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In Case You Want To Prowl Around Japan From The Point Of View Of A Cat 

We have the technology, and the time is now: We can roam alleyways from a cat’s POV.


Tokyo's Olympic Logo Is Axed But The Internet Already Has Awesome Backups

It’s been a big day in the world of logos: First, Google revealed its brand new, sans serif emblem. Meanwhile, the scandal-stricken icon for Tokyo’s 2020 Summer Olympics was officially killed today following plagiarism allegations. Fortunately, the Internet already has had some replacements in mind.


This Man Is About To Put A Robot In Your Pocket

What will it take for robots to become as common in our homes and daily lives as smartphones, TVs and computers? Ask roboticist Tomotaka Takahashi. The famous Tokyo professor aims to be “the Steve Jobs of robotics”, by moving away from technical specs and emphasising design, as well as pure bot charisma.


Seeing Japanese Handmade Paper Get Made Is Completely Soothing

Video: I don’t know exactly what’s going on, but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.


One Of The World's Busiest Airports Looks Like A Toy Set In This Tilt-Shift Video

It’s amazing what a change of perspective can do — and in this case a simple camera perspective trick transforms a huge Tokyo airport into an tiny toys set fit for a playroom.


Science Keeps Beer Out Of Plastic Bottles, But Japan Might Change That

Ever wonder why beer never comes in plastic bottles? It’s because it affects the brew’s quality. But a major Japanese beer company has new plans to make a better beer bottle.


Japan Uses Cameras On Train Platforms To Spot (And Save) Drunk People

Here in New York City, subway security is on the prowl for crooks, would-be terrorists, and other unsavoury characters. But in Japan, security cameras are used to detect a totally different type of passenger: Wasted people. And it’s for their own good.


Start Your Day With A Replay Of This Morning's Japanese Spacecraft Launch

At around 8 a.m. EST this morning, Japan successfully launched an unmanned cargo vehicle, bound for the ISS. And man, watching spacecraft take off never gets old.


This Is How US Challengers Plan To Wreck Japan's Giant Robot In A Duel

America’s first giant combat robot needs funds to ready it for a hand-to-hand melee with Japan’s own battle mecha. And the funds — and big name support — are rolling in.


The Trippy Story Of A Japanese Rock Singer Turned Professional Killer

Karaoke, Japan, rock and roll, gummy bears, professional killers. I don’t really know what the hell I just watched but I couldn’t take my eyes out of it. The weirdness in this short film builds up and up and when you think it can’t possibly get any weirder something even more weird happens.


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