Where will the next one go? ABOUT twice a year, Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO), Japan’s largest utility, invites foreign journalists inside the hulking corpse of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, which it runs. Three years after...Show More Summary
After finally escaping the huge urban sprawl that is Tokyo and its surrounding areas, the rural landscape one is greeted with really isn’t much prettier. Ramshackle, corrugated homes dot the horizon, and more populated areas are a mass of gaudy pachinko parlours and big box stores. Even the ever-present rice fields aren’t appealing, at least […]
The Tokyo District Court has ruled in favor of Nikon in a patent infringement case brought against Sigma. The lawsuit, filed in 2011 and settled last month alleged that six of Sigma's interchangeable lenses infringed on certain Nikon patents relating to VR (vibration reduction) technology. Click through for more details.
Last year Teen Daze put out the appropriately named album Glacier, a collection of glistening ambient electronic cuts. And now he’ll release a new EP this month titled Paradiso. “Tokyo Winter,” the sprawling, nearly-eight-minute closer, begins in underwater ambience but quickly grows into a beat and synth heavy journey. Listen and download below. Teen Daze [...]
This amazing wooden bicycle was completely hand-crafted by Yojiro Oshima, a design student at the Craft&Industrial Department at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. The wooden bike features a sculptural wooden frame that softens the ride while retaining
The shows are building up! Tokyo Raven was full of drama and promises plenty of action in the next episode, as does Nobunagun. Samurai Flamenco had a slice of life/character episode, which introduced us to Goto’s personal problems. Hamatora focused on Three this week, and Nobunaga the The Fool had some action and exposition. Tokyo Raven ep […]
Gunma Prefecture is a landlocked region in the Tokyo Regional Area, about 90 minutes northwest of the city of Tokyo by express train. It is well known for its beautiful mountains, ancient Jomon cultural assets, skiing, and hot springs... Show More Summary
Briefly: The Awesomerer found this impossibly mesmerising timelapse video taken in Tokyo’s Yurikamome train. It’s also the weirdest and trippiest timelapse video I’ve ever seen. More »
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to boost rebuilding efforts as the country marked the third anniversary Tuesday of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead, destroyed coastal communities and triggered a nuclear crisis.
If you only had a limited amount of time in Tokyo to see the sights, I would recommend Akihabara, Hara...
(TOKYO) — Japan is marking the third anniversary of a devastating earthquake and tsunami that left nearly 19,000 people dead or missing, turned coastal communities into wasteland and triggered a nuclear crisis. In Tokyo, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Emperor Akihito will speak at a memorial service Tuesday to mourn for the victims, marking the…
The Nissan IDx concept, which debuted at the Tokyo motor show back in November of last year, is in the news again, this time appearing on YouTube as a part of the popular Jay Leno’s Garage series. We learned in January that the IDx is expected to go into full production and Nissan has been […]
On the eve of the third anniversary of the March 2011 triple disaster, the senior adviser to Tokyo Electric Power Company says controlled release into the sea is much safer than keeping contaminated water on-site.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Bank of Japan is expected to maintain its massive monetary stimulus on Tuesday on a view the economy can weather a sales tax increase in April without extra support, although there is expected to be some concern about weakness in...
Capturing the first video of a giant squid in the deep-sea was the thrill of a lifetime. How I came to do so, working 600 miles south of Tokyo on a luxury yacht owned by a billionaire hedge fund manager, on an expedition funded by television,...Show More Summary
The Aikikai Hombu Dojo located in Tokyo is by far the largest aikido organizational entity in the world, dwarfing all others. During the late 1950s through 1974, the best known figure of the Aikikai was its chief instructor, Koichi Tohei, the first man to have ever been awarded the lofty rank of 10th dan. Tohei… Read More
By Jeremy Schwartz: By Jeremy Schwartz I attended the CLSA Japan Forum in Tokyo the week of February 24 and came away with some great insights from CLSA strategists and companies that presented there. Readers of our research will be familiar with the Japan strategist roundtable we released in February. Show More Summary
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc, the world's biggest maker of screens for tablets and smartphones, set the price of its stock listing at the bottom of its guidance range after foreign investors gave the offering a cool reception...
The Awesomerer found this impossibly mesmerizing time-lapse video taken in Tokyo's Yurikamome train. It's also the weirdest and trippiest time-lapse video I've ever seen. It's called Hyperdrive, and it looks like they are traveling in the Millennium Falcon in Tron universe. Read more...
Asian stocks slid on Monday and the dollar stepped back from its recent highs as disappointing Chinese trade data and uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine kept risk appetite in check. ||| Tokyo - Asian stocks slid on Monday and the...Show More Summary