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Wednesday January 26, 2022. 05:05 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — JERA is set to invest ¥69 billion (US$597 million) in the development of ammonia-powered technology, which it portrays as a green initiative. These developments will be funded with a 70% subsidy provided through the New Energy and Industrial...
Monday January 24, 2022. 01:50 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) – An esports high school will launch in Shibuya with support from NTT’s competitive gaming division, NTTe-Sports, and Japanese pro football club Tokyo Verdy beginning in April. The Esports Koto Gakuin, which translates to “Esports High School” in...
Friday January 21, 2022. 02:31 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — A.L.I. Technologies successfully conducted drone demonstration experiments to support an isolated town in Shimanto town, Kochi Prefecture. Like many rural areas in Japan, Shimanto is grappling with an aging population, and one aspect of this reality...
Thursday January 20, 2022. 01:57 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Meiji University Professor Homei Miyashita has unveiled a device he calls “Taste The TV” (TTTV), and it has really got tongues wagging. The TTTV may both create a new immersive television experience and also revolutionize artificial flavors as the...
Wednesday January 19, 2022. 02:08 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — JP Rakuten Logistics, a drone delivery company, conducted an experiment of delivering relief supplies via drone to a 105 meter-high apartment building in Makuhari New City, Chiba, positing the scenario of a major disaster. In the experiment, a...
Tuesday January 18, 2022. 02:52 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Shenzhen-based Huawei is set to begin selling large-scale battery systems that store renewable energy to Japanese customers as of March 2022. This initiative follows only one year after Tesla launched sales of a similar technology in Japan, adding...
Friday January 7, 2022. 01:33 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Japan Post has conducted demonstration experiments of a package delivery system that links the roles of drones and robots. The experiments conducted in December started out with a worker at Okutama Post Office in the center of Okutama town, Tokyo,...
Monday January 3, 2022. 03:03 AM
By Tim Hornyak Akihabara News (Tokyo) — By 2050, nearly 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities, up from 55% in 2018, according to the United Nations. Can existing streets, highways, bridges and other infrastructure cope with the influx of vehicles to move...
Wednesday December 22, 2021. 02:51 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Osaka Mayor Ichiro Matsui is taking political heat after it was revealed that local taxpayers will be footing an additional ¥80 billion (US$700 million) bill to decontaminate the land earmarked for the MGM-Orix Integrated Resort (IR), including a...
Monday December 20, 2021. 01:35 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The Japanese government is expected to lift its ban on Level 4 drone flights, perhaps as soon as April of next year. Currently, some beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone flights can be permitted in “less populated areas” such as the remote...
Friday December 17, 2021. 07:39 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The release of the Soten drone this month represents a milestone in the low-profile campaign of the Japanese government to sweep China-made drones out of the Japanese market, allegedly over security and human rights concerns. This campaign dates back...
Thursday December 16, 2021. 08:34 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The first mass-produced drones commissioned by the Japanese government have been released for sale with a focus on securing drones from malicious hackers. In a project carried out by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) through the New...
Wednesday December 15, 2021. 07:26 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — AirMobility has begun practical tests of its AirNavi eVTOL (flying car) navigation system in Toba city, Mie Prefecture. In the current test, AirNavi was connected to a drone, which it successfully guided to a location 2.7 kilometers distant at an...
Tuesday December 14, 2021. 01:13 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — China’s EHang 216 has become the first eVTOL (flying car) to conduct an outdoor test flight in eastern Japan. This the first flying car tests to receive official Japan government permission for outdoor flights in the region. The test took place on...
Sunday December 12, 2021. 11:51 PM
By Astrid Walmer Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Mara Arguello is an Argentinian entrepreneur who established a catering business called Raices (roots in Spanish) in Shizuoka four years ago. She specializes in homemade Argentinian dishes, which in pre-pandemic times she used to...
Friday December 10, 2021. 01:49 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — The anticipated Sony drone is now available for purchase and the first shipments are expected to go out on December 24. It is definitely aiming for the premium, professional segment of the air photography market: The Airpeak S1 has a price tag of...
Thursday December 9, 2021. 01:36 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Drone Fund, a venture capital specializing in drone and air mobility, announced that it has successfully reached its ¥10 billion (US$88 million) target for its third fund. Drone Fund III was launched in May 2020. It was able to reach its investment...
Wednesday December 8, 2021. 12:55 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — New Mie Governor Katsuyuki Ichimi has flashed the yellow card to IR development plans at Nagashima Spa Land, a major amusement park in Kuwana city, almost certainly dooming the long-shot initiative. “The biggest problem,” the governor explained...
Tuesday December 7, 2021. 01:04 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Casinos Austria has unveiled a revised draft plan for the design of its proposed ¥350 billion (US$3.2 billion) Integrated Resort (IR) including a casino at the Huis Ten Bosch theme park in Sasebo city, Nagasaki. The design is strikingly different...
Friday December 3, 2021. 05:22 AM
Akihabara News (Tokyo) — Nissan Motor has unveiled a Moon rover prototype jointly developed with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Since it began collaborating on the project with JAXA at the beginning of 2020, Nissan has been focusing on the rover’s power and co...
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