augmented reality

Japanese kids can get boo-boos treated by augmented reality anime characters in Bandai-d form

These Bandai band-aids come with an app that lets Super Sentai or PreCure characters wish away the pain. Aww!

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Anime-style magic circles summon vocabulary for you in this language-learning app from Japan【Vid】

Free app Spell Master turns you into a linguistic sorcerer.

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Nintendo fans make amazing Luigi’s Mansion AR game by tinkering with Nintendo Labo【Video】

If Nintendo won’t make a sequel, you can make one yourself, and turn your home into a haunted house, for just a few bucks.

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Yu-Gi-Oh! brings anime battles into real-life with amazing fan-made dueling arena【Video】

The Yu-Gi-Oh! Strongest Imitator System is a major step in making those anime duels come to life.

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Niantic employee creates awesome augmented-reality 3D Tokyo subway system for his son【Video】

Understanding Japan’s complex train lines just got a lot easier.

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Japanese netizens fall in love with groovy augmented reality navigation app 【Video】

Japanese iPhone users happy to be shown around by “Uncle AR“, the grooviest wayfinder app guide ever.

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New smartphone Tamagotchi promises to take a dump on your living room floor in preview video

Critics may call the brand nothing but nostalgia-tinged crap, but Tamagotchis are moving into a whole new high-tech field of poo.

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Pokémon GO now doctor-approved thanks to Tokyo University study

Results of first scientific study into Pokémon GO‘s health benefits reveal game lowers stress levels.

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New Japanese augmented-reality service lets you meet with deceased loved ones at their graves

What better way to say hi than by actually saying hi?

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Cafe in Japan will hook diners up with a virtual girlfriend to keep them company while they eat

Virtual idol Hatsune Miku takes time out from her busy schedule to sit down for some sweets in augmented reality event.

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Anime girls will keep you company as you eat your instant ramen with new AR promotion

So cute you could slurp them right up?

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Pokémon GO players in Japan discover strange new hybrid species of monsters in the game

Come with us as we introduce you to ten weird and wonderful mixed-breed Pokémon making trainers laugh around the country.

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Pokémon Go in Japan: We discover a “Pikachu forest” in Tokyo!

Three Pikachu and 15 other types of Pokémon were discovered in this well-known Tokyo park in just 30 minutes!

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Pokémon Go in Japan: 7 top sightseeing spots where you can catch Pokémon in Tokyo

Our Japanese reporter Mr. Sato visited these seven well-known tourist spots and captured 88 Pokémon in six hours.

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DIY Pokémon Go lifehack from Japan: rest tired arms with creative hands-free “Poké-Han” device

Arms tired from holding your smartphone in front of you all day? We’ll show you how to make this ingenious “Poké-Han mobile gaming accessory!

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Pokémon Go players discover unusual gym locations around Japan

From parks to university campuses and even a Sega building, here are some of the new Pokémon Go gym locations players have been finding around the country.

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Pokémon Go released in Japan? We spot a rare “Glasses Pikachu” at Tokyo’s Nintendo headquarters

Because if there’s one place you’d expect to find a rare Pokémon, it would have to be at their home in Tokyo.

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Before Pokémon Go, there was Ingress, and its first “XM-Profiler Illumination Portal” is in Japan

Ingress, the original augmented reality app from Niantic, the creators of Pokémon Go, is taking over Tokyo with a holographic portal that lets you see the state of the game in real-time.

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6 things people in Japan should watch out for when Pokémon Go lands in the country

With the augmented reality world of Pokémon Go on its way to the Land of the Rising Sun, here are six things people in Japan should watch out for when the game hits its shores.

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Here’s how the awesome new Pokémon GO mobile game will look on your smartphone

Developers release new details about Pokémon gyms and team play.

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