September 16, 2014
Japanese and Chinese companies are battling for potentially lucrative railway projects around Asia, as rapid economic growth and expanding populations have led to plans for about 10,000 kilometers in railway networks.
September 15, 2014
NAGOYA--The lion's share of patents for 3-D printer technology are owned by the United States and nations in Europe, but it was a Japanese researcher who developed the world's first prototype.
September 14, 2014
NAGOYA--One of the lessons from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami: more illumination from phosphorescent materials could have greatly helped in guiding evacuees to safety.
September 13, 2014
Smartphone users could soon be thwarted from taking secret photos.
September 11, 2014
Panasonic Corp. said Sept. 11 its Nara-based subsidiary has developed a suit device that helps users lift heavy objects and will have practical applications in cargo handling and product distribution centers.
September 05, 2014
TSUKUBA, Ibaraki Prefecture--Japanese researchers say they have developed technology that gives the illusion of a sense of touch in a virtual environment.
September 02, 2014
Scientists at the University of Tokyo announced Sept. 1 that they have developed a bipedal robot that can run like a human.
August 21, 2014
The Defense Ministry released images of a homegrown experimental combat plane designed to be Japan's first stealth fighter.
August 13, 2014
In just three years, Line Corp. has neared the 500-million mark for registered users of its free call and messaging app, thanks in part to a surge in popularity in Spain, the company said.
August 12, 2014
A wheelchair designed by a former automotive engineer that promises to be more comfortable and easier to operate than conventional models is set to go on sale from September.
July 28, 2014
HIGASHI-MATSUSHIMA, Miyagi Prefecture--A gigantic globe designed to show the Earth as viewed from space in real time is giving visitors to the city’s new Discovery Center an out-of-this-world experience.
July 18, 2014
Nissan Motor Co. will market cars with autonomous driving capabilities by the end of 2016, making it the first Japanese automaker to offer a detailed timetable for the release of such advanced self-driving technologies.
June 26, 2014
Isuzu Motors Ltd. is teaming up with an algae research and development company to produce more cost-effective biodiesel made from euglena algae for use in trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles.
June 19, 2014
A national research center in Hiroshima Prefecture developed a flightless ladybug that looks promising for controlling a pest that damages crops.
June 07, 2014
KATSURAGI, Nara Prefecture--An automobile that seems to magically change its colors will soon hit the streets of Katsuragi.
June 06, 2014
Sharp Corp. on June 5 unveiled 28 unique trial gadgets that are part of a new project to reduce dependency on its flagship liquid crystal display business.
June 06, 2014
A cooing, gesturing humanoid on wheels that can decipher emotions has been unveiled in Japan by billionaire Masayoshi Son who says robots should be tender and make people smile.
June 05, 2014
High radiation levels and technical difficulties continue to stymie full-scale operations of key decontamination equipment at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant even though tests started more than a year ago.
June 05, 2014
Toyota Motor Corp. anticipates selling the first of its next generation eco-cars that emit zero carbon dioxide around year-end, sources said.
June 02, 2014
Trial 4K TV broadcasts started in Japan on June 2 amid high expectations from the government and pessimism among TV stations due to the high costs to view or create the ultra-high resolution shows.