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LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...
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Is Japan at Risk Losing the Drone War?

TOKYO – Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Experts blame the country’s archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial development. By contrast, the big...
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Taming the African Wild Watermelon

TOKYO – In his 1894 novel Pudd'nhead Wilson, American author Mark Twain wrote of the watermelon: “When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat.” More than a century later, researchers at biofuel and food product maker Euglena Corporation hope to popularize...
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LEDs Rekindle Old World Warmth

TOKYO – LED lighting is fast becoming more than just the wave of the future; it is also helping to revive the past. Marketers at lighting retailer ReUdo hope that Japan’s stubborn love for its ancient traditions will help to spark sales of its decorative low-power...

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Pocket Printing Has Never Been Easier

TOKYO – Leave it to your big brother to bring home the coolest thing on the block. Brother Industries’ new mobile printers literally put the power of a print shop in one’s pocket. The company’s PocketJet series of machines, set to hit the retail market after April,...

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LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...

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LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...

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LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...
Read More

Is Japan at Risk Losing the Drone War?

TOKYO – Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Experts blame the country’s archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial development. By contrast, the big...
Read More

Taming the African Wild Watermelon

TOKYO – In his 1894 novel Pudd'nhead Wilson, American author Mark Twain wrote of the watermelon: “When one has tasted it, he knows what the angels eat.” More than a century later, researchers at biofuel and food product maker Euglena Corporation hope to popularize...
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Hydrogen for Health: the Next Fountain of Youth?

TOKYO – Japan is going crazy over hydrogen, and it’s not just for fueling futuristic cars. A growing number of people think it may be the next fountain of youth. The smallest and most fundamental molecular building block of matter, hydrogen (H2) is a tasteless,...
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One Listing Site to Rule Them All…

TOKYO – While the explosion in e-commerce has made buying and selling goods online remarkably relatively easy in recent years, it has also created a dilemma: how to register a product with more than one retailer without repeating the process manually each time....
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‘Old School’ Coolers Catching On in Japan

TOKYO – ‘Old school’ cooling technology has gotten a reboot in Japan, and proving that the best way to help the masses survive the heat may mean simply scaling up a tried-and-true idea. Portacool Japan has been importing large-scale evaporative coolers for the last...
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Doctors Prescribe the Wearable Chair

TOKYO – Sitting down on the job may actually be the best way to get things done after all. And who’s to argue if the doctor prescribes it? For designers at Yokohama-based machinery firm Nitto, hopes are riding on the notion that physicians really do know best. The...
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Japanese Consumers Are ‘High’ on Cannabis Oil

TOKYO – Despite living in a country with tough marijuana laws, Japanese consumers are nevertheless getting increasingly ‘high’ on cannabis oil. Researchers at Arthur Corporation are hoping that the buzz lasts. From its base in Aomori Prefecture in northern Japan, the...
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Soapless Bathing Coming to a Tub Near You

TOKYO – Advances in the art of getting clean could mean that picking the right bar soap may soon no longer be a problem. In fact, there won’t be any need for soap at all. Such are the hopes of Osaka-based home products maker I Feel Science, which has developed a...
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No Place Like Japan for Wind Power

TOKYO – There is no place like Japan for wind power makers. Thanks to a highly incentivized tariff system and abundant air currents, the country is fast becoming an industry mecca. Some might call it the new "kamikaze"--literally, Divine Wind. For Portland,...
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LEDs Help to Reinvent the Sun Dial

TOKYO (JPN) – If LED technology can reinvent the incandescent light bulb, should it be a surprise if it reinvents the clock, too? Inventors at Japanese consumer tech product maker Epora think the sundial could use a reboot. Its team has created a series of octangular,...

read more

Is Japan at Risk Losing the Drone War?

TOKYO – Japan may be at serious risk of losing out in the international competition for the booming commercial drone market. The main reason? Experts blame the country’s archaic laws that restrict public use and hinder industrial development. By contrast, the big...

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