Giant VR Robots Are Building Railways In Japan

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

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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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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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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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Disc Golf Meets Feudal Japan In ‘Disc Ninja’ On Oculus Quest

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if you mixed the sport of disc golf with ancient covert agents from feudal Japan? The post Disc Golf Meets Feudal Japan In ‘Disc Ninja’ On Oculus Quest appeared first on VRScout.

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Location-Based AR Ghostbusters Experience Launching In Japan

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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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Panasonic to Offer Four-Day Workweek in Japan

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

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

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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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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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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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Nreal Smartglasses Launch In Japan

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Microsoft HoloLens 2 Assists De'Longhi Japan Call Center Agents Using Augmented Reality Product Models

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This week, the company unveiled a call center virtualization solution, developed for coffee machine maker De'Longhi Japan Corp.,

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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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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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Microsoft Japan Helps Godzilla Invade Real World Tokyo via HoloLens

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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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KDDI deploying new HPE 5G virtual base stations across Japan

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Japanese telecom provider KDDI is deploying more open standard 5G technology in a partnership with HPE to expedite 5G availability throughout the country. Mobile News 5G commercial 5G deployments HPE KDDI O-RAN Alliance vRAN

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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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TSMC to Build Japan's Most Advanced Semiconductor Fab

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To that end, TSMC this week has announced plans to build a new, semi-specialized fab in Japan to meet the needs of its local customers. Meanwhile, there are many things that make this fab special for TSMC, Japan, and the industry. The Most Advanced Logic Fab in Japan.

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Three Months After Release, People Are Still Lining Up for PlayStation VR in Japan

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Now, over three months later in late January, folks in Japan are still being forced to line up outside just to get their hands on a PS VR headset. In the images posted by Twitter user kaztsu , you can see hundreds of people across a wide variety of locations around Japan sitting, standing, and even sleeping outside to save their spot in line. Tagged with: japan , playstation , PS VR , ps4 , PSVR , sony. gaming PSVR Sony japan playstation PS VR ps4 sony

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Japan's Top Dating App Got Hacked

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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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PSVR Accounted For Over 90% Of Japan’s VR Headset Shipments In 2016

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Considering the average consumer’s desire for entertainment, it makes sense that some expect gaming to be the spark and it looks like the PlayStation VR (PSVR) is leading that charge in Japan as reported on eMarketer. eMarketer’s reporter compiled statistics from the International Data Corporation (IDC), finding that PSVR accounted for more than 90% of VR headset shipments in Japan by the end of Q4 2016. Tagged with: japan Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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‘Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience’ Launches on PSVR in Japan, Western Release Pending

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If you want to jump ahead and play Kingdom Hearts: VR Experience before it launches outside of Japan, it’s technically possible right now by simply setting up a Japan region PlayStation Store account. No special tools or interweb VPN trickery is needed to do this, although it won’t do you much good if you don’t speak Japanese; the experience (and the store) is entirely localized for the Japan region.

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Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle

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Oculus Education continues its ongoing streak of generosity with the expansion of its educational pilot programs to Taiwan, Japan, and Seattle. Japan’s pilot program, on the other hand, is focused more on connecting educators to students in remote parts of the country. The post Oculus Education Launches Pilot Programs In Taiwan, Japan, Seattle appeared first on VRScout.

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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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Yahoo Japan Invests In The Venture Reality Fund

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Yahoo Japan has invested an undisclosed amount of money in The Venture Reality Fund , which is focused on making investments in virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality. Japan, which has more 90 million daily users for its internet media, joins HP as a big company that wants to make sure it hitches a ride on the AR and VR gravy trains. Japan with insights into the AR/VR sector, as well as early access to leading AR and VR innovators, which will drive Yahoo!

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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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Report: Sony Expanding PSVR To Location-Based Experiences In Japan

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The Wall Street Journal cites sources “familiar with the matter” in saying that Sony is planning to roll out PSVR to location-based units in Japan after slower than expected sales. Tagged with: japan , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony Facebook Twitter Reddit More. PSVR Sony VR Industry News japan PlayStation VR sony

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Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan

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The second Zero Latency “arcade” home in Japan is expected to have all new gameplay content, new weapons and an entirely new upgraded motion tracking system. The post Sega Bringing This Multiplayer VR Arcade to Japan appeared first on VRScout. In Melbourne, Australia, there’s a warehouse where you can freely roam in VR, blasting zombies with friends as a team.

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Magic Leap Deepens Funding from Telecom Industry with $280 Million from Japan's NTT Docomo

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On Friday, the company announced that it has secured $280 million in funding from NTT Docomo, the largest wireless provider in Japan. Magic Leap's business strategy for bringing augmented reality to the mainstream has become even clearer via its latest funding round.

Sony Japan Studio Announces VR Platformer ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’ For PSVR, Teaser Trailer Here

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Sony Japan Studio today announced a new platform action game for PSVR starring the cute little robots made famous in Sony’s The Playroom (2013) and The Playroom VR (2016). Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Built for the DualShock 4 gamepad, your controller becomes visible in VR and is equipped with weapons including a hook shot, a water gun, and a ninja star, something Japan Studio says is useful for chopping spider webs, creating platforms or slicing enemies in your way.

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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

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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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In Japan, a lab is quietly building friendly versions of Dr. Octopus’ robot arms

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Over the last five years, researchers at the Information Somatics Lab in Tokyo have made significant process testing and developing Dr. Octopus-like robot arms.

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Play IRL Arcade Claw Games in Japan With Google's New Apps

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In a few months, Android users in Japan will be able to try their hand at one of the most iconic and infuriating arcade games of all time: the claw machine.

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