Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

Oct 26, 2016

Ginza's newest shopping complex to open in April

Tokyo’s Ginza district will see its newest and biggest commercial complex open next April as it seeks to attract more visitors by providing a luxurious and culture-rich experience, developers said Wednesday. With the growth of e-commerce, consumer behavior has been shifting, leaving traditional “shopping ...

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

Oct 20, 2016

Ghosn to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors

Nissan Motor Co. CEO Carlos Ghosn announced Thursday he will become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors Corp., vowing to help reform the struggling automaker. The news adds yet another leadership title to Ghosn’s resume alongside posts at Nissan and its major stakeholder Renault of France. ...

Launch of Sony PlayStation VR could be game changer for industry

Oct 13, 2016

Launch of Sony PlayStation VR could be game changer for industry

Sony Corp.’s PlayStation VR hit the stores on Thursday, capping 2016 as the year that many have called the dawn of virtual reality. Rival manufacturers Facebook-owned Oculus and Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC launched high-end VR headsets this year, the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, ...

Robotic penguin hatches from Umarete Woomo interactive egg toy

Oct 7, 2016

Robotic penguin hatches from Umarete Woomo interactive egg toy

An interactive toy that promoters hope will take the world by storm revealed its secret on Thursday after months of speculation. The egg-shaped product, named Umarete Woomo in Japan and Hatchimals in English, is developed by Canada-based Spin Master and hits the market Friday. ...

Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

Oct 6, 2016

Table tennis robot scores volley of applause at CEATEC

Steps toward developing an artificial intelligence were a central theme at the nation’s biggest annual IT and electronics show, and the crowds found no disappointment in Omron Corp.’s table-tennis-playing robot. Forpheus is appearing at CEATEC for the third year running. Now it doesn’t just ...