Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

Sumo Sep 9, 2019

Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media

by John Gunning

At first glance, sumo can seem intransigently stuck in the past. Training consists mostly of repeating the exact same movements day after day with little regard for modern sports science or recovery, and both clothing and rituals remain unchanged from what they were centuries ago. Dig ...

Gadgets that help to make it easy

Digital | ON: TECH Jan 14, 2018

Gadgets that help to make it easy

by Chiho Komoriya

Mobile shopping Cerevo has developed a cashless mobile vending machine for vendors wanting to set up shop anywhere without the hassle of a salesperson or a register. The Qvie is a merchandise container that uses 3G and 4G networks to allow customers to unlock it ...

New ways to find your voice

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 17, 2017

New ways to find your voice

by Chiho Komoriya

Sing on key with Yamaha This December Yamaha is finally releasing to the public something that vocaloid fans have been waiting for: the Vocaloid Keyboard. Designed as a keytar, the Vocaloid Keyboard allows musicians to play singing voices, including that of the turquoise-haired character Hatsune ...

Today's modern home helpers

Digital | ON: TECH May 14, 2017

Today's modern home helpers

by Chiho Komoriya

Robotic window wiping For anyone who despises housework, robot home helpers are a blessing. Everyone knows iRobot's Roomba vacuum cleaner, perhaps you've even heard of the same company's Braava floor mop. But what about a robot window cleaner? Robotically cleaning vertical surfaces doesn't sound viable, but ...

Business / Corporate Jun 28, 2016

Line shoots for ¥112 billion IPO amid market tumult

Line Corp., Japan's most popular mobile-messaging service, and its owners are aiming to raise as much as ¥112 billion in what could become the biggest technology initial public offering globally this year. Backed by South Korean search portal Naver Corp., Line and its existing investors ...