Japanese rocket firm Interstellar Technologies has been inspired by the likes of SpaceX and Blue Origin, but its efforts have so far proved disappointing. A new video highlights the challenges in spectacular fashion.
Japan is aiming to make the Tokyo Olympics the greenest ever, with plans to power the sporting extravaganza with 100 percent renewable energy. Part of the strategy includes ramping up wind and solar projects before 2020.
A new law about to come into effect in Japan has forced Airbnb to cancel a number of bookings, causing serious disruption for many travelers. The company is offering financial assistance for those affected.
Is it a drone? Is it an umbrella? It's both actually, and it hovers right above you in extreme weather conditions. If you can ignore the noise and have $275 to spare, this unique contraption could be yours next year.
Strict regulations make it tough for Uber to launch its regular ridesharing service in Japan. But taking a different approach, it plans to link its app with 20 local cab firms to offer a taxi-hailing service as part of a trial.
Photos recovered from a camera lost at sea two years ago helped a group of Taiwanese students to find its Japanese owner. The Canon camera drifted 150 miles from Okinawa to Taiwan before being discovered on a beach.
If you're a fan of dogs, Japan, and Street View, then the latest imagery to hit Google's online service is sure to delight. It has been collected via lightweight cameras strapped to two hardy, and very furry, Akita dogs.
If you're a fan of quirky hotel accommodation, then how about this personal floating pod for a couple of nights on the open water? The room is being offered by a theme park in Japan and will take its first bookings this summer.
Japan has been making high-tech, button-laden toilets for years, but different companies adorn them with different symbols. This has caused some issues (and surprises) for foreign tourists, but that's all about to change.
Tokyo street photographer Lee Chapman has been exploring the Japanese capital for the last decade, and the Brit has an uncanny knack of capturing striking portraits of some of the city's many colorful characters.
Uber has had a tumultuous relationship with its major Asian investors. Now, things are getting more complicated. Didi and SoftBank are working together to bring ridesharing services to Japan. Worse yet, Toyota has invested in JapanTaxi.
Bigger isn't always better, at least not when it comes to breaking records. Over the weekend, Japan launched a miniature satellite by way of a modified SS-520 sounding rocket. It's the smallest rocket to ever carry a satellite into space.
When a Japanese Instagrammer started posting photos of her granddaughter and the family's dogs, she had no idea it would one day lead to a meeting with an American indie rock legend -- and a starring role for her family in his music video.
Concerns about security at Hawaii's Emergency Management Agency were apparently justified by an image showing a password stored on a Post-it Note. Obviously, the agency's systems have been characterized as poorly designed.
Smartphones in Japan buzzed with an alert on Tuesday, January 16, warning people of an incoming missile from North Korea. But like Hawaii, it was sent in error. The national broadcaster retracted it 10 minutes later.