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Toyota Made A Robot Baby To Replace Actual Babies

Japan’s birth rate has been on the decline for some time now, so engineers at Toyota have come up with an ingenious solution to help people apparently feel the companionship of kids: An annoying robot.

I Want This Mini Nintendo So Bad

In November, Nintendo will be releasing an absolutely adorable mini NES in Australia, so it just makes sense that Japan is getting its own baby Famicom.

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan For 50 Years After A Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power of these storms and turn it into useful energy. If he’s right, a single typhoon could power Japan for 50 years.

Don't Look Into This Robot's Eyes While It Learns To Play The Ball-and-Cup Game

Japan’s popular Pepper robot can guess your mood, dress up in cute clothes and now, it can learn to play simple games.

Samurai Iron Man Is Ridiculously Cool

Remember those Samurai-style Star Wars toys? Well, Bandai has also kicked off a Marvel-themed version, and the results are just as awesome.

These Glowing Rocks Actually Capture One Of Nature's Most Beautiful Phenomena 

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.

Obsessed Audiophiles In Japan Are Installing Their Own Power Poles To Improve Sound

To an audiophile, there’s no such thing as ‘too expensive’ if it means an upgrade to their setup could improve their listening experience. And in Japan, some acoustic connoisseurs are now installing their own utility poles, with custom transformers, to ensure all of their audio gear is getting the purest power possible.

The Original Godzilla Would Have A Very Hard Time Trying To Stomp Around Modern Tokyo

Clocking in at 118.5 meters tall, the latest incarnation of the king of kaiju seen in Shin Godzilla is the largest version ever seen on screen — even coming in above legendary’s monstrous take on Big G in 2014. But the very first Godzilla was less than half that size… and that wouldn’t help him much in modern Japan.

The Gizmodo Guide To Super Sentai

When you think of a superhero team, your mind probably wanders to the Avengers or the Justice League. In Japan, most people would immediately cast those heroes aside in favour of one of the many incarnations of Super Sentai, the masked heroes who have been a huge part of Japanese culture for over four decades. Want to know more? Here’s our handy guide.

We'll Always Be Able To Catch Pokemon At Fukushima

Pokemon GO is everywhere, and for some, that’s a problem.

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