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Cloned Cultural Properties - Masterpieces and Famous Paintings that You Can Touch

"Cloned Cultural Properties" - Masterpieces and Famous Paintings that You Can Touch

The technology of dreams has been created; one that allows us to revive cultural assets lost in natural disasters and to directly touch cultural property that is normally stored under strict conditions due to its value.

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Changing Lifestyles in Houses of the Future

Changing Lifestyles in Houses of the Future

Life at home changes drastically when you can activate various services simply by where you are standing or by voice command. Such futuristic lives, previously experienced only in movies, will soon be a reality.

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Made-in-Japan Synthetic Fibers with Surprising Features

Made-in-Japan Synthetic Fibers with Surprising Features

Have you ever worn a shirt that feels cool in summer or underwear that warms you up in winter?Garments made of synthetic fibers feel cool, are absorbent and quick drying or have the function of retaining heat.

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Uncompromising Cleaning Techniques, Even Shoes and Bags Washed Whole?!

Uncompromising Cleaning Techniques, Even Shoes and Bags Washed Whole?!

Laundries are everywhere you look when you walk along the streets of Japan. One reason for their prevalence might be the Japanese seasons.

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Ever-Expanding Uses of Dry Cell Batteries, Originally from Japan!

EVER-EXPANDING USES OF DRY CELL BATTERIES, ORIGINALLY FROM JAPAN!

Dry cell batteries are essential to our lives today. People put them in TV remote controllers, flashlights and other electronic gadgets that are often used without thought in daily life.

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Hidden Like Secret Bases – Automated Multistory Parking Facilities

HIDDEN LIKE SECRET BASES – AUTOMATED MULTISTORY PARKING FACILITIES

Automated multistory parking facilities, which have machines automatically carrying cars to parking spaces, are quite a common sight in Japan.

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Protecting the Body from Pollen and Other Allergens

PROTECTING THE BODY FROM POLLEN AND OTHER ALLERGENS

Many people in Japan suffer from hay fever and can be seen wearing masks when spring arrives. Face masks sold in Japan have an extremely tight weave, so dust and pollen particles cannot pass through them easily.

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MAKING LIFE COMFORTABLE WITH SUNLIGHT

MAKING LIFE COMFORTABLE WITH SUNLIGHT

The 21st century has been lauded as “the era of the environment” as the world faces a host of problems such as global warming, as well as air and water pollution. As a consequence, there is a growing interest in Japan for new technologies that make use of sunlight.

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Growth of Convenient Car Sharing

Growth of Convenient Car Sharing

Car sharing, a membership system for the joint use of cars, is growing. The system is proving popular because you can use a car anytime you need one, and try out cars with automatic braking and other uniquely Japanese options that meet a broad spectrum of customer needs.

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A Cutting-edge Urban Water Supply Model

A Cutting-edge Urban Water Supply Model

In Japan, you can drink delicious tap water safely anytime, anywhere.

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Excellence in Usability – Stationery Made in Japan

Natural Energy that Supports Convenience -
Convenience Stores Open Every Day of the Year

Japanese convenience store companies are now working to make low-cost stores while reducing their impact on the environment by utilizing natural energy.

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Excellence in Usability – Stationery Made in Japan

Excellence in Usability – Stationery Made in Japan

Japanese stationary continue to evolve daily, aiming for the ultimate experience.

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LED For Communications Infrastructure

LED For Communications Infrastructure

In Japan, high capacity communication and plant factory using LED lighting has reached the stage of practical use.

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A Paperless Society

A Paperless Society

The latest models of electronic paper developed by Japanese manufactures are able to activate company meetings and transform school lectures into on-the-spot workshop in which all students can participate.

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Household Beauty Appliances

Household Beauty Appliances

Japanese manufacturers of household appliances are bringing out new handyelectronic beauty products which allow us to meticulously groom the whole body, including skin, eyes and scalp.

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Grow algae & change the world

Grow algae & change the world

Attention is focused on initiatives promoted by Japanese companies and research institutes that aim to develop algae as a resource, amid concerns over depleting energy resources such as oil and food crises.

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Even Steam is “Mottainai”

Even Steam is “Mottainai

In Japan, the technological developments in energy harvesting (environmental generation) that convert the faint energies from heat and vibration occurring in daily life into electricity are in progress.

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Leading the world with speed and accuracy

Leading the world with speed and accuracy

Biometric authentication technology, using vein patterns of the hand or finger, becomes the center of public attention as the most important technology of personal identification among the information protection measures.

