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Handie: An affordable, functional prosthetic hand, made in Japan with 3D printing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMHgU2y21O4&w=620&h=350] See the original article in Japanese Before we go any further, please check out the movie above. What you're looking at is one of...
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Japanese social illustration service Pixiv launches e-commerce platform for creators

See the original article in Japanese Pixiv, Japan’s popular online social illustration platform, has just announced a new service. It’s called Booth, and it...

This popular Japanese mobile stylus was born from shoe-making technology

When it comes to tablet pens, there are so many options available for consumers. But recently here in Japan, one tablet stylus called Touch...

Cerevo’s futuristic smart power strip, with mobile integration, now available for pre-order

See the original story in Japanese. Tokyo-based Cerevo, a startup focused on manufacturing internet-enabled gadgets, recently introduced Otto, a smart power strip that lets you...

5 great ideas acknowledged at Yahoo Japan’s ‘Internet Creative Awards’

Here in Japan, internet giant Yahoo Japan holds its 'Internet Creative Awards'. The awards began back in 2006 to discover and support digital creators....

Handy mouse/scanner combo from Japan reads and saves your text for you

Japan, for all its futuristic technology, is still very much a nation that loves paperwork, especially at the office. People work with paper documents...
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Japan’s ‘little satellite that could,’ 27cm³, launches into space

Our readers may remember a feature that we did on Japan’s Weathernews (TSE:4825) back in April. The company has made a major business in...

Fill out forms fast with beautifully designed Japanese stamp

There are a growing number of crowdsourcing sites here in Japan. Kibidango is one of them. Its name is inspired by a famous story...
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How to turn your iPhone into a retro television on the cheap

One of my favorite things about Japan is the abundance of creative gadget and accessory makers here. Among the more interesting ones is Hashy...

Traditional Japanese pottery decoration now comes as a DIY kit

We all have those moments when we want to do something out of the ordinary, something creative. If you don’t know where to start,...