Frail old man's tats go viral on Facebook, exposing a fugitive yakuza boss

A Japanese yakuza boss who’s been a fugitive since allegedly committing a 2003 murder was done in by his extensive tattoos.

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Robots will be 100 times smarter than humans in 30 years, tech exec says

The Japanese tech exec thinks robots will not just outsmart humans, but will have an IQ of 10,000 in the next 30 years.

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Zero gravity, fully cute: New Japanese drone in space

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency has released the first set of images and videos taken by its debut zero-gravity camera drone or “Int-Ball,” the cute orb of a drone, will optimize communication between crew in space and on Earth.

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Japanese arcade pioneer and 'Father of Pac-Man' has died

Masaya Nakamura, the “Father of Pac-Man” who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91.

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The Old Man and the Tsunami: A Security Story


There’s a folk-story that all Japanese schoolchildren learn about an old man who lives in a village by the sea. One day, an earthquake hits. He’s the only person in the village to realize that a tsunami will soon follow. He hurries to the nearby mountainside where the rice for the village is grown and sets the entire harvest aflame. All of the villagers race to the mountainside to deal with the conflagration — their rice is their most precious resource. That’s where they are — angry, but safely on higher ground — when the tsunami destroys the village.

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Messaging app Line soars in year's largest tech IPO

Line, operator of a Japanese messaging app popular in several Asian countries, soared in its debut on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday morning after completing the largest public offering of any tech company this year.

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'Origami-inspired' car is made out of cardboard

Japanese carmaker Lexus has created a life-sized replica of its IS sedan from 1,700 laser-cut cardboard sheets.


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How Japanese tea culture influenced Steve Jobs and Apple

Article Image A recent post on asia-centric blog Matcha Tea investigates the sway Japanese culture had over Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, and how that country’s meditations on aesthetic beauty, mindfulness and life influenced what has become one of the world’s largest companies.

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Apple suppliers Sharp, Foxconn in talks for LCD partnership – report

Japanese supplier Sharp is negotiating with Hon Hai Precision Industry — better known as Foxconn — on a deal that would see the former spin off its display panel business to create a new joint venture, according to a Monday report.

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Nintendo President Satoru Iwata dies at age 55

Satoru Iwata, who led Japanese video game company Nintendo Co. through years of growth with its Pokemon and Super Mario franchises, died July 11 of a bile duct tumor, the company said Monday. He was 55.

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Mathematicians mourn the end of this special Japanese chalk

When the 80-year-old Japanese company that produces Hagoromo Fulltouch chalk went out of business this past spring, mathematicians took to social media to pay their respects and their wallets to buy as much of the chalk as they could—15 years’ worth in the case of one professor.

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Apple eyeing first-ever bond offering in Japanese yen worth $1.62 billion

Apple could issue 200 billion yen, or $1.62 billion U.S., in Japanese bonds as soon as June, marking its first ever debt sale in the country, a report said on Tuesday.



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SEGA to withdraw older, substandard iOS games in spring cleaning

Japanese games maker SEGA on Friday said it will soon cull a number of back catalog titles from Apple’s iOS App Store in an effort to maintain a level of consistency across its software lineup.



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