Tag - gundam



Tokyo is filled to the brim with anime-related activities and attractions, but the best require a little digging to enjoy to the fullest.
LIFE / Travel
Feb 10, 2024
An anime otaku's blueprint to nerding out in Tokyo — and beyond
The first step to taking anime otaku-dom to the next level is to educate yourself on the history and evolution of the medium.
Akinori Ishii, of startup Tsubame Industries Co., sits inside the cockpit of ARCHAX, a giant human-piloted robot developed by him and CEO Ryo Yoshida, in Yokohama on Sept. 27.
Oct 2, 2023
Japan startup develops 'Gundam'-like robot with $3 million price tag
The 3.5-ton robot has two modes: the upright "robot mode" and a "vehicle mode" in which it can travel up to 10 kilometers per hour.
Japan Times
Jun 9, 2022
'Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island' returns with an upgraded look
Director Yoshikazu Yasuhiko rights past wrongs with this new interpretation of an infamous episode of the original “Mobile Suit Gundam” series that aired in 1979.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 5, 2021
Bandai Namco launches project to recycle plastic waste from Gundam models
The company plans to reuse the plastic waste for making plastic products, including Gundam models, as well as for thermal power generation.
Japan Times
Nov 30, 2020
Life-size moving Gundam statue unveiled to media in Yokohama
Visitors can climb to observation decks from 15 meters to 18 meters high on the Gundam-Dock Tower to have close-up views of the anime icon.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: GAMES
Aug 2, 2020
Ruins, crystals and robots: Classic games get remastered
La-Mulana whips you into shape; Crystal Chronicles gets even better; and Gundam fans get another chance to suit up.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2020
Olympic orbiter: 'Gundam satellite' hitches ride to ISS to promote 2020 Games
A microsatellite carrying model robots from the popular science fiction anime "Mobile Suit Gundam" was successfully launched to promote the Olympics, organizers said Saturday.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2020
From anime to reality: Mobile 25-ton Gundam robot to be built in Yokohama
What was once thought limited to the realm of animation is set to become reality in Yokohama this fall when an 18-meter mobile Gundam robot steps into action.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Sep 5, 2019
Japanese astronauts visit factory making 'Mobile Suit Gundam' models bound for space
Astronauts Soichi Noguchi and Norishige Kanai on Wednesday visited a factory making models of humanoid robots from the anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam" that are slated to be launched into space.
Japan Times
Aug 8, 2019
Shoji Kawamori: 40 years spent designing an anime future
If you've watched any robot anime in the past 40 years, there's a decent chance Shoji Kawamori had a hand in it.
Japan Times
May 27, 2019
'Gundam' robots to greet Olympians from space
The 2020 Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced on the 15th a plan to launch into space model robots from the anime 'Mobile Suit Gundam' to broadcast messages of support for the games to Earth.
Japan Times
May 16, 2019
Robots from 'Gundam' series to greet 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic athletes from space
Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced plans Wednesday to launch robots from the "Mobile Suit Gundam" anime series into space aboard a satellite that will broadcast messages of support to athletes.
Japan Times
Feb 7, 2019
Tokyo mecha bar targets middle-aged fans of the anime genre as it reopens following remodeling work
Sipping booze while being surrounded by a small army of robot figures may not be a relaxing setting for ordinary bar-goers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 2, 2018
Toymakers in Japan boost efforts to tackle counterfeits
Toymakers in Japan are strengthening measures against counterfeit products being sold overseas, especially in China.
Japan Times
May 10, 2018
Toy exhibition featuring plastic Gundam models opens in Shizuoka with an eye on drawing younger fans
A major toy exhibition featuring new plastic models of anime robot Gundam and other characters opened Thursday in the city of Shizuoka, with vendors in attendance looking to attract new generations of fans.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2018
Japanese engineer builds giant robot to realize Gundam dream
Engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam," his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has made it a reality by creating a giant humanoid inspired by the science fiction franchise.
Japan Times
Nov 4, 2017
Gundam towers over a transforming Tokyo
Every day, the towering full-scale Unicorn Gundam statue in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district undergoes a transformation, eliciting shouts of joy from visitors young and old, many trying to snap good photos with their smartphones.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Oct 15, 2017
Keeping an eye on new gadgets
Haro, the cute robot mascot of the anime series 'Mobile Suit Gundam,' is about to get real.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health / A MATTER OF HEALTH
Oct 11, 2017
Japan's health ministry enlists anime hero in battle against overuse of antibiotics
The health ministry has enlisted the help of Amuro, the protagonist of the popular anime series "Mobile Suit Gundam," in its battle against the misuse and overuse of antibiotics — which can lead to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
Japan Times
Sep 24, 2017
Gundam's 20-meter replacement statue unveiled in Odaiba
Gundam's upgrade was unveiled in Tokyo's Odaiba waterfront district on Sunday, giving hope to its corporate sponsors that the giant robot statue will become a new tourist attraction ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan