Newest Honda ASIMO Robot

“The 4ft tall, 115-pound robot now features 5 dextrous fingers on each hand with force feedback sensors. As we saw in its first North America demonstration on Wednesday, ASIMO can pick up a sealed container filled with orange juice, unscrew the top, pick up a paper up with its other hand, pour the juice & carefully set both cup & container back on the table.” — Mashable

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Full Body Suit Fetish?

“Wearing skin-tight body suits has become a way of life for some in Japan who insist it gives them sexual liberation — and they’re looking for new recruits.” — AFP

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Dvorak – Symphony No. 9

“B-Classic presents The Classical Comeback: a new music video format that gives classical music the same recognition as pop and rock music by combining the timeless emotion of classical music with the visual talent of a contemporary director.” — B-Classic

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Robot Eyes

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“Invented by Dr. Hirotaka Osawa at Japan’s Tsukuba University, AgencyGlass takes the load off your facial muscles and the emotional centers of your brain with a Bluetooth computer and a pair of OLED displays. The built-in gyroscopes steer your fake eyes to coincide with your real head’s position (for instance, looking up with a thoughtful expression when you tilt your head back), and a shirt-pocket camera tracks the faces of the people around you to maintain polite, piercing (fake) eye contact.” w/ photo + video

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Japanese Girl Vs. Pro Wrestler

“This little girl named Haruka does an incredible job taking on Canadian professional wrestler Kenny Omega, and shows that she can sell a ‘match’ better than some of the women (and men!) doing this for a living today.” — Josh Waight

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Google’s Magic Hand

“Today, we are proud to announce the new version of Google Japanese Input — the Magic Hand version. We have developed a device that helps make input on touchscreens even more accurate and convenient.” — Google Japan

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Japanese Crying Seminars?

“For most of us, crying means sadness. But, can the act of crying lead to a better mood? An expert in Japan says yes & he is helping people learn to cry for joy. It may sound a little strange but many people say that it is liberating. Takashi holds crying seminars 2x a month.” — KTNV

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