tokyo

doomsday

Japan Just Executed the Leaders of an LSD-Fueled Doomsday Science Cult

The wild story of Aum Shinrikyo, a religious cult steeped in science and high technology that carried out a deadly sarin attack in Tokyo in 1995.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.6.18
Mt. Gox

The Former CEO of Mt. Gox Is Going to Trial for Allegedly Embezzling Bitcoins

The trial may close a notorious chapter in bitcoin’s history.
Jordan Pearson
7.10.17
Dragon Ball Z

Virtual Reality 'Mario Kart' Is Coming to Japanese Arcades

Namco is opening the ‘largest VR entertainment facility’ in Shinjuku.
Zack Kotzer
6.13.17
cyberpunk

We Talked to the 'Ghost in the Shell' Director About Weed, Whitewashing, and Cyberpunk

Rupert Sanders tells us about the journey he went on to make the live-action adaptation of the 1995 anime classic, and the controversy over casting Scarlett Johansson.
Matthew Giles
3.31.17
japan

Peaceful Gundam Wins Competition for Giant Fighting Robots

A young designer from Taiwan wanted to show that a battle robot could exist and find new purpose in a peaceful world.
Grennan Milliken
12.20.16
japan

This Japanese Company Wants to Sell You a Tiny Holographic Wife

Like an anime version of Amazon's Alexa.
Madison Margolin
12.14.16
videos

Digital Projections Can Now Stick To Your Clothes, Even When You Move

Making augmented reality more functional and fashionable.
Madison Margolin
10.19.16
japan

A New Japanese Cat Café Is Raising Awareness of Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Neco Republic want people to know that there’s no need to fear cats with FIV.
Emiko Jozuka
7.4.16
japan

These 360 Videos Show the Aftermath of Japan’s April Earthquake

Yoshiki Kitagawa recorded destruction left by the April 2016 Kumamoto earthquake in Japan to raise awareness of citizens’ plight.
Emiko Jozuka
6.15.16
YouTube

Cross Japanese Culture With ASMR and This Is What You Get

Just don't confuse it with erotica.
Emiko Jozuka
6.8.16
japan

Researchers Are Working to Replace Japan’s Rural Workforce With Drones

As the Japanese population shrinks, researchers are investing hopes in an automated workforce.
Emiko Jozuka
5.4.16
japan

This Satellite Uses Special Glue to Stick to Space Debris Like Flypaper

Astroscale is aiming to create two types of satellites to detect and destroy space debris.
Emiko Jozuka
5.2.16
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