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It takes one to know one: How YouTuber Chris Okano built an agency to help his fellow J-vloggers

9 hours 41 min ago
This past week, Japanese YouTube heavyweight Hikakin appeared on NHK’s long-running business show “The Professionals” (“Professional: Shigoto no Ryugi”) where he discussed the “new job” ...

Figurative and literal lifesavers

Sun, 03/18/2018 - 03:54
Keep your ears open for BoCo Bone-conduction earphones, a relatively new development in personal tech that allows users to listen to devices without blasting the ...

An onslaught of new arrivals

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 03:39
‘Metal Gear’ is a survivor When Hideo Kojima , the creator of the original “Metal Gear,” left Konami, it seemed like the action-adventure series was ...

Changing the way that we live

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 00:30
The perfect room mate Tomotaka Takahashi’s first miniature walking, talking home-robot Robi was notable not only for being sold as a subscription-based DIY kit, but ...

With EVO Japan 2018, Japanese gamers finally get the home advantage

Fri, 01/26/2018 - 03:59
The video game tournament known as Evolution Championship Series had humble beginnings. Starting in California as a 40-person tournament between friends in 1996, it has ...

Beloved games get bigger and better

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 01:29
‘Dissidia’ breeding’ In the “Dissidia” games, “Final Fantasy” characters get together and beat the crap out of each other. The latest entry is no different, ...

Entering the drone age: Japan seeks to tap into the potential of unmanned flying vehicles

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:58
When officials from the Crisis Management Division of the city of Yaizu in Shizuoka Prefecture carried out emergency response drills last summer, they received a ...

Gadgets that help to make it easy

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 02:29
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 ...

Gaming is on a winning streak

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 02:59
The gods are back “Okami” is one of the most beautiful and imaginative games ever made. It first came out in 2006 on the PlayStation ...

Smart ways to communicate

Sun, 12/17/2017 - 02:38
The Babel fish stick When overseas, trying to speak an unfamiliar language can be a difficult and stressful task, especially if you’re on a vacation ...