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High-Tech Demolition Systems for High-Rises

High-Tech Demolition Systems for High-Rises

Advanced new high technology has been introduced to demolish high-rise buildings in Japan. High-tech demolition systems feature safety, energy conservation and environmental protection, and even visually beautiful.

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World-Class Underground Discharge Channel

World-Class Underground Discharge Channel

A world-class underground discharge channel has been constructed to protect residents from flood by using the very best of Japan's state-of-the-art civil engineering technology on the outskirts of Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

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Hera-shibori : Metal Spinning

Hera-shibori : Metal Spinning

Hera-shibori, or metal spinning, is a metal sheet-processing technique requiring exquisite manual work. Permitting higher degrees of precision than those made by state-of-the-art processing machines, it is indispensable for the manufacture of some products such as rocket nose cones and dish antennas.

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Water Plaza Kitakyushu

Water Plaza Kitakyushu

Japan has been doing extensive research on water-recycling and reuse technologies. "Water Plaza Kitakyushu" is one of Japan’s largest facilities aimed dealing with global water problems.

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Evolution of Head-Mounted Displays

Evolution of Head-Mounted Displays

Head-mounted displays (HMD) have been evolving in Japan. When an HMD is worn like a pair of goggles, it shows spectacular video images right in front of the wearer's eyes. Japanese manufacturers have developed various HMD video entertainment systems with breathtaking 3D images, taking advantage of LCD panels and CG technology in which they excel.

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Car Evolution

Car Evolution

In Japan, the development of next-generation cars is focusing on safety systems aimed at avoiding a collision itself, utilizing a high-tech evolution in sophisticated automatic braking and driver-warning systems made possible with miniaturized cameras as well as advanced radar and image-processing technologies.

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High-Tech Nursing Care

High-Tech Nursing Care

High technology has been employed in nursing care in the aging society of Japan, including automatically controlled beds based on human engineering and nursing care robots, to help care receivers live more comfortably.

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House Energy Innovation in Japan

House Energy Innovation in Japan

Japan is coming up with innovative housing "with a zero energy bill," counting on natural power, like solar energy and geothermal heat.

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Carbon Fibers

Carbon Fibers

Carbon fiber technology, developed in Japan decades ago, has come into the limelight for use in a growing array of lightweight, cutting-edge applications. Read More

The Japanese Bolt

The Japanese Bolt

Japanese industrial development has been sustained over the years by small, innovative, hard-working manufacturers. Today, major engineering firms around the world also rely on this advanced expertise. Read More

Winter Life in Japan

Winter Life in Japan

From ancient times, many areas of Japan have experienced long, cold winters— climactic conditions that have inspired a whole array of innovative countermeasures to help fight off the incessant chill of the season. Read More

The Latest Japanese Textiles and Knitting

The Latest Japanese Textiles and Knitting

Technological advances in the traditional weaving and knitting industry have revolutionized the creation of modern-day cloth and fabric, helping to generate an array of astonishing new designs, composition and quality.

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Gentle Yet Effective

Gentle Yet Effective

Colds have plagued humankind since time immemorial, and every culture has produced it own traditional remedies. In Japan, people rely on various concoctions of vegetables and herbs—and even sake—to relieve troublesome cold symptoms. Read More

Japan's Science of Odors

Japan's Science of Odors

When people consider odor, they have few pleasant thoughts. But in Japan today, scientists are conducting advanced research into the amazing benefits of using odor to prevent danger and detect disease.

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Yokocho

Yokocho

Japan's small, urban side-street pubs and bars are experiencing a new boom, as young people are flocking to them for camaraderie, conversation and relaxation.

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Japanese Fermented Foods

Japanese Fermented Foods

Used from ancient times in Japan, fermented foods provide an abundance of benefits, and it is not just their health and preservation attributes—they have become a core aspect of the subtlety, savoriness and depth of Japanese cuisine.

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Instant Phone Translation

Instant Phone Translation

Japanese cell phone and smartphone users will soon be able to talk freely with people who don't speak a word of Japanese. The new phones use amazing new technologies to translate spoken conversations in real time. Good bye, language barrier!

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Japan's K Supercomputer

Japan's K Supercomputer

Japan's K supercomputer is now the world's fastest, carrying out calculations at over 10 petaflops and opening up many new possibilities for advanced research and simulations.

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Green Tea

Green Tea

Around the world, Japanese green tea has been acclaimed as one of the healthiest drinks available, but few people know much about its ancient origins, varieties and popularity throughout present-day Japan.

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