Japan

Food

7 Things You Didn't Know About Pocky

It's Pocky Day, so snap into some tasty facts about this mysterious Japanese treat.
Toyota

Corolla, Toyota's Car for the Masses, Turns 50

Here are some milestones along the way of Toyota Corolla's success and where it stands today.
Food Businesses

At This Restaurant, Human Interaction Is Discouraged

With its 'low-interaction dining,' food is the focus at Ichiran, a popular chain in Asia that recently expanded to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Corporate Culture

1 Year, 1,000 CEOs: How to Dramatically Improve Your Culture in 365 Days

How a Japanese CEO used the wisdom of his homeland, and lots of visits with corporate leaders to transform his company's failing culture.
Amazon

Amazon Japan Raided on Suspicion of Antitrust Practices

A Japan Fair Trade Commission spokesman said he could not confirm the report but added: 'I won't say the contents are incorrect.'
Toyota

Toyota Developing Tech-Enabled Taxi for Japan

The company is developing a next-generation taxi for the Japanese market and it has formed a partnership with the country's hire-taxi federation to explore uses for new technology.
Robots

Watch This Eerie Japanese Robot Breathe Just Like a Human

Japan is taking it up a notch on the creepiness scale as researchers unveil the new human-like Alter.
McDonald's

McDonald's Japan Shares Soar, to Collaborate on Pokémon Go Soon

The stock jumped as much as 7.4 percent to 3,775 yen, its highest since 2001.
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.
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

Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

The drink menu features unique concoctions such as the Wine Fraggino.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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