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ADVANCES IN PROGRESS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jul 13, 2015
Major players are bringing voice assistant tech to the fore
In sci-fi movies, it's common to see a character having spontaneous conversations with robots and humanoids, like C-3PO of "Star Wars" fame.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jun 7, 2015
NEC develops way to ID everyday objects
Envision a container filled with tens of thousands of metal screws made from the same mold. Is it possible to tell one from another?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
May 10, 2015
Robot arm startup taps 3-D printers in quest to make prosthetics affordable
Capable of accurately manufacturing complex products, 3-D printers are having a revolutionary impact on companies in many industries, including a small, Japanese venture looking to make a breakthrough in prosthetic limbs.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Apr 12, 2015
Lab photosynthesis begins to bloom
Toshiba and Panasonic are finding ways to mimic photosynthesis in the hopes of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by turning the gas into energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Mar 8, 2015
Virtual technology resurrects ancient sites
Mixing virtual reality from the past with present-day reality may sound confusing but it's actually a simple concept.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Feb 9, 2015
3-D printers take center stage in Japan's regenerative medicine
As public expectations for regenerative medicine mount, scientists are turning to the vast potential of 3-D printing technologies in their quest to re-create skin, blood vessels, cartilage and other complex human tissue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jan 11, 2015
AIST brings mind-reading technology closer to reality
Communicating via brain waves, by merely thinking, may seem like a notion out of the world of science fiction, but it would be a dream come true for people who are physically unable to express themselves.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Dec 7, 2014
Synthetic fluorite puts lens biz in focus
Iwatani Corp. brightened the outlook for camera fans in October by announcing it had developed the world's first viable technology for synthesizing high-purity fluorite — an element critical to making the world's best lenses.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Nov 10, 2014
Time for underground CO2 storage is now, advocates say
From renewable energy, fuel cells and electric vehicles to energy-efficient home appliances, people have found ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Oct 12, 2014
Japan rises to challenge of becoming 'hydrogen society'
Since the 2011 onset of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan has had to drastically revise an energy policy that had long heralded atomic power as its main source of energy.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Sep 7, 2014
Drone enthusiasts see bright future but legal hurdles await
Last December, Amazon.com Inc. created a buzz by releasing a video of a drone delivering a package to a customer's home. If Amazon launches its Prime Air service as planned in 2015, we could soon see unmanned aircraft whizzing through the skies to deliver purchases in as little as half an hour.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Aug 11, 2014
Future appears bright for indoor veggie farms
A 1,260-sq.-meter factory in Kashiwanoha, Chiba Prefecture, is kept extremely clean, shutting out external air because it affects product quality, and workers wear clean-room suits and take a warm shower before entering the facility.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jul 13, 2014
Cyberdyne's HAL suits give lift to mobility-challenged
Robotics engineer Yoshiyuki Sankai, 56, has been driven by his passion for innovative technology for about half a century.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jun 9, 2014
Algae underfunded in energy hunt
Could algae power your car? In the search for new energy sources, scientists are turning the green goo into oil.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
May 11, 2014
High-tech Japan jumps on wearable device bandwagon
Japanese firms are jumping into the race to manufacture a new generation of wearable devices that will link people more intimately with the Internet as they grow more dependent on gadgets to manage their lives.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Apr 14, 2014
KDDI sending futuristic technologies to a screen near you
While technology continues to brings us new and unexpected ways to make our lives more convenient, it is difficult to predict how much further it will evolve and the impact it will have on the world.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Mar 9, 2014
Honda's robotics tech headed for homes of the future
As technology evolves, every household is predicted to have at least one robot in the future, just as many of today's consumers feel incomplete without Internet access or a mobile phone.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Feb 9, 2014
Organic lights hold promise of softer glow
Cost-efficient and eco-friendly, lights powered by light-emitting diodes are taking off but may soon be upstaged by their organic cousins.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Jan 12, 2014
Display technologies set to turn heads in cars and windows
From smartphones and high-definition TVs to digital displays, display technology has advanced in leaps and bounds to become ubiquitous the world over.
Japan Times
JAPAN / ADVANCES IN PROGRESS
Dec 9, 2013
Ultracompacts zip into the future
In the near future, the nation's traffic scene may be characterized by the widespread use of ultracompact cars.

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Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on