded to Shin-Aomori Station which now connects it to Japan's capital Tokyo along 713.7-kilometers of track. The trip from … Continue reading Tohoku Shinkansen Links Tokyo with Aomori

Pedestrian Zone in Akihabara to Reopen

Akihabara is a sacred place for otaku and technophiles. Massive department stores stocked with electronics, maid cafes, street performances, video game stores, dozens of shops offering anime merchandise etc. It's a place I have always dreamed of visiting and will be the main stop for a day or two (or three?) when I get to Japan in … Continue reading Pedestrian Zone in Akihabara to Reopen

JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus

It's been six months since the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) launched the Akatsuki probe the Tanegashima spaceport in Kagoshima Prefecture. The spacecraft which is roughly the size of a fridge has reached its destination and after solving a slight tragetory problem has successfully entered orbit around Venus the second planet from the Sun and … Continue reading JAXA’s Akatsuki Probe reaches Venus