Tag - robot



By the finale, I had completely bought into Samurai Restaurant Time's spectacle — a neon-lit festival with chants and cheers.
LIFE / Food & Drink
Nov 12, 2023
Samurai Restaurant Time gives kitschy thrills fit for Kabukicho
To replace the defunct Robot Restaurant, the neon-soaked streets of Kabukicho are serving up a kitschy second course.
Japan Times
Nov 23, 2020
Raise a glass in memory of Tokyo's messier tourist traps
Robot Restaurant and MariCar (or Street Kart or whatever you want to call it) were problematic tourist experiences, sure. That doesn't mean they weren't bold.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 16, 2019
Forget Fido, cuddly 'Lovot' promises to be high-tech pet replacement
Experience life with an endearing, big-eyed robot with lifelike features — including artificial body temperature and affectionate personality — that is being marketed as an alternative to pet ownership in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Mar 11, 2019
Japan's Komeito political party seeks international regulations on robotic weapons
A project team of Komeito, the junior partner in the Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition, has presented to Foreign Minister Taro Kono its proposals for an international agreement to regulate robotic weapons development.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / Wide Angle
Feb 21, 2019
Fans: Don't worry about a live-action 'Your Name.' remake; 'Alita' shows it can be done
It was the groan heard 'round the internet. Back in September 2017, J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions announced it had picked up the live-action rights to 2016 anime megahit "Your Name." Reaction from anime fans online was not exactly positive.
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
Oct 25, 2018
Robot security guard to be tested at Tokyo station in bid to boost security ahead of 2020 Games
A robot developed to serve as a security guard at train stations was shown to the press Thursday amid a growing need to boost safety in the run-up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Japan Times
Aug 28, 2018
Get ready for the robot invasion — of our classrooms
We may be wary of trusting robots enough to let them educate our children, but what if children were to help teach them a thing or two?
Japan Times
Aug 14, 2018
From the DJ booth, man with ALS taps into tech to brighten future for all
Masatane Muto slowly maneuvers the controller on his power wheelchair with his right hand to move around his Tokyo office.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
May 20, 2018
The new faces of today's technology
Drastic and subtle ways to give your face a virtual makeover, and a life-size anime service robot — what more could you need?
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Nov 4, 2017
Sawtelle Japantown: A return to one's roots?
A Los Angeles neighborhood is struggling to preserve its unique cultural identity.
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.
Japan Times
Jul 30, 2017
Venture gears up to field test self-driving delivery robot
As the country grapples with a growing labor shortage, Tokyo-based venture ZMP Inc. may begin field-testing the self-driving CarriRo Delivery robot soon as an alternative to aerial delivery drones.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Apr 16, 2017
Technological fun for the home
Gadget maker Cerevo has taken advantage of the hype surrounding this month's release of the Hollywood version of 'Ghost in the Shell' by producing a 1/8 scale robot model of the original anime's AI combat-vehicle Tachikoma.
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Mar 18, 2017
Spring improvements: Learn to program, exercise for charity and then pour the perfect beer
Ways to build a better understanding of coding
Japan Times
Feb 11, 2017
'Japanese Robot Culture: Performance, Imagination and Modernity': Yuji Sone examines the enduring love of robots
It is an experience many in Japan now know: a visit to a SoftBank mobile phone vendor that ends in an attempt to converse with a small, white machine called Pepper.
Japan Times
Nov 14, 2016
Japanese engineer sees evolution guiding next wave in robotics
What could be the next big thing in technology after the digital revolution?
Japan Times
LIFE / Digital
Nov 11, 2016
Japan races to become the robot capital of the world
Japan may have a long way to go before it can build a fully functional Gundam or Doraemon, but it's getting closer to bringing sci-fi-style robotic helpers and protectors into our daily lives. Japan Robot Week, which took place at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center from Oct. 19 to 21, showcased the...
Japan Times
Oct 4, 2016
Japan to host World Robot Summit in 2020
Cabinet minister Hiroshige Seko said the government will host a World Robot Summit in 2020 with the aim of promoting competition in speed, accuracy and quality of robot performance in the manufacturing and service sectors.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Jun 28, 2016
Osaka startup releases updated robot doll to keep seniors company
An Osaka-based startup founded by health care product group Fujimoto Holding Co. and toymaker Wiz Co. has released an upgraded version of a stuffed robot doll designed to be a conversation partner for elderly people.


Tokashiki Beach acts as a sanctuary for sea turtles and offers ideal snorkeling waters. It was also the site of the U.S. Army’s preliminary invasion that led to the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, which resulted in the deaths of nearly 150,000 people.
On Okinawa's Tokashiki Island, life's a beach — one of the best in the world