Japan gets its first office building fully powered with solar energy

Business Feb 26, 2018

Japan gets its first office building fully powered with solar energy

The country's first office building fully powered by off-the-grid solar energy opened Monday in the city of Saga. Daiwa House Industry Co. is promoting the two-story, 2,400-square-meter facility as a "net-zero energy building" that offsets primary energy consumption through the use of renewable energy created ...

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

Business / Tech Oct 9, 2015

Laundry-folding robot unveiled at Tokyo trade fair

by Kazuaki Nagata

In a move that takes advantage of image recognition and robotics technologies, a Tokyo-based company is showcasing an unusual home appliance at the CEATEC trade fair. The invention, heralded as a world first by manufacturer Seven Dreamers Laboratories, is an automated laundry-folding robot, dubbed "Laundroid." ...