Giant VR Robots Are Building Railways In Japan

VRScout

Earlier this month, JR West—a major railroad transportation company operating out of Japan—revealed plans to use giant VR-powered robots in the construction of future railroad lines. The post Giant VR Robots Are Building Railways In Japan appeared first on VRScout.

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Japan suffers horrendous cell phone outage

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Tens of millions of cell phone users in Japan were unable to connect for most of the weekend in what’s believed to be the country’s worst-ever service outage. Mobile News Japan KDDI mobile phone outage

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Capcom Reveals VR Mega Man Game, Available Exclusively In Japan

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This week Capcom revealed Rockman VR: Aimed At The Virtual World , a brand new VR Mega Man game heading exclusively to the Prasaca Capcom Ikebukuro store in Kew Plaza Ikebukuro, an entertainment plaza located in Tokyo, Japan.

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AR ‘Mario Kart’ Ride to Open at Japan’s Upcoming Super Nintendo World

Road to VR

Universal Studios Japan today announced the opening date of its long-delayed ‘Super Nintendo World’ in its Osaka-based theme park, which is set to feature a Mario Kart -themed ride including AR headsets. Image courtesy Universal Studios Japan, Nintendo.

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Real VR Fishing Japan DLC Part 1 Arrives August 18

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Another DLC release is coming to Real VR Fishing — this time, it’s set in Japan. Announced this week, the first installment of the Japan DLC will release for the Quest platform on August 18. The Japan DLC follows on from the US West DLC, which released late last year.

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Here's What Makes Japan's Futuristic City So Smart

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Smart cities are slowly becoming more than just a futuristic concept, and one such location is already being built in Japan by none other than Toyota.

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Japan makes cyberbullying punishable by imprisonment

Mashable VR

Japan's parliament has passed legislation that makes "online insults", or cyberbullying, punishable by imprisonment. The amendment to the country's penal code will go into effect this summer.

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Panasonic to Offer Four-Day Workweek in Japan

GizModo VR

Panasonic has announced plans to offer a four-day workweek to employees in Japan in an effort to improve productivity and attract better workers, according to a new report from Nikkei Asia.

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

VRScout

Beginning this weekend in Tokyo, Japan, Ginza Sony Park will be hosting Ghostbusters In The Park , a massive live event celebrating the historic 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters. Led by trainers, participants walkabout Ginza Sony Park working together to exterminate ghosts that appear throughout the venue in this new attraction making its demo debut in Japan. Ghostbusters Rookie Training will be available from October 12th to December 8th at Ginza Sony Park in Tokyo, Japan.

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Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan

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The post Ghost In The Shell PVP VR Comes To Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Bandai Namco Ghost In The Shell Japan Multiplayer The Void VR Arcades VR Backpack VR Marker VR Tracker VR Zone ShinjukuThe popular Bandai anime is now a competitive multiplayer VR arcade game. Japanese VR arcade, VR Zone Shinjuku, is only getting cooler.

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These Guys Married A Virtual Bride In Japan

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As part of a publicity stunt by adult game brand Hibiki Works, close to 100 men in Japan got to take part in a virtual wedding ceremony, “marrying” a character from the erotic game New Wife: Lovely X Cation. The post These Guys Married A Virtual Bride In Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Adult HTC Vive Japan Marriage Wedding WeirdYou’ll need help during “kiss the bride.”.

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‘Astro Bot’ Director Nicolas Doucet Takes Over as Head of Sony’s JAPAN Studio

Road to VR

Nicolas Doucet, the Creative Director and Producer behind PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (2018), has been promoted to Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s JAPAN Studio. SEE ALSO 'ASTRO BOT' Behind-the-scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony's JAPAN Studio.

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One Of The Coolest Police Cars Japan Ever Had Isn't What You'd Expect

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One of Japan's police departments boasted an American muscle car among its pursuit vehicles in the 1970s, and that's just one of its many notable cruisers.

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Pico 4 Ships October 18 To Europe, Japan & South Korea For €429

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Pico 4 ships October 18 in Europe, Japan, and South Korea – starting at €429. Pico is no newcomer to VR – it revealed its first headset in 2016. Last year it was acquired by ByteDance , the Chinese tech giant behind TikTok.

Apple Jacks up iPhone and iPad Prices in Japan

GizModo VR

Apple products in Japan are becoming more expensive. Prices of the smartphone have been rising with the launch of new models, but this price hike in Japan seems to have affected even older generations of iPhones as the value of the Yen has… Read more.

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Final Fantasy VR Roller-Coaster Coming To Japan

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Available early 2018 at Universal Studios Japan, the Final Fantasy XR ride will send passengers on a spine-tingling journey through some of the games most iconic locations. For those lucky enough to make it out to Osaka, Final Fantasy XR will be available for a limited time at Universal Studios Japan January 19th – June 24th. The release of the experience is in support of Universals Cool Japan 2018 initiative.

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‘Yahoo! MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan

Road to VR

Japan just updated their iOS-based Map application to include a new experimental AR mode which superimposes a blue pathway onto the physical world for you to follow to your final destination. The AR function, which is only intended for walking routes currently, is available starting today on Japan-based Apple devices running iOS 11. Japan. Japan’s official mascots. MAP’ for iOS Now Has AR Navigation Mode in Japan appeared first on Road to VR. Yahoo!

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Japan Wants to Bring Artificial Gravity to the Moon

GizModo VR

Interest in the Moon has been reignited recently, and Japan is looking to get in on the fun. Researchers and engineers from Kyoto University and the Kajima Corporation have released their joint proposal for a three-pronged approach to sustainable human life on the Moon and beyond. Read more.

