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How Scientists Want to Trick Your Jet-Lagged Body Into Feeling Sleepy
Sleep

How Scientists Want to Trick Your Jet-Lagged Body Into Feeling Sleepy

Japanese researchers have synthesized molecules to regulate your body's sleep-inducing proteins.
Lydia Belanger
Japan Seeing Record Number of Cases of People Working Themselves to Death
Japan

Japan Seeing Record Number of Cases of People Working Themselves to Death

Japan has no legal limits on working hours, and people are dying either from cardiovascular disease or suicide due to work-related stress.
Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan
Starbucks

Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

The drink menu features unique concoctions such as the Wine Fraggino.
Lindsay Friedman
An AI's Novella Passes First Round of Japanese Literary Contest
Artificial Intelligence

An AI's Novella Passes First Round of Japanese Literary Contest

But fret not, we're not going to be out of the job anytime soon.
Lindsay Friedman
Only By Bridging Science and Spirituality Will We Find True Joy and Meaning in Life
Entrepreneur Network

Only By Bridging Science and Spirituality Will We Find True Joy and Meaning in Life

Dr. Dragos of Amazing University says that in order for us to create a future of abundance, we have to embrace both aspects of who we really are.
Entrepreneur Network
Japan Driverless Taxi Startup Eyes Partnerships With Automakers
Self-Driving Cars

Japan Driverless Taxi Startup Eyes Partnerships With Automakers

The venture has set the 2020 Games in Tokyo as a target to develop software to operate driverless cars and an online service to ferry athletes and tourists between Olympic venues and the city's transport hubs.
Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone
Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Chatty Robot That Acts as a Smartphone

RoBoHoN can dance and talk with people in addition to performing smartphone functions like texting and browsing the Internet.
Is Burger King Bringing a Burger With Black Buns to the U.S.?
Burger King

Is Burger King Bringing a Burger With Black Buns to the U.S.?

The burger has been a hit in Japan, and rumors are swirling it will make its U.S. debut for Halloween.
Kate Taylor
You Can Soon Buy an 8K TV -- But There's a Catch
Television

You Can Soon Buy an 8K TV -- But There's a Catch

Sharp's $133,000 ultra-HD television will go on sale in October.
Arjun Kharpal
4 Reasons to Pivot Your Business Toward Asia
Asia

4 Reasons to Pivot Your Business Toward Asia

Asia is an untapped market with huge potential, creating opportunities to grow businesses in a multitude of industries.
Zach Cutler
Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation
Bitcoin

Japanese Court: Bitcoin Can't Be Owned, People Can't Sue Mt. Gox for Compensation

A judge ruled that bitcoins don't have the 'tangible qualities' needed to constitute owned property by Japanese law.
Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan
Crime

Ex-CEO of Defunct Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox Arrested in Japan

Hundreds of millions of virtual currency dollars are missing.
How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts
Product Design

How Muji Created a Cult Following of Design Enthusiasts

Its products have no visible brand identifiers -- and that's proven to be a good thing.
Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies
Nintendo

Nintendo CEO Who Broadened Video Game Appeal Dies

Satoru Iwata's death comes months after he led the Japanese video-game maker's belated entry into mobile gaming following years of declining sales.