Japanese government plans removal of around 2,485 miles’ worth of overhead power lines

The move is intended to minimize damage during natural disasters, but is it too little too late?

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Japanese Twitter amazed to learn that cats can be used as on/off switches for desk lamps【Video】

Let there be (cat-activated) light!

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VR videos of adult film actresses provide dirty thoughts to be turned into clean energy.

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Tokyo Governor joins Piko Taro for new version of PPAP 【Video】

The surprising collaboration aims to draw attention to a new environmental initiative.

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Sponsored by The Kansai Electric Power Company

Short Kansai Electric Power Company film shows what happens at three homes when the lights go out

A father and daughter who can’t see eye to eye, a couple with a rocky relationship, and an international group of roommates all feature in short film Tempest -Night of the Blackout-.

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Check out the one-month electric bills for Tokyo Tower, Skytree and more!

Place your bets now for what you think the biggest energy consumer in the largest city in Japan is.

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Hilarious commercial of father devoting life to becoming firefly has unbelievable twist 【Video】

Just when you start to think it can’t possibly get more absurd….

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Kansai Electric celebrates turning 65 with a look into the past

The Osaka area’s Kansai Electric Power Company, also known as KEPCO, has recently released a new commercial that’s a nostalgia-inducing picture-walk through the last 65 years of life in Japan.

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Five beautiful pylon designs that belong in Japan

Whenever we see something that’s cute, huge and blows our minds, we generally look to Japan as the source behind the creation. While they’ve proved they can be design innovators in oversized sushi, and the creation of fluffy giant cats, there’s one area where Japan has a lot to learn from other countries, and its something that exists around the country in abundance: power lines.

Often seen towering over rice fields, propped up on the side of mountains and jutting out beyond the high rises, wouldn’t it be significantly more amazing if the ordinary-looking transmission tower had the occasional smiley face or pair of gigantic arms like a colossal Titan? We take a look at some amazing electricity pylon designs from around the world, in the hope that one day, Japan will turn its keen design eye in their direction.

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Soaring temperatures put pressure on China’s power lines, cause TVs to explode

Soaring summer temperatures can bring more dangers than sunburn and heatstroke. In Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province, TVs, computers and fans simultaneously caught on fire in 50 apartments when the voltage of the electrical supply suddenly surged above the standard level.

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Shocking noodles: One company turns udon into electricity

Today, ladies and gentlemen, we have for you the future of electricity production. No more mining, no more worries about radiation, no more oil. And it’s as simple as throwing your leftover noodles in a giant pot!

Wait, noodles?

That’s right! Your tasty, leftover udon may soon be producing enough electricity for fifty households!

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