January 09, 2013
The Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward is gradually shrinking as demolition of its annex tower continues.
January 09, 2013
LAS VEGAS--Toyota Motor Corp. showed off its robotic car that travels without a driver to reporters in Las Vegas on Jan. 7, the first Japanese automaker to unveil an experimental self-driving vehicle.
January 08, 2013
The sounds of nature will be just a mouse-click away this spring, when JVC Kenwood Corp. introduces an Internet service that offers real-time sounds of the forest.
January 07, 2013
It’s often said that pets can resemble their owners. Now an animatronic tail in development will make it possible for owners to return the compliment.
January 03, 2013
SEOUL--LG Electronics Inc. started taking pre-orders on Jan. 2 for the world's first big TVs that use an advanced display technology promising startlingly clear images on wafer-thin screens.
January 03, 2013
SEOUL, South Korea--Google's executive chairman is preparing to travel to one of the last frontiers of cyberspace: North Korea.
December 30, 2012
Researchers have developed a material for glass windows that can save heating costs by automatically changing from transparent to blue, or vice versa.
December 27, 2012
Toshiba Tec Corp. has developed an environmentally friendly printer called Loops that can instantly erase printed text and images to reuse paper.
December 13, 2012
Japanese researchers said they have developed a new material for organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that is free of rare metals and can slash the costs to produce smartphone displays and other appliances.
December 11, 2012
Looking for new ways to keep warm, or just dazzle others with clothes that literally light up?
December 09, 2012
NEC Corp. has developed software that instantaneously improves the clarity of images taken by security cameras in foggy or dark conditions.
December 08, 2012
Hitachi Ltd. has developed a remote-control robot that can perform heavy lifting tasks and assist in recovery work at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
December 04, 2012
Sony Corp. said Dec. 3 it has developed a device that uses cutting-edge image sensors to analyze the condition of skin, including detecting blemishes before they appear.
December 02, 2012
For people wanting a smaller figure, a photo studio in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward can help out.
November 30, 2012
NEC Corp. plans to release a portable testing device in fiscal 2014 that can analyze DNA in as little as 25 minutes, drastically reducing the time required for such procedures.
November 25, 2012
Itochu Corp. has begun marketing an electronic tagging system that uses smartphone and IC tags to ensure people who fall sick or are injured in a disaster receive speedy medical treatment.
November 22, 2012
YOKOHAMA--A Japanese robot designed to withstand high levels of radiation and extreme heat at damaged nuclear plants such as Fukushima froze on its first public demonstration.
November 20, 2012
Chemical manufacturer Kaneka Corp. said on Nov. 19 it has developed a natural cleaning agent for eliminating radioactive contamination.
November 19, 2012
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency has developed a drone that can fly to a disaster zone, take photos to assess damage and survivor numbers and then return to base.
November 10, 2012
BEIJING--The United States is exhibiting a "Cold War mentality" with its fears that Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei poses a security risk because of its ties to the Communist Party, China's commerce minister said on Nov. 10.