INNOVATION

Garments Made From Japanese Rice Wine Is Now a Thing in Japan! Check It Out!

Nowadays, fashion models just don’t walk the ramp with clothes made from common fabrics such as nylon, cotton, and silk. New fashion trends have been rising and many clothes are now made from newspapers and other unique materials! In Japan, there is a new line of innerwear that has become the talk of the town…

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A New and Improved Japanese Bullet Train Is in the Works

If you’ve ever lived or been to Japan, then you’ve definitely heard of, or even ridden, a Shinkansen or bullet train. The Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) officially announced that they are working on a new-generation bullet train – the Chuo Shinkansen. Find out about it here! Chuo Shinkansen jp.fotolia.com/ The Chuo Shinkansen is…

Meet The Murata Robot, An Innovative Solution for A Smarter Japan!

Have you ever seen Murata Robots before? You may well have come across them on news or advertisements. They are small robots which have been developed by the Murata Company. This company is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and supply of advanced electronic materials. The first robots were launched in 2005 and are…

Find Out About This Amazing ‘Floating Bonsai’ Created in Japan!

You are probably familiar with the cute Japanese art form called “bonsai,” but are you familiar with the so-called art project “Air Bonsai?” This project allows people to create their own ‘floating star’ by growing and nurturing it. It was made by a small company called “Hoshinchu” in Kyushu, Japan. It doesn’t only treasure the…

Will These New Self-Driving Shuttle Buses Help the Elderly in Japan’s Rural Areas?

The population in Japan is, no doubt, continuously shrinking. This is especially true in rural communities, where most young people are leaving in search for jobs in the bigger cities. The population decline in these places has also led to the decline of public transportation. Therefore, it is becoming more difficult for the elderly to…

“Yuna-Chan”: The New Project Helping Revive Fukushima Prefecture

It has been six years since the devastating tsunami hit the seacoast of Fukushima Prefecture. These past years, more and more towns in the coastal area of Fukushima are getting back on their feet and starting to rebuild their lives again. One of these areas is Minamisoma City, a town located in the northern part…

Have your Sushi Wheeled to your Doorstep by a Robot in Japan!

Robots doing humans’ work may sound strange or unrealistic, but it’s nothing new in Japan. It started with a robot hotel in Nagasaki which uses robots to deliver luggage to guests’ rooms. ZMP Inc., a robotics company in Tokyo, has introduced its newly-invented sushi delivery robot, which is capable of delivering food orders to the…

Eliminating Mosquitoes Is Now Easy-Peasy With This New Japanese Device!

Japan’s scorching summer season is marked by high humidity and annoying insects. It also seems like mosquitoes go on a biting spree during this time which makes the season less enjoyable. But don’t let this get you down as there are actually several ways to avoid or get rid of these pests. Thanks to “Thanko,”…

Can Robots Make Things More Convenient for Travelers at Train Stations in Japan?

Robot technology is nothing new in Japan and there are many different types of robots that are used by several companies in order to survive. The Japanese society is highly supported by these technological advancements. In order to move towards a more technologically advanced future, JR East (East Japan Railway) is actually going to operate…

You Can Now Stay Connected in the Air With JAL’s Free In-Flight Internet Service!

Japan Airlines (JAL) is the second largest airlines in Japan. It first introduced in-flight Wi-Fi in 2014 and has since then equipped its domestic aircraft with the service. This in-flight connectivity service allows passengers to stay connected onboard, which is considered convenient and the latest travel style. Let’s find out more about it! The Wi-Fi…
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