INNOVATION

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…

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…
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