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The Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry is supporting the development of an artificial intelligence program that helps diabetics improve their dietary and other daily habits to…
Makers of Japanese cosmetics and various daily necessities are quickly increasing their domestic production capacity, as the rapid increase in foreign visitors has spurred an…
“Smart farming,” which brings together cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence, could hold the key to an agricultural resurgence in a nation of graying farmers and…
The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry plans to require automakers to obtain the government’s permission if they update the programs of systems installed in…
Professional foodie Yu Nakamura, 32, has always felt like a free spirit, more comfortable off-piste than on, even if that means traversing challenging terrain. She likes variety,…
The government decided Friday to ban in principle the use of plastic straws and cutlery in its cafeterias and to stop passing out plastic bottles to conference attendees — its…
The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will install a state-of-the-art video surveillance system at venues and the athletes’ village during the games in a bid to…
One of the key factors driving Japan’s unprecedented tourism boom is its culture of hospitality — epitomized by the concept of omotenashi, which can be roughly translated as “…
In a few years, perhaps for some the most dreaded household chore may be taken over by robots.Robot startup Mira Robotics unveiled Thursday a machine that performs a range of…
When we were negotiating for the purchase of a piece of land, the realtor told us that the lot we were interested in had no access to public waterworks, which meant we would have…