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America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.

By July 2, 2015

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Godzilla is Japan's newest, most imposing citizen

The fine folks of Tokyo's Shinjuku ward have welcomed a famous new resident. The fictional monster Godzilla, who lives atop a movie theater in Shinjuku, gets residency papers.

By June 3, 2015

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Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The gentle giant has been designed specifically to assist in caring for Japan's ageing population, taking on heavy-duty tasks such as lifting.

By February 25, 2015

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Japanese government wants fully-functioning toilets in elevators (Tomorrow Daily 191)

When earthquakes strike Japan, elevator passengers are often trapped with no way to relieve themselves, which is why the toilet industry wants to figure out flushable toilets in elevators. It's a great idea, and some must wish it happened sooner.

By June 9, 2015

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Flushable elevator toilets, coming to a Japan near you (Tomorrow Daily 191)

Khail and Ashley debate the usefulness of fully plumbed toilets inside Japan's elevators, explain why one band's album can only be listened to among trees and discuss a new "power glove" helping patients with disabled hands. #TDFlushed

By June 9, 2015

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Microsoft launching Surface 3 with built-in 4G LTE

The company is starting the roll out the devices in Japan, Germany and the UK. Sometime this year, they are due to come out in the US as well.

By July 1, 2015

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Uber's Japan car service hits roadblock as city cracks down

City officials in Fukuoka are debating with Uber over whether the service is a car-sharing operation or a research project.

By March 4, 2015

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Jolla launches Sailfish OS 2.0 with a call to Russia, India, China and Japan

The second generation of the Finnish alternative to Android will appear in phones and tablets this spring, including Intel devices.

By March 2, 2015

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Darth Vader looms large in 'Star Wars' snow sculpture in Japan

Japanese soldiers have built a giant sculpture of Vader and his Stormtroopers for the Sapporo Snow Festival. Who knew the Dark Lord of the Sith looked so good in white?

By February 6, 2015

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Starter kit for giant mech suit lands on Amazon Japan

If you've ever wanted your very own mech suit, you may now be able to snap one up for just 120 million yen -- if you live in the Kanto region of Japan. Oh, and there are other caveats too.

By January 13, 2015