The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

Aug 6, 2015

The ship that lays the Internet's backbone

Many people are probably unaware that the Internet used everyday to connect to content and people around the world is supported by undersea optical cable. On Thursday, NTT World Engineering Marine Corp. gave a rare media tour of the ship it uses to lay ...

'Masu' maker actualizes the warm glow of a cup of sake

Aug 3, 2015

'Masu' maker actualizes the warm glow of a cup of sake

A significant number of the exhibitors at the recent Maker Faire Tokyo, held at Tokyo Big Site, proved that traditions can be upgraded without shorting any circuits. A prime example would be the wooden drinking cup created by Gifu-based Ohashi Ryoki Co. The square ...

Electronic measuring tape helps slimmers check their waist

Aug 3, 2015

Electronic measuring tape helps slimmers check their waist

It’s a measure of how well your diet is working, but it can be inconvenient to check if your waist is shrinking by wrapping a tape around it and reading off the number. Six college students say a device they have developed does the ...

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

Jul 31, 2015

Shibuya shines in summertime Bon dance festival

International students and workers in Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward slipped into yukata summer kimono and enjoyed traditional folk dancing Friday during the district’s second annual summer festival. Held at a Shibuya hotel, the dance event aims to promote international exchanges as well as Japanese culture ...