Japan archive

  • Fujitsu and Toshiba to combine for mobile assault
    Phones

    Fujitsu and Toshiba to combine for mobile assault

    By 18 June 2010

    Electronic giants Fujitsu and Toshiba are considering a merger for their mobile phone operations that would see the two become the second largest mobile phone business in Japan. Currently Fujitsu is ranked third in Japan and Toshiba eighth but a merger...

  • VIDEO: Robot Priest presides over Japanese wedding
    Gadgets

    VIDEO: Robot Priest presides over Japanese wedding

    By 17 May 2010

    A couple who met through their mutual appreciation of all things cyborg have got married, with a 4-foot robot called the i-Fairy taking charge of proceedings. It's being billed as the first wedding ever to have a robot in charge and until someone shows...

  • Newsight unveils World's largest "naked-eye" 3DTV
    Home Cinema

    Newsight unveils World's largest "naked-eye" 3DTV

    By 26 April 2010

    Japanese company Newsight unveiled a range of autostereoscopic screens at the recent Finetech Japan 2010 expo in Tokyo. The displays, which include a 70in version, use the company's parallax barrier technology to allow viewers to see 3D images without...

  • Panasonic 3DTVs go on sale in Japan
    Home Cinema

    Panasonic 3DTVs go on sale in Japan

    By 22 April 2010

    Having only previously been available in the US, the Panasonic VT20 3D plasma is to be sold in Japanese electronic outlets from this weekend. However, unlike in the States and, shortly, UK, the manufacturer will be offering a 54-inch version of the 3DTV,...

  • Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan
    Phones

    Therapeutic ringtones proving a hit in Japan

    By 17 March 2010

    Latest reports from Japan indicate that the country is under the spell of a new craze - mood-altering therapeutic ringtones - which claim to be able to solve a number of life's woes; from motivation problems to improving your skin. They're the creation...