technology

Tokyo’s teamLab most visited museum in the world, officially more popular than Van Gogh

The Tokyo museum beat out big names in the art world to take the record.

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Japan’s brain wave-reading cat ears are back, with a brand-new twist!

Mood-sensing ears for catgirls and catboys smash crowdfunding goal.

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Traditional Japanese ceramics given new life in AR, delivered straight to your web browser for free

Add a touch of class to your home or video game.

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South Korean university develops toilet that converts poop to power and pays you for “deposits”

Quite possibly the greatest invention ever.

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A.I. Japanese bar Mama-san is ready to listen to your troubles at her virtual bar

Created through extensive interviews with a real-life Mama-san, A.I. Yoshiko is here for when you need a caring ear.

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Goodbye, Pepper? Softbank to immediately pause production of iconic robot

Have the curtains been drawn on what was once a promise of a high tech future?

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One of Japan’s rarest, craziest pay phones is hanging out in a tree-shaped phone booth【Photos】

We track down an ultra-rare Duet Phone and try it out.

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Honda has created a GPS navigation system for your shoes【Video】

Ashirase sounds great for anyone who gets lost easily, but there’s another group of people Honda has in mind.

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Now you can cuddle both cats and lovable robots at new Lovot store in a Kawasaki pet store

This has got to be the best way to destress!

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We try a skincare device that’s supposed to improve the effectiveness of our beauty products

Does Panasonic’s Ion Effector actually help your moisturizer penetrate your skin better?

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We buy a delicious new burger without saying a single word

Bex Burger’s vending-machine-style restaurant may be the norm in years to come!

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This hotel in the mountains of Japan has an awesome hi-tech ski/snowboard simulator【Videos】

Family-run Nagano inn that’s been in business for more than 50 years has a very modern, very cool amenity.

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Osaka’s new remote-learning policy leaves teachers strained and forces students to go to school

Logistical mishaps and contradicting guidelines hinder what could be one of the best ways to lower COVID-19 community transmission.

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Giant cats taking naps on train tracks — only in Japan

Leaked screenshots from the latest Godzilla movie? Nope, just a restaurant in Osaka!

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Quaint robot ninja virtual sightseeing tours to be held in Kochi Prefecture

Probably the only time you’ll hear the phrase “quaint robot ninja.”

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Kyoto families angered by new policy forcing high school students to buy tablets at own expense

Kyoto’s mandate seems to be one of the most burdensome on families in light of national directives for equipping students with electronic devices.

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New system in Japan lets you pay for shopping with anime character keychains【Photos】

It’s not just e-money, it’s ani-money.

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Adorable Pikachu smartphone printer is ready to print out your New Pokémon Snap snapshots

Polaroid-style printer works with Nintendo Switch, also lets you add Animal Crossing, Super Mario frames.

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Unmarked cop cars in Japan pull crazy Transformer-style trick when they pull someone over【Videos】

More than meets the eye.

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