February 28, 2014
Engineers at the Tokyo University of Science and a private sector company have developed a “Muscle Suit” that will empower individuals who need assistance in lifting heavy objects.
February 27, 2014
Japan is set to launch a satellite that will provide more accurate global forecasts of extreme weather and climate change.
February 22, 2014
MILAN--Reading glasses that fold flat enough to be used as a bookmark tantalized prospective European customers at a recent exhibition of Japanese products here in January.
February 21, 2014
The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has tapped Nissan Motor Co. to supply electric cars for its taxis and government fleet, hoping to reduce reliance on imported oil.
February 20, 2014
A venture company in Kawasaki that has developed an electric car that can move and float in water plans to market the vehicle in flood-prone Thailand late next year.
February 19, 2014
KOBE--Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. has developed a liquefied natural gas-fueled ship engine that emits less carbon dioxide than heavy oil.
February 11, 2014
A new boat-based system has been developed that will allow for more effective monitoring of changes in delicate coral reefs in 3-D imaging unavailable from diver observations.
February 06, 2014
A joint team of academic and corporate researchers in Japan said it has developed a type of culture medium that is more efficient and much cheaper for growing induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
February 05, 2014
KDDI R&D Laboratories has developed a system that it says offers much better protection against personal information from being distributed on social media and other open-access websites.
January 29, 2014
A research group at the Riken Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe has made a discovery that could overturn conventional wisdom about the life sciences and mark a major advance in the field of regenerative medicine.
January 27, 2014
SASEBO, Nagasaki Prefecture--Testing is under way for a wind-power project that researchers say could change the face of maritime shipping.
January 14, 2014
OGAKI, Gifu Prefecture--As if drinking sake from a traditional “masu” square wooden cup wasn’t enough to get lit, a novelty one that emits colored lights when drunk from will soon hit the market.
January 07, 2014
A central government ministry is preparing to compile a hodgepodge database of infrastructure locations, flows of people and other geographical information for improved disaster management measures, such as where to send disaster victims and how to transport relief supplies.
December 26, 2013
KINOKAWA, Wakayama Prefecture--Researchers here have developed a new type of computer mouse for people with disabilities that should perhaps be called a computer “mouth.”
December 19, 2013
Last year, a 10-year-old boy in Aichi Prefecture had surgery to extend his jawbone and give it a natural shape. He went under the knife at Fujita Health University Hospital in Toyoake.
December 16, 2013
NAGANO--A sleek new Shinkansen train that will enter into service next year was put through its paces in a trial run in Nagano Prefecture on Dec. 15.
December 14, 2013
KYOTO--Researchers say they have developed a new technology for efficiently isolating and removing fine particles that contain radioactive cesium from farm soil.
December 09, 2013
FUKUI--An optical firm here has developed a pair of eyeglasses that it says will help people with tired eyes that are strained by staring at computer monitors all day at work.
December 07, 2013
Sony Corp. is developing a “smart wig” that can provide directions, enhance business presentations and even shoot a laser from the user’s forehead.
November 29, 2013
NTT Docomo Inc. said it will start providing location tracking services for corporate customers in late January.