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Japanese Cell Phone Companies Are Competing To Sell Robots, Too 

Here in the US, telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T fight for their share of customer data plans. But Japan’s own telecom outfits are embroiled in an additional head-to-head: selling robots.


Japan Is A Sunkissed Paradise In This 4K Drone Footage 

Summer’s zooming by. Wish you could teleport from your cubicle to a sandbar in turquoise waters? Well, there’s no Hyperloop yet — but thankfully, drone-shot 4K movies of Japanese paradise can make you feel like you’re there.


Seats From Tokyo's Demolished Olympic Stadium Sold As Minimalist Chairs

As you may have heard, Tokyo scrapped plans last week for its pricy $US2 billion stadium for the 2020 Summer Olympics. It’s a big mess, not least because the city’s existing, historic stadium from the 1964 Olympic Games had been destroyed to make room for this ugly new one. But now? Seats from that ’60s venue have been repurposed into minimalist chairs for your own home.


Sony Is Getting Into The Drone Business

Sony is making drones now, partnering with an autopilot technology startup to create a drone company called Aerosense. This might seem like a strange zag into an unfamiliar business for Sony, but it dovetails with the company’s mission to become a sensor powerhouse.


Japan Just Cancelled Its Outrageously Expensive Olympic Stadium Design

And in doing so, made itself a poster child for rethinking the insane costs of major sporting events like the Olympics, explaining that it would start over with a new design. Could the tide be turning against the idea that cities have to spend billions to host the Games?


A Day In The Life Of An Airport

Video: Here’s a timelapse and tilt shift video of a day in Haneda Airport in Tokyo, Japan. It’s a wonderful look into the puzzle of how a big time airport works but is also totally beautiful to see the lights of aeroplanes land and fly out of the runway. It’s like man made moving stars skimming across the sky. Just beautiful.


What It's Like To Be Attacked By An Attack Dog

Meet Fritz. He’s a 57kg Belgian Malinois employed as a Military Working Dog by the Air Force. They figured it’d be a good idea to get him to attack me so I could write you an article about it. Let’s see how that goes.


We All Need To Calm Down About This USA Vs Japan Robot Duel

OK, internet. Everyone just needs to simmah down, now. I know we’re all excited about the supposedly looming international giant robot duel between America and Japan. I am too. But! We should also be wary. Patient. Because it miiiight not be as cool as we think.


You Can Now Tweet From Atop Mt Fuji Using Its New Free Wi-Fi

Getting on the internet from your phone can still be next to impossible in train tunnels, but now even Mt Fuji offers free Wi-Fi, up to 12,000 feet above sea level.


The Manhole Covers In Japan Are Absolutely Beautiful

Manhole covers don’t have to be ugly sewer lids. In Japan, they can be astoundingly intricate, colourful, museum-worthy feats of urban design.


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