Techie gifts for creative kids

Digital | ON: TECH Dec 16, 2019

Techie gifts for creative kids

by Chiho Komoriya

It's the festive season and whether you take Christmas day off or not in Japan, kids will still be excited about Santa. This month introduces a few next-generation techy toys that are great for children but will probably be fun for the parents, too.

Little solutions for big disasters

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 18, 2019

Little solutions for big disasters

by Chiho Komoriya

Recent typhoons and heavy rains have left local governments in some parts of Japan having to deal with reconstruction, and residents thinking more about being better prepared in the future. This month On: Tech looks at a few gadgets that could be useful during ...

Startups get a boost in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Mar 17, 2019

Startups get a boost in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

Late February was a productive time for startups, with two important events taking place in Japan: Slush Tokyo 2019, a major nonprofit conference, and Tohoku Growth Accelerator Demo Day in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, a smaller conference that also offers advice to fledgling startups. Here ...

Japan's big moves at CES 2019

Digital | ON: TECH Jan 20, 2019

Japan's big moves at CES 2019

by Chiho Komoriya

This month CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show, took place in Las Vegas, with many Japanese companies showcasing new products. On: Tech looks a few that hope to change the way we monitor and use information.