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    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

  • Monday January 26, 2015
  • VIDEO: Japan Holds First Drone Racing Event

    Japan Drone Championship held 1/25 near Akihabara

    Owning remote controlled robotic aircraft is not yet common in Japan, but it probably will be eventually, as events like the Japan Drone Championship are shaping up to become a new form of gaming for gearheads. Watch a video report after the jump!

  • Friday January 16, 2015
  • VIDEO: High-Tech Highlights from Wearable Expo 2015

    Held Jan 15-16 at Tokyo Big Sight

    The future of Google Glass may be in doubt, but the race for wearable tech gold continues in Japan! Wearable Expo is a new trade show in Japan that spotlights futuristic devices like head-mounted displays even gizmos for our pets! Get a look via a vidoe report after the jump!

  • Friday December 12, 2014
  • VIDEO: 'Tis the Season for Tokyo Sky Tree Town Projection Mapping

    On display from Dec. 12-25

    Nobody overkills Christmas quite like Japan, and new high-tech “projection mapping” is putting yet another dazzling weapon in the Xmas arsenal. Get a peek at an eye-popping  Tokyo tribute to Santa after the jump!

  • Friday October 24, 2014
  • VIDEO: High-Tech Highlights from Japan's Digital Contents Expo

    Event held 10/23 - 10/26 in Odaiba

    Japan’s inventors and innovators showed off a bunch of cool stuff at the recent Digital Contents Expo including the latest twists on augmented reality, robotics, and playing “doctor” with anime characters. Check out a report after the jump!

  • Thursday October 23, 2014
  • VIDEO: Japan's Real-Life Transforming Autobot

    Decepticons could not be reached for comment

    “Robots in disguise” take a big step forward to becoming a reality with the debut of a new robot prototype in Japan that can transform from bi-pedal human form to action-ready automobile. Watch a demo video after the jump!

  • Thursday October 16, 2014
  • VIDEO: A Visit to Japan Robot Week

    Event runs from Oct/15 - Oct/17 at Tokyo Big Site

    Mechanical marvels of all shapes and sizes are gathering in Tokyo now for the event known as Japan Robot Week. Get a sneak peek at the our future high tech overlords after the jump!

  • Wednesday October 15, 2014
  • VIDEO: Behold! Japan's Coffee Making Robot Appears

    Japan Robot Week runs from Oct/15 - Oct/17

    "The Rise of the Machines" continues apace in Japan as Kawada Industries unveils a humanoid robot that serves piping hot coffee to folks attending the Japan Robot Week event. Watch a report after the jump!

  • Sunday September 21, 2014
  • VIDEO: Celebrities, Robots, Rally for iPhone 6 Launch in Japan

    Features cameos from Ken Watanabe, Denpagumi.Inc

    The much anticipated iPhone 6 went on sale in Japan on September 6, and the city of Tokyo came together to celebrate via multiple special events featuring actors, idols, and zany costumed line-waiters. Watch a star-studded report featuring highlights after the jump!

  • Monday December 16, 2013
  • VIDEO: Cars of the Future at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

    Tron wants his light cycle back...

    The Tokyo Motor Show may have wrapped up a few weeks ago, but DigInfo has now seen fit to release their impressive video footage of Toyota’s impossibly futuristic-looking, and mood-driven, “concept cars”. Get a look after the jump!



  • Sunday November 24, 2013
  • DIY “Maker Faire Tokyo 2013” Report

    Held in Japan from Nov. 3-4

    Maker Faire Tokyo 2013 was a celebration of ingenuous do-it-yourself tech that included robot bands, 3D printing creations, and other marvels. YATTAR JAPAN brings us a report, with pics and vids, after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 19, 2013
  • VIDEO: New Physics Engine Does Wonders for Miku's Hair, Skirt

    Meet the Directable Physics Engine

    Geniuses in Japan have come up with a new program that adds realism to the hair and clothing found on computer characters. Watch a demo video that showcases a new dimension in Miku’s “Ahoge” and “impenetrable skirt”, after the jump!

  • Tuesday November 12, 2013
  • VIDEO: Japan Invents Interactive Light Up Cloth

    Made of diffusive optic fibers

    The future of Japanese fashion looks bright and colorful as scientists have cooked up interactive light-up fabric from optic fibers. Watch the impressive demo, complete with lots of blinky lights, after the jump!

  • Saturday November 2, 2013
  • VIDEO: Water Touchscreen Display Lets You Shoot Fireballs in the Bath

    AquaTop display powered by Kinect

    Rub-A-Dub-Dub… an interactive multiscreen display in the tub! Japan’s Koike Lab is developing new tech that effectively allows you to soak your bones and play games in a giant watery touchscreen. Watch the amazing demo for AquaTop after the jump!