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    Friday March 4, 2016
  • The History of Video Games Exhibit Arrives in Japan

    "Game On" at the Miraikan from 3/2 - 5/30

    The travelling exhibit known as “Game On” finally made its way to Japan recently to reveal the evoultion of gaming tech (from Pong all the way to the latest VR) via playable games and a few exclusives for the Land of the Rising Fun. Read on to watch a report!

  • Monday February 29, 2016
  • The Best Models, Figures, and Cosplay from Winter Wonder Festival!

    New products from Good Smile, Max Factory, and Nendroid featured

    Wonder Festival is one of Japan’s biggest fan shows for otaku-themed hobbies and figures. The recent winter 2016 installment hit hard with plenty of anime and manga inspired items to peer at, along with a selection of cool cosplayers to admire. Enjoy a 15 min. + reel of highlights after the jump!

     

  • Fun and Games at the Japan Amusement Expo

    New attractions from Sega and Capcom featured

    From crayon-powered battle card games to Tekken 7, Japan’s arcade industry showed off its latest games and fun attractions recently at a new trade show called the Japan Amusement Expo. Get a gander at some of the big highlights after the jump!

  • Saturday January 30, 2016
  • VIDEO: Japan Welcomes Our Robot Overlords at "Pepper World 2016"

    Stores with robot staff set to open in Feb.

    Japanese telecommunications giant SoftBank has big plans for their cute, chatty, humanoid robot Pepper. After the jump, watch a video report on the recent Pepper World Expo, and start preparing for the Rise of the Machines!

  • Saturday December 26, 2015
  • "Pokémon" Getting The Special 2DS Treatment in Japan

    Four different colors to correspond to all four games!

    Japan will finally be getting its hand on the Nintendo 2DS, and in a very special way, as far as Pokémon fans are concerned. Hit the jump to see some very cool-looking systems!

  • Friday December 25, 2015
  • VIDEO: Holiday Season Illuminations Light Up Tokyo

    From blinky little lights to state of the art projection mapping

    Christmas in Tokyo means finger lickin’ good KFC dinners, feeling down if you don’t have a significant other, and… Christmas lights illuminations! Get an eyeful of some of the most impressive seasonal sights and sounds after the jump!

  • Monday December 14, 2015
  • VIDEO: Lifesize Gundam Statue Gets a New Light Show for Winter

    Projection mapping turns Odaiba Gundam into a giant screen

    Christmas in Japan means candy canes, Santa Claus, and… a new version of the projection mapping light show at the world famous life-size Gundam statue! Watch a bedazzling holiday-themed video after the jump!

  • Tuesday December 8, 2015
  • VIDEO: Japan Unleashes the Disaster Rescue Robots

    “Places where humans can’t physically go...that’s where robots come in.”

    It’s easy to make cracks about how the machines will one day rise up and overthrow humanity, but in the meantime, Japan is busily working on helpful robots that could save plenty of lives in dangerous, disastrous situations. Watch a nifty demo video after the jump!

  • Wednesday December 2, 2015
  • VIDEO: Dance, Dance Robot Idol Premaid AI!

    Footage from the International Robot Exhibition 2015

    This week’s International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo got a power-up in the form of Premaid AI, a “robot idol” with an uncanny ability to mime idol music and dance moves. Crack open a glow stick and enjoy the sight of Premaid AI getting’ down after the jump!

  • Saturday November 21, 2015
  • This "Spirited Away" Yakisoba Looks Absolutely Delicious

    Learn to make it on your very own!

    Spirited Away is a memorable film in itself, but it's also got some delicious-looking dishes in it too. That's why this yakisoba based on No-Face is both cute and super yummy. Hit the jump for a look at the dish! 

  • Friday September 25, 2015
  • VIDEO: Inside Danbocchi, Japan's "One Person Studio"

    And of course, there's a mascot character too...

    State of the art Japanese innovation triumphs again as a division of Namco Bandai delivers a cardboard box that doubles as one-person studio for making videos in, singing in, you name it. Watch a thrilling demo video after the jump!

  • Thursday September 17, 2015
  • VIDEO: Enjoy Movies for One with Japan's "Solo Theater"

    Available in October to crowdfunding supporters

    It may just look like a guy laying on the floor with a cardboard box over his head, but the “solo theater” is nothing less than Japan’s latest crowdfunded technological innovation. Enjoy an interview with its inventors and a demonstration below