We'd heard the Apple iPhone was popular in Japan, and now sales figures have proven just how much it's adored. According to research, the iPhone occupied eight of the top ten smartphone sales positions during the first week of December.
Nissan plans to start selling its self-driving car by 2020. This week it tested it out on public roads in full automatic mode for the very first time, and we're happy to report it returned to base in one piece.
Apple is sure to be pleased with the iPhone 5S' performance in Japan, as according to new research, the country has become its number one market for the iPhone, passing America.
An international version of the Sony Xperia Z1F, named the Xperia Z1S, has been leaked. Sony's small-but-powerful Xperia Z1F is currently only scheduled for release in Japan.
Sony has decided to focus its smartphone efforts in the two regions where it's most popular, Europe and Japan, for now. Sony's CEO says it doesn't make sense to do everything at once, and says the U.S. and China will come later.
Sony has announced the Xperia Z1F, and as the rumors predicted, it's a small phone which packs a considerable punch, as aside from the screen size, it's specs are the same as the Xperia Z1. Sadly, it's only confirmed for Japan at the moment.
Google has launched three Google Play vending machines in Tokyo where owners of Android smartphones can download games. However, given that each machine is staffed by several Google employees, we don' expect to see them rolled out internationally.
The world's first inflatable concert hall is set to debut this weekend in northeastern Japan, the region devastated by 2011’s quake and tsunami. The purple and red blow-up structure comprises a coated polyester material and can seat around 500 people.
Even after several major retailers in Japan decided to stop carrying the Xbox 360 altogether, Microsoft claims its sales were actually deceptively strong as it prepares for the Xbox One
Apple's new iPhone 5S handset is already on sale in a number of countries, including Japan where some people started lining up outside the company's Ginza store 10 days ago. Let's hope it was worth the wait.
Imagine this – during a cab ride, your mobile phone slips out of your pocket onto the back seat. As you pay your fare and go to leave, an alarm sounds, alerting you to your forgotten phone, and saving you a whole load of hassle.
Sony confirms that the PlayStation 4 will launch in Japan on February 22, 2014. All consoles are packaged with the game Knack in Japan, and consumers will have an addition 18 launch titles for purchase to choose from.
According to a recent study by the country's Health Ministry, Japan appears to have more than its fair share of Internet addicts among its youth population, an issue the government intends to tackle with the launch of Internet ‘fasting camps’.
A quake alert sent out simultaneously to millions of handsets across Japan on Thursday warned that a huge quake was imminent. TV shows were also interrupted with the information as people were told to brace themselves. But nothing happened.
Segways/Winglets for those who can't walk or ride I understand. But if you can put one foot in front of the other, like people have been doing to keep fit and in motion for millennia, I think that's a good skill we should retain and reinforce.