Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

Dec 9, 2016

Projector robot moves, learns, alters shape

Cerevo Inc. said Friday it has launched a shape-changing home projector robot that can turn ceilings, walls and floors into displays. The Tokyo-based hardware venture firm’s new robot, called Tipron, is also capable of learning where to project images, moving to those positions by ...

DeNA CEO apologizes over information website plagiarism scandal

Dec 7, 2016

DeNA CEO apologizes over information website plagiarism scandal

The CEO of DeNA Co., whose health care information website and others have been under fire following accusations of plagiarism and inaccurate reporting, apologized Wednesday over the scandal, vowing to investigate what went wrong. “We’d like to sincerely apologize to all concerned parties and ...

DeNA pulls eight online services amid reporting scandal

Dec 2, 2016

DeNA pulls eight online services amid reporting scandal

A company behind a health care information website under fire over inaccurate, plagiarized articles on Thursday said it had temporarily suspended operations of eight other niche online services. It emerged this week that articles on DeNA Co.’s website Welq were not properly fact-checked and ...

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

| Nov 28, 2016

Slew of redevelopment projects give Ginza a face-lift

Tokyo’s Ginza district has established itself as Japan’s shopping mecca, drawing in people from all over the world. Yet the bustling area is further evolving, with several major redevelopment projects taking place this year and beyond. But how exactly is Ginza being transformed? In ...

VR wave to leave Japan awash in business opportunities

| Nov 21, 2016

VR wave to leave Japan awash in business opportunities

New technological innovations have a tendency to create new business opportunities, and the latest craze, virtual reality, is no exception. With the debut of cutting-edge VR headsets this year, many firms from video game makers, 360-degree-video distributors, arcade operators and cellphone carriers are gearing ...

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 ...