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    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!

  • 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!

  • 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!