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The New Inu-Oh Trailer Raises Hell With Glam Rock in 14th Century Japan

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Microsoft Japan Concept Video Demos How HoloLens Will Help Pilot the Drone Ships of the Future

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The latest example comes via Microsoft Japan and a new concept video that shows off how the HoloLens will be used in the relatively near future to pilot autonomous ships. Japan's JRCS, a company focused on maritime logistics and the production and sale of electronic equipment for the shipping industry, has teamed up with Microsoft Japan to launch the JRCS Digital Innovation Lab.

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The Sega Genesis Mini Gets a Major Update With Sega CD Games and (For Now) Japan Exclusivity

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Today, Sega Japan announced an updated version of its Mega Drive revival that now includes Sega CD… Read more.

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Japan Hasn't Seen Cherry Blossoms This Early in 1,200 Years

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The cherry blossoms in Kyoto, Japan hit their peak bloom last week—the earliest date recorded in official records and, some say, the earliest date of bloom for the trees in more than 1,200 years. So gorgeous! So depressing!

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Tesla Just Created a Virtual Power Plant in Japan With More Than 300 Home Battery Packs

GizModo VR

Using Tesla’s Powerwall batteries, households on the island of Miyako-jima in Japan have built out a virtual power plant that can send excess power to the electric grid in their area.

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Japan's Top Dating App Got Hacked

GizModo VR

One of Japan’s most widely used dating apps recently suffered a cyberattack, potentially exposing the personal information of close to 2 million people, a new report from Bloomberg shows.

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PlayStation VR Headsets In Japan Live In Cute Little Prisons

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But that’s not what is happening for PSVR in Japan. Mark Macdonald, vice president of business development at Rez Infinite (PSVR launch title) developer Enhance Games, noted that Sony hasn’t done much advertising at all for its $500 headset system in Japan. We’ve asked Sony if any demo stations are hiding around Japan or if it has plans to roll them out, and we’ll update this post with any new information. “So Tagged with: display , japan , PSVR , retail.

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HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan

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Positional-tracking mobile VR and a new Ghost In Shell experience arrive this June exclusively in Japan. Entitled Ghost in the Shell ARISE, the VR tie-in will launch alongside the Link system this June in Japan. The post HTC ‘Link’ Headset Brings 6DOF To Mobile VR In Japan appeared first on VRScout. News Ghost in the Shell ARISE Ghost In The Shell VR Google Daydream HTC Link HTC U11 HTC Vive Japan Mobile VR Positional Tracking

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Nreal Smartglasses Launch In Japan

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Sony factory in Japan makes a PlayStation 4 every 30 seconds, mostly with robots

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Gaming News Japan Playstation 4 PlayStation 5 SonyA total of 32 robots are working in the factory in Kisarazu.

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Microsoft Japan Helps Godzilla Invade Real World Tokyo via HoloLens

Next Reality AR

The company behind Japan's beloved Gozilla, Japan's Toho Studios, has for years tried to give fans the sense of what a giant, nuclear-powered lizard invading Tokyo might feel like. Until now, those attempts have been limited to the movie theater, but now, with the help of the Microsoft HoloLens, Godzilla is finally getting its chance to invade the actual city, with terrified fans looking on from a safe distance.

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Japan's Central Bank Launches One-Year Test of Digital Currency

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Japan’s central bank has started trials of a new digital currency in an effort to experiment with how it might be used, the Bank of Japan announced on Monday.

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Somehow Japan Making Robotic Grandkids for Lonely Grandparents Isn't the Saddest News of the Week

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You know the world is churning out some depressing headlines when news that Takara Tomy has created a robotic talking grandchild to provide comfort and companionship to Japan’s elderly isn’t anywhere near the saddest news of the week—but it definitely comes close. takara studio ghibli industry economics economy of japan tomy technology internet companies

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Dozens of U.S. Marines Test Positive For Covid-19 in Japan, Angering Local Authorities

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Marines have tested positive for coronavirus at American military bases in Japan, according to a new report from the Japan Times. service members brought covid-19 with them from overseas or if they were infected while in Japan. But either way, authorities in Japan… Read more.

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With the 2021 Tokyo Olympics Looming, US Issues Do-Not-Travel Advisory for Japan

GizModo VR

State Department issued a Level Four: Do Not Travel advisory for Japan, urging Americans to exercise caution when traveling to the country just two months before it’s set to host the 2021 Summer Olympics. On Monday, the U.S.

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Japan's Newest Bullet Trains Can Keep Running on Battery Power in the Event of a Disaster

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Japan’s bullet trains are quite possibly the world’s most punctual form of transportation, and the safest way to hit speeds of over 200MPH without leaving the ground. bullet train japan earthquake n700s transportation safety

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Researchers in Japan Just Set a Staggering New Speed Record for Data Transfers

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Researchers in Japan just set a new fiber optic data transmission record with a technique that’s compatible with existing cable infrastructure ,… Read more.

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Mysterious Monkey Mayhem: Macaques Are Suddenly Terrorizing People in Southwestern Japan

GizModo VR

In just the past few weeks, wild monkeys have attacked at least 58 people in and around the city of Yamaguchi in southwestern Japan, and no one seems to know exactly why, according to a report from the Associated Press. “I

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Japan’s New Fukushima Plan: Dumping Radioactive Wastewater Into the Sea

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The Japanese government said Tuesday that it would start releasing contaminated water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster into the Pacific Ocean, outlining a long-expected plan that is, understandably, upsetting a whole lot of people. Read more.

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