'Pokémon Go' has officially launched in Japan, following a delay reportedly caused by the leak of an email between developer Niantic and launch partner McDonald's. It's available on both Android and iOS.
Lenovo took the wraps off the SoftBank 503LV, the company's first Windows 10 Mobile phone made in partnership with Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank. The phone will be available to Japanese businesses in October.
Sharp unveiled the 507SH, the first Android One phone to be released in Japan and to be both dust- and water-resistant. The phone will be available in the coming weeks for a reportedly affordable price.
Suzuki will partner with Japanese lunar exploration team Hakuto, the automaker announced yesterday. Through the partnership, Suzuki will provide technical support to help develop Hakuto’s lunar rover to compete for the Google Lunar…
Japan's first VR porn festival ended not with a bang but with a whimper. Attendees mobbed the exterior of the expo -- far too many in fact -- persuading the organizers to shut it down before even a fraction of them had entered.
Sharp unveiled the Aquos Mini, the latest phone in the company's line of nearly bezel-less handsets. The phone is currently available in Japan, though there is no word as to whether it will be available internationally.
During its investor day, Sony Mobile reportedly announced it will shift its focus away from the U.S. and other markets and toward the likes of Europe, the Middle East, and East Asia. The cause seems to be stifled phone growth.
Right now there are countless fragments of space junk orbiting Earth that are big enough to cause serious damage to working satellites or even the ISS. Japan's space agency is close to testing an innovative solution it hopes can make space…
Back in 2014, Google teamed up with five telecom and communications firms to install an undersea cable network between the US and Japan to help deal with increasing Internet traffic. And now, that cable is live.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has commissioned construction company Kajima to build autonomous construction machinery that’ll help level ground, excavate, and develop long-term facilities for astronauts in outer space.
It may be a ubiquitous sight in major cities across the U.S., but despite its domestic domination, Uber still has a ways to go when it comes to making inroads overseas. But now, the transportation may have finally found a foothold in Japan.
Cinematographer Christoph Gelep shows off the intricacies of one of the world's most unique cities with an incredible time-lapse. From beginning to end, the visuals and audio create for a mesmerizing tour of Tokyo.
The latest player to enter the hospitality game and give Airbnb a run for its money is a Japanese startup named Hyakusenrenma, which recently secured $13 million to help fund its vacation rental services.
Google and Verizon have, with a combination of tools and fee waivers, made it easier to contact victims of the Japan and Ecuador earthquakes. They're also contributing to the relief efforts in both countries.
Soon, you may be able to touch to buy -- literally. Capitalizing upon its status as one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, Japan is planning to test a new system of currency over the summer -- the fingerprint.
Japan's ASTER sensing instrument has been orbiting the Earth for the past 16 years collecting data about the Earth's surface. Now, following an announcement by NASA and Japan, all of ASTER's maps and data products are available to the…
Developed at the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan, a batch of lab-grown skin implanted in mice showed the ability to sweat and grow hair. Over 14 days, the implants also showed no sign of rejection in the mice.
Who needs salt when you have electricity? That’s the proposition of the “electric flavoring fork” created by a researcher in Japan to make meals more palatable for people who need to stick to low-salt or no-salt diets.
Japan will activate an ice wall to contain the ongoing contamination from the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The refrigeration system will create a frozen underground ice wall to seal in the radioactive waste.
Nintendo has denied reports from earlier this week indicating that it would end Wii U production in order to focus on its next home console, reaffirming its support for the platform's dedicated player base.
A novel written largely by an artificial intelligence passed the first round of screening for a national literary prize in Japan. A team from Future University Hakodate programmed the AI, and then set it loose to "write" the novel that was…
Architect Vasiliy Klyukin took to his blog this week to reveal the ambitious details of constructing a snake-like skyscraper in China or Japan. Though just a batch of renderings, the building would resemble a standing cobra.
Japanese tech firm Kyocera has been building floating solar farms since 2014, and it's now embarking on its biggest project to date. Scheduled for completion in 2018, this latest facility will use 50,000 solar panels to power around 5,000…
For all those times you've wished you could just take a seat, it is my duty to inform you that the Archelis (literally, "walkable chair" in Japanese), has now been introduced, and can be purchased within a couple years.