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EnchantMoon handwriting tablet unveiled, first orders sold out in an hour

Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. (UEI for short) is a Tokyo-based startup well known for providing backend-centric software/hardware solutions. The company recently started receiving orders for...

Presentations just got even more zen with Kokuyo’s ring remote

When you’re trying to make a persuasive presentation, you are unlikely to be sitting in front of a computer, just clicking through your slides....

Crowdsourcing Cute: How France’s Orangina is leveraging Pixiv in Japan

Since many Japanese adults grow up with anime and manga, it is only natural that brands try to communicate with consumers using characters that...
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A fine line: Shantell Martin projects freestyle performance art

At a recent FITC event in Tokyo I had a chance to hear renowed artist Shantell Martin speak about her artwork, as well as...

Japanese startups find creativity at Crowdworks

Crowdworks is the Japanese equivalent of design crowdsourcing sites like Logo Tournament or 99designs. It launched in March of 2012 and its total number...
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Japanese nail art enters another dimension thanks to 3D printing

Japan has an abundance of fun 3D printing projects, such as Fotofig which we featured just recently. And while many such projects are a...

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...

Futuristic new SnanSnap is contactless, scans books without harming them

Many of you may already be familiar with ScanSnap, a personal document scanner made by the folks at Fujitsu, letting you scan and digitalize...

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...

Honda’s innovation history in a magical 2-minute video

Japanese automotive giant Honda is generally considered to be an exceptional company because of its principles and lean manufacturing. From motorcycles to cars to...

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