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Engineer Yasuhisa Toyota sought out by concert halls to shape sound

Feb 7, 2017

Engineer Yasuhisa Toyota sought out by concert halls to shape sound

Behind some of the world’s most reputed concert halls is a Japanese engineer whose finesse in shaping sound is so perfectly unobtrusive that all listeners hear is the music — in all its subtlety, texture and fullness. Yasuhisa Toyota’s talents are coveted as classical ...

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Apr 12, 2016

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears colorful shirts and crystal-covered animal pins. He is a noh dancer, a tenor and, of late, a filmmaker. His ride is a ...

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

Mar 22, 2016

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality — that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a setting. Glance, and a video-game character ...

Drone maker DJI eying Japan's massive photography sector

Mar 4, 2016

Drone maker DJI eying Japan's massive photography sector

Major Chinese consumer-drone maker DJI has its eyes on the potentially lucrative Japanese market after regulations on drones were relaxed three months ago. DJI Japan General Manager Allen Wu launched the latest model, Phantom 4, Thursday in a fashionable mall in Tokyo. In a ...