Blind boy thanks Nintendo for making a video game just for him

Despite having the unfortunate handicap of being blind, a fifth-grader in Japan sent a letter to Nintendo thanking them for making the video game series “Rhythm Heaven,” allowing him to play video games.

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Robots are a match for Japan's best volleyball players

Japan has turned to a team of robotic players to help its best volleyball players improve elements of their game. The automatic blockers mimic the actions of real players, helping the human players to hone their skills.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/14/robots-are-match-for-japans-best-volleyball-players.html

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Japan has plans to drill through the earth's crust and reach the mantle

Scientists at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) are planning to be the first group in history to successfully drill down into Earth’s mantle. Here is what they are proposing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/11/japan-has-plans-to-drill-through-earths-crust-and-reach-mantle.html

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US Navy destroyer tests new defense system, takes out ballistic missile

The U.S. and Japan successfully completed a ballistic missile intercept in a spectacular test off the west coast of Hawaii last week.

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Smartphone gold: Tokyo to tap recycled gadgets for Olympic medals

While the worldwide afterglow of this year’s Rio Olympics continues, officials in Japan, home to the 2020 games, unveiled an ambitious plan. They will harvest gold, silver and copper from castoff smartphones and consumer electronics for competitors’ medals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/23/smartphone-gold-tokyo-to-tap-recycled-gadgets-for-olympic-medals.html

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Nintendo's first iOS app, Miitomo, launching in US on Thursday

Article Image Following a successful launch in Japan, Nintendo’s first smartphone-only app — Miitomo — will come to Apple’s iOS App Store in U.S. and several other countries this Thursday, March 31.

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Japan Apple Stores roll out iPhone screen protector installation service

Article Image Apple Stores in Japan are now offering screen protector installations using dedicated TrueClear Pro machines made by Belkin, with prices ranging from 2,180 yen to 4,280 yen (about $19 to $37) depending on material and size.

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Farm run by robots will churn out 30K heads of lettuce a day

“Robot-obsessed Japan” is how Phys.org describes a country bent on automation, and its latest agricultural efforts seem to back that claim up.

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Rumor: Apple testing dual-lens camera modules from Largan, others for future iPhones

Article Image Taiwan’s Largan Technology and camera lens makers in China and Japan have sent dual-lens camera samples to Apple for testing, aiming for inclusion in Apple’s next Plus-sized iPhone, a report claimed on Tuesday.

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Japan unveils stealth plane, may combine with next-gen jet

Japan unveiled its first homemade stealth plane Thursday as it tries to catch up on the technology and enhance its reconnaissance and intelligence capabilities as China expands its own military presence in the region.

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Rumor: Apple again said to use OLED display for 'iPhone 8' in 2018

Article Image Yet another report from Japan claims that Apple is planning to jump to OLED panel displays for its iPhone lineup starting in 2018, using the same display technology found in the Apple Watch.

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Japan's major architecture, engineering firms going "all iPad" in support of Apple, Inc. iOS enterprise push

Article Image Apple’s mobile enterprise ambitions are beginning to shift the market in Japan, where large architecture, engineering, construction and operations firms have already moved to standardize on iOS and iPads for their enterprise tablets.

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Forget museums, train services are now banning the selfie stick

While temples and shrines are an obvious draw for tourists hitting Japan, the nation’s iconic bullet train also gets its fair share of attention.

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Rumor: Chinese, Japanese launches of 'iPhone 6s' may wait until Sept. 25

Both Japan and China may only get Apple’s next-generation iPhones on Sept. 25, a week after they’re commonly expected to ship in the U.S. and several other countries, a report said on Tuesday.

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Japan introduces Cat Street View because the world needs to know

In a country as feline obsessed as Japan, it was only a matter of time before the people demanded to see the world from a cat’s perspective.

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Apple supplier Japan Display alludes to increased iPhone orders ahead of Sept. 9 event

Japan Display CEO Mitsuru Homma dropped some clues regarding Apple’s upcoming iPhone release on Thursday, saying his company’s biggest client, widely thought to be Apple, is increasing orders despite a soft Chinese market.

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Netflix launches in Japan, though it's doing things a little differently there

With a solid Internet infrastructure and a population of 127 million, launching in Japan is a big deal for Netflix.

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Apple, IBM Bring Tech to the Rescue for Japan's Seniors


Apple and IBM last week announced an initiative with Japan Post Group to provide seniors in Japan with iPads preloaded with apps and analytics designed to improve their quality of life. Japan Post Group will launch a pilot service later this year and gradually expand it to cover 4-5 million customers by 2020. This is one of several undertakings to deal with aging in Japan. Twenty-five percent of the country’s population, 35 million people, are seniors. That percentage is expected to increase to 40 percent within the next 40 years.

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