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Japan’s Maglev Breaks World Speed Record

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Central Japan Railway’s train breaks its own speed record, hitting 600 km/h.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Event, Global Politics, Interviews, Japan, Supercomputing Frontiers 2015

Satoshi Matsuoka Interview on state of Japan’s HPC Market

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VR World chats with Satoshi Matsuoka to understand what is going on in the HPC space land of the rising sun.

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Gaming, Global Politics, Japan

Xbox One Flops in Japan, But the PS Vita Can Save It

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The PS Vita is still massively popular, while the Xbox One is struggling to keep its sales up… wait, what?

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, VR World

Taiwan is on Google Play’s Top-Five Market List

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Taiwan is one of Google Play’s top five markets.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Robots: Japan’s Future Elderly Care Workers

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Elderly care is no small issue in Japan. In fact, it may be perhaps one of the most important driving points in the future of Japanese robotics research.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Japan’s Magnificent Electronic Dictionary

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Even today the Japanese still love their electronic dictionaries, and it’s not just because they love antique gadgets.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Joint Japanese Research Reveal New Breakthrough for Spintronics

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A collaborative research project between Touhoku University and JST reveals the data retention and energy production potential of spintronics via surface plasmon resonance.

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VR World

Sony Freezes Planned Chinese Release of PlayStation 4

Sony Delays PlayStation 4 Release in China

Sony has indefinitely suspended plans to begin selling the PlayStation 4 in China in a blow to company’s struggling business.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Japanese Comics May Finally Go Completely Digital

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Major Japanese comic book publisher Kodansha has finally made way for the digitization of all of its monthly comic publications and magazines.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Tofu Linear Accelerator Leaves Puddles of White Chaos

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Here’s one weird Japanese invention that you may not want to mess with… literally.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Smartphones Beat Tablets in Japan?

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A small survey may reveal that tablets may not be used as often in Japan as perceived to be.

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VR World

VAIO Enters The Smartphone Realm With Upcoming Model

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VAIO announces its plans to launch its own smartphone model, which is scheduled to be released in January next year.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

Two-Year Olds Dominate Japan’s Young Smartphone Users, According to Survey

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Young children using tablets and smartphones has been a long standing issue today, and Japan is no exception to this.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

NTT Gets Closer to Technopathy With New Brain-Machine Interface

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NTT takes mankind a few steps further towards the path to becoming a technopathic race with its new tech concept.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan

What McAfee Has to Say About Japan’s Mobile Security Problem

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Japan incurred huge financial losses due to phone security issues this year. What does McAfee has to say about this?

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VR World

Robert ‘Robby’ Swinnen Takes The Helm At Intel Asia-Pacific And Japan

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Intel’s Robert Swinnen will be responsible for the vendor’s growth in Asia-Pacific and Japan.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, Virtual Reality (VR)

Oculus Rift Brings Life to Anime-Based Glider

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The Möwe Flight Simulator is an Oculus Rift app that lets you fly the virtual skies a la Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, Technology Security, VR World

One Fifth of Japanese Have Lost a Smartphone, According to Survey

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A small sample research done by Lookout Inc. Japan reveals that at least one out of five people in Japan have experienced losing their smartphones.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, VR World

Top Five Weird and Wacky Japanese Gadgets

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Japan has a never-ending list of weird and wacky electronic gadgets and items, and we’re picking five of the latest of these unusual oriental inventions.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Global Politics, Japan, VR World

This Robot Will Stare at Your Very Soul

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This robot will look at you, and will keep staring at you no matter where you go.

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