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Android Army

Sony announces super slim, quad-core Xperia Tablet Z

Sony has announced the Xperia Tablet Z, a very slim 10.1-inch tablet with a quad-core processor, which is currently headed only for Japan. However, this could change when Mobile World Congress begins next month.
Cars

Paint it pink: New Toyota Crown color causes a stir in Japan

Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda took his company's most conservative model and painted it bright pink. It's either a bold move or a sign that the fabric of reality is coming undone.
Apple

Apple to launch iBookstore in Japan this month, reports say

Apple will reportedly launch its electronic bookstore in Japan this month.
Gaming

Japan finally blocks import of piracy-friendly R4 flash carts

Though they've been illegal in Japan since 2009, authorities have only now been able to block the import of the infamous R4 flash cart, a device that makes it obscenely easy to pirate Nintendo DS games.
Cars

Nissan introduces cheaper 2013 Leaf trim level in Japan

The 2013 Leaf S is $5,000 cheaper than a regular Leaf. Could that be enough to reverse this EV's sales decline?
Cool Tech

What Japan’s consumer electronics meltdown means for you

Three of Japan's consumer electronics giants are on the ropes - how have the mighty fallen, and what does it mean for your next tech buys?
Android Army

HTC J Butterfly has our hearts aflutter with it’s high-res screen

HTC rolls out a new version of the HTC J -- the J Butterfly. The handset will be exclusive to Japan, but comes with a screen that will make the world envious. It's 5-inch display comes packed to the brim with 440ppi resolution.
Cool Tech

The robotic wheelchair that can take on steps

Researchers in Japan have designed a robotic wheelchair that can walk up steps and turn a perfect circle.
Cars

Honda CR-Z Mugen RZ: Is this sporty hybrid’s identity crisis over?

Mugen's modifications should make the CR-Z into a genuine performance car, but its high price and limited availability may limit this hot hatchback's appeal.
Mobile

Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank may buy Sprint (Update)

SoftBank of Japan could potentially have a new market to try to conquer. Reports say the Japanese provider is looking to take control of Sprint and enter the U.S. market.
Cool Tech

Hands-free video phone prototype demoed, makes you look a bit like an android

Japanese mobile network NTT Docomo has demonstrated a protoype hands-free video call device, which uses a combination of real and CG images.
Cars

The most extreme cars you’ve never heard of: Part Three

In the final part of this series, we scour the globe for new forms of automotive excellence.