Category: Japan

Going Japanese: Trends in Consumerism

Going Japanese: Trends in Consumerism

What comes to mind when you think of Japan? Probably a diverse mix of images: traditional Geishas, cherry blossom and tea ceremonies alongside humanoid robots, Anime and Manga, ultra-trendy urbanites, high-speed trains and high-tech consumerism, obviously. No? Just the Tsunami? Time to look more closely. History is an interesting phenomena, especially when you use it […]

The Train Line

The Train Line

The history of trains is beloved of every young trainspotter and uber-geek, and it does make fantastic reading. From the revolutionary Rocket through to the high speed journeys of the Mallard and the Flying Scotsman, Japan’s sleek electric Bullet and France’s pride and joy, the TVRs, and on to the mindblowingly-fast Maglev, it is true […]

More Forward Please

More Forward Please

When it comes to the cutting edge of robotics, the Japanese are sharpening it year-on-year while the rest of the world simply watches on in wonder. Maybe it’s because they are so interested in the whole subject that they are so driven to explore the whole area of robotics, in the same way, perhaps, that […]

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