Deep in Tokyo's Shinjuku district is a place of wonder and technology, an explosive spectacle of robots, glitz and lasers: the Robot Restaurant.
The country will outline its plans to manage the crypto-currency later this week, and could limit banks' handling of it.
Japanse warriors combine with "Star Wars" for Darth Vader and Stormtrooper costumes designed to look like samurai in space.
An intrepid iPhone went on an accidental journey across the sea after getting sucked into a grain elevator, but a happy ending was in order.
The fascination with weird and wonderful robots at the Android: What is a Human? exhibition continues, as Japan unveils the world's first android newscasters.
Call it AI coffee, or a silly gimmick, but you can download a female friend who lives in your local coffee vending machine.
The country says it will make a final decision on the matter after it hears more arguments from both sides.
A university spinoff's disaster-aid robot claims top honors at a Pentagon-sponsored competition. Oh, and it's now part of Google's robot fleet.
Machine tool and component makers in Japan are seeing brisk orders as components for the next-generation iPhone go into production. But Japanese suppliers are also looking beyond Apple.
What's the next best thing to a real iPhone 5C? Japan's Iosys believes it's an iPhone 5C look-alike running Android.