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24/7 News Coverage About Japan
August 25, 2016
Air Pressure Makes Lifting a Breeze
Tokyo (JPN) Aug 23, 2016
Advances in wearable robotics are helping to remove the physical strain of lifting heavy objects. Entrepreneurs in Tokyo hope that Japan's aging society will open new opportunities to address the age-old problem of moving objects from Point A to Point B. At Innophys (an amalgam of the words "innovation" and "physical support"), the solution to having fewer and older human workers is to equip them with the Muscle Suit, a lightweight, strap-on, ergonomic apparatus that partially reduces the load of ... read more

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Future Cars Promise Light Weight, Utility
Futuristic predictions about what the cars of tomorrow will look like vary widely. Some Japanese entrepreneurs are sure of a few key features, however: low weight and high utility. Such is the ... more

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Bulb Camera Allows Socket-Sized Surveillance
The marriage of cell phone and camera technologies has given birth to a nifty surveillance device that puts a set of eyes in nearly any room with the twist of the wrist. If it catches on, the new iB ... more

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Solar Carports Set to Dawn on Japan
Has Japan's solar panel buildout reached its peak? If it has not, the solar carport may be the next innovation to spread across the country, further extending Japan's leading position in photovoltai ... more

Freedom of the Press Holds Little Virtue in Japan
The notion of "freedom of the press," hailed as a universal principle among journalists and news writers, may be more hype than reality in Japan. At least that appears to be the view among those asp ... more
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Tire Pressure Management: A Life Saver
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