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Have You Seen These 2 Interesting-Looking “Inspection Trains” in Japan?

We have already seen or heard about some trains in Japan that either look different or are equipped with extraordinary facilities. Be it the Panda Train, the Genbi Shinkansen, and whatnot, they are all running to give passengers an unforgettable ride. However, did you know that there are a bunch of trains whose sole purpose…

Did You Know That the World’s Tallest Wooden Skyscraper Will Be Built in Tokyo?

The world’s tallest free-standing tower, Tokyo Skytree, can be found in Japan. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the tallest wooden skyscraper in the world is also proposed to be built in the area. The plan has already been unveiled by Sumitomo Forestry Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that provides a stable supply of…

What Is The “Otaku Coin” and Why Should Anime Fans Be Excited About It?

Are you an anime fan? If so, then you might love the concept of “Otaku Coin” which is scheduled to be released in Japan in the summer of 2018. The anime industry in Japan has been recently declining, and in hopes of preserving it, Tokyo Otaku Mode designed a digital currency that will provide benefits…

What Can This Cute Robotic Dog From Sony Japan Do?

2018 is considered to be the “Year of the Dog,” and coincidentally, it’s also the year that Sony Corporation decided to release the new version of their Artificial Intelligence Robot dog, or “aibo,” after going on hiatus in 2006. aibo is said to be the most sophisticated product to be introduced in the robotics market…

Want to Be Among the First Few to Ride Japan’s Newest Bullet Train? Here’s How!

Did you know that Japanese bullet trains (Shinkansen) go on trial runs before becoming fully operational? Usually, it takes a lot of time to develop a bullet train and there are a lot of demonstrations that include quality checks, speed tests, and more. What if someone gave you an opportunity to participate in a maglev…

Should Japan’s Water-Saving Toilet-Sink Combo Be Adopted by Other Countries?

Topics that deal with environmental issues have been rampant these past few years as people become more aware of their surroundings. Global warming, in particular, is a concern that is shared all over the world. As environmental awareness heightens, people are more conscious of conserving our resources such as water. As expected, Japan is at…

Udon Electricity: Could Japanese Noodles Become the World’s Future Energy Source?

From the time that civilizations have discovered the use of electricity, the energy consumption level all over the world has constantly increased. With the way we are currently using our energy sources, it is only a matter of time before they run out. Because of this concern, countries are trying to come up with alternative…

Progressing in the Digital Age: All About Bitcoins and Japan’s Take on It

In this fast-paced digital world that we live in where people grow impatient at the ticking of seconds between stoplights or the time lag from website to website, people are also growing frustrated with how rough banking systems are. You pay online for an item, but you can’t do it with a simple click. You…

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…
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