You have probably seen sushi restaurants where plates of different kinds of sushi move past you on a conveyor belt. These kinds of places are called kaitenzushi. Here's one where you order sushi on a touch screen and the sushi arrives on a little rail system, stopping right in front of you. I want to go and see how it works.
Paolo from Tokyo wanted to see if people in Tokyo are honest, so he set up a hidden camera and did things like drop a wallet on a busy sidewalk, leave a laptop and phone unattended in a coffee shop, and leave an unlocked bike on the sidewalk to see if people would take them.… READ THE REST
Take a virtual tour through the Japanese village of Nagoro, home to 200 scarecrows and 29 humans. Nagaro was once a thriving town, but over time most people left to get jobs in the city. A woman named Ms Tsukimi Ayano, the "Scarecrow Mother," has been making scarecrows for over a decade now and placing… READ THE REST
Japan is moving ahead with plans to host the Olympics in Tokyo beginning on July 23 despite massive public opposition. Hospitals in the country are overflowing with new Covid-19 patients and many doctors, politicians, business leaders, experts, and members of the public are calling for the Japanese government to call it off. The fresh wave… READ THE REST
You may not have heard about it, but earlier this month, America took another important step toward restoring life to normalcy in our post-COVID world: Sam's Club announced samples were back. Look, it might not seem like a huge milestone, but nobody can deny that noshing on a bite of a new cold cut variety… READ THE REST
For all their everything-ness, there are still some areas where even the great and powerful Amazon isn't all that. Sure, you can find just about any physical item being sold in the depths of Amazon product pages somewhere, but when it comes to software and apps, well, that's an area where the eCommerce giant mostly steers… READ THE REST
There's only so much squinting you can do at a tiny smartphone screen before you start wondering why we ever thought it was a good idea to build devices so small in the first place. Sure, portability is a plus, but when you're trying to watch videos on your phone, that itty-bitty baby screen won't… READ THE REST