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Watch 1,200 engineers switch an above-ground track to a subway in three hours

In March last year, Tokyu Railways spent one night lowering a train track at Shibuya Station to connect it to a subway station.

By November 19, 2014

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Celebrate Godzilla with $1.5M solid gold statue

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the classic monster film, one Japanese jeweller has crafted a tribute to Godzilla out of solid 24-karat gold.

By July 17, 2014

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For true panoramic images, toss this camera in the air. Seriously

The ball-shaped Panono contains 36 2-megapixel lenses and takes a 360x360-degree image when it is thrown into the air.

By November 12, 2013

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Rail-mad Japanese marry aboard Tokyo commuter train

Often overflowing with passengers, the famous Yamanote Line makes way for a special event.

By October 16, 2013

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$50,000 strawberry-picking robot to go on sale in Japan

This bot uses an imaging system to gauge when berries are ripe. It's perfect for making very expensive jam.

By September 27, 2013

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Pilots wanted for giant mech robot Kuratas

Inspired by animated mecha, Kuratas brings the sensation of piloting a 13-foot combat robot down to Earth.

By July 30, 2012

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Artist vacuum-seals couples for portrait series

Japanese photographer bundles couples in plastic, then snaps their picture. The results are captivating and strange--and available for viewing in a book and iPad app.

By January 18, 2012

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RFID hangers know what you're shopping for

A men's clothing retailer in Tokyo trots out smart hangers that trigger ads when you browse for duds.

By October 19, 2011

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Nokia to exit Japan by August

Nokia is shutting down its Vertu service in Japan, thus ending all presence in Japan by August.

By July 1, 2011

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Twitter, Facebook vital as Japan cell networks jam

Cell phone networks are jammed as millions of Japanese struggle in the aftermath of the 8.9-magnitude quake and the tsunami that hit the country Friday. Many are turning to social media.

By March 11, 2011