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.
November 29, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. unveiled a car that can travel to destinations without a driver touching the wheel, accelerator or brakes.
November 28, 2013
Dozens of Japanese and U.S-based semiconductor-related companies have teamed with Tohoku University to co-develop next-generation high-performance semiconductor memory.
November 28, 2013
Tokyo Motor Show 2013 is all about next stage eco-cars, as major automakers are showcasing fuel cell vehicles alongside bold designs for electric vehicles.
November 27, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp.'s redesigned gas-electric hybrid Aqua will retake the No. 1 position in fuel efficiency, just months after losing the title.
November 26, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. is testing its self-driving car on public roads to improve the high-tech vehicle's “ability to make proper decisions" on its own.
November 22, 2013
LOS ANGELES--Honda Motor Co.'s Accord was named Green Car of the Year on Nov. 21, the editor of the Green Car Journal announced at the L.A. Auto Show.
November 12, 2013
“Pillow talk” can provide a soothing experience, even for people alone in bed.
November 11, 2013
IWAKI, Fukushima Prefecture--Japan switched on the first turbine at a wind farm 20 kilometers off the coast of Fukushima on Nov. 11, feeding electricity to the grid tethered to the tsunami-crippled nuclear plant onshore.
November 09, 2013
Nissan Motor Co.’s new concept electric vehicle consumes far less power than its Leaf electric vehicle, company officials said Nov. 8.
November 06, 2013
Toyota Motor Corp. will bring its vision of the future to Tokyo Motor Show 2013, which opens Nov. 23, by showcasing environmentally-friendly concept cars.
October 26, 2013
Japanese companies are working on new technologies that can improve food safety, ease pharmaceutical production and thwart terrorists and drug smugglers.
October 25, 2013
KAGA, Ishikawa Prefecture--Orders are coming in from around the world for smartphone covers painted in the style of traditional “makie” lacquerware.
October 24, 2013
Denso Corp. is developing technology that uses smartphones and satellite global positioning systems to allow drivers to program their electric cars to travel short distances to charging stations and return to parking spots without anyone behind the wheel.
October 23, 2013
Struggling Sharp Corp. said it will start marketing new TV models from Nov. 30 that use a conventional high-definition panel, yet offer superior imagery equivalent to 4K models.
October 22, 2013
A group of researchers at Kyoto University has developed DNA barcoding software that can prevent the fraudulent mislabeling of farm products and seafood, and also help police at crime scenes determine the origin of substances they uncover.
October 18, 2013
YOKOHAMA--Touting speeds exceeding 300 kph on electricity alone, Nissan Motor Co. unveiled its ZEOD RC racing car in Japan on Oct. 17.
October 16, 2013
Panasonic Corp. President Kazuhiro Tsuga said Oct. 15 the company hopes to put its new accident-prevention radar system, which can differentiate between cars and people, into commercial use through a possible alliance with another company.