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See the Wonders of Technology for Free at These 2 Exhibitions in Tokyo

People often associate Japan with advanced technology that has been shaping the world. From gadgets and appliances found at home to infrastructures and robots, just to name a few, Japanese companies continue to create and develop sophisticated and high-technological innovations in the hope that these creations would be of great assistance to humans in their…

A Drone and Robotics Course for High School Students? Only in Japan!

Courses such as the drone and robotics course are specialized fields involving a wide range of knowledge and expertise. They are seen as fairly important programs in the rapidly growing technology industry of Japan. In line with this, a private high school in Japan, Vantan, has recently announced that they will be offering a new…

Meet Gakutensoku and the Birth of the Robot Craze in Japan!

Japan is the land of robots where you are likely to see a variety making sushi, vacuuming, serving tea, greeting guests and even serving as receptionists in some hotels. However, have you ever wondered where it all began? If so, this article will provide a brief introduction to the very first robot in Japan, Gakutensoku,…

7 Interesting Otaku Types You May Meet on Your Travels

Otaku can be loosely termed as “geeks” in the English language. Basically, otakus are people who are obsessed with a certain interest – sometimes to an unhealthy extent. These are some of the common types of otaku you may come across in Japan. 1. Anime/Manga Otaku This type of otaku generally has a large collection…

Meet These 2 Japanese Robots! Are They Cool or Creepy?

Japan is a step ahead when it comes to bringing out the latest advanced technology. The same goes for robotics. Japan has introduced a variety of robots from animal robots, social robots, humanoid entertainment robots and even android robots. Author’s photo Surely you’ve come across the names Robi, Asimo and Pepper. These are well known…

Paro the Baby Seal: The World’s Cutest Therapeutic Robot

The Paro robot is a therapeutic robot that is modeled after a baby harp seal. The Guinness World Record officially recognized Paro as the world’s most therapeutic robot. It is available in white, pink, grey or gold colors. Paro was developed by Takanori Shibata of the Intelligent System Research Institute of the Japan National Institute…

Meet 3 of Japan’s Celebrity Robots!

The world of robotics technology has already come a long way. Japan, as one of the world’s leaders in humanoid robotics, has shown that robots are not only meant to be used as tools to help us people in our daily lives but can also be used to entertain us. Evolving from a simple tool…

Did AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki Marry a Robot?

Well, sort of…It was actually a robot version of Yuki Kashiwagi from AKB48 who married another robot named Frois. The robot made in the image of Yuki was named Yukirin. The Yukirin Robot tokyokinky.com/ The Yukirin robot was developed by an enthusiastic fan and artist, Takayuki Todo who made the robot for his graduation project.…
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