Navigation Satellite Reaches Target

Michibiki SatelliteJapan's first navigation satellite has arrived on station more than 20,000 miles over Asia to improve positioning coverage in mountainous terrain and urban centers.

The Michibiki satellite entered its quasi-zenith orbit early Monday, Japanese time, the country's space agency announced. The orbit stretches from a low point of 20,268 miles to a high point of 24,202 miles.

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Hair Washing Robot

Panasonic Hair-washing robotA hair-washing robot designed to wash and dry hair using 16 robotic fingers and two motorised arms is to be unveiled in Japan.

The Japanese robot, created by scientists at Panasonic Corporation, has been created to replicate the hands of a human hair stylist, and is designed to help with the care of the country's "silver generation".
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Sharp Launches 2 Android Tablets

Sharp GalapagosJapanese tech giant Sharp announced it would launch a 5.5-inch and a 10.8-inch tablet named Galapagos, as well as an electronic bookstore in December – but only in Japan .



Both tablets will feature Wi-Fi communication and are Android-based; the smaller model will have a 1024 x 600 LCD screen, while the larger version will boast a 1366 x 800 pixel resolution.

 
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Nintendo 3ds

Nintendo 3DSNintendo said a while back that it will announce the release date for the Nintendo 3DS on Sept. 29, which is this Wednesday.

The German Bild Zeitung reported in their Sunday print edition that the 3DS would launch on November 11th in Japan.The Bild Zeitung has not yet published this report online.
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Japan Digital Textbooks In Schools

Toshiba HQ in TokyoWorld’s third largest economy Japan plans to pilot electronic textbooks in primary schools soon to improve the role of IT in classroom teaching, media reports said.

Ten schools will offer all its students aged under 12 years tablet PCs and fit their classrooms with interactive electronic blackboards starting next month under the ‘Future School’ project.
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Ps3 Beats Wii

Sony PS 3 vs WiiWhen gamers think of Japanese gaming, Sony and Nintendo both come to mind.

Considering that Japan is the country of origin for the two platform holders, it would almost be a given if it weren’t for the struggling sales of Microsoft that make their platform a smaller influence in comparison.
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Donkey Kong

Donkey KongThe Donkey Kong series is based upon a video game created by Shigeru Miyamoto, featuring a large ape called Donkey Kong.

Donkey Kong was created when Shigeru Miyamoto was assigned by Nintendo to convert Radar Scope, a game that had been released to test audiences with poor results, into a game that would appeal more to Americans.
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Toshiba Canvio Hdd

Toshiba Canvio HDDToshiba is going after the entry-level external hard drive market with its line of Canvio Basics hard drives.

The Canvio Basics are available in a simple black finish rather than the multiple colors available in its mainstream Canvio portable hard drive line. The Canvio Basics drives come in 320GB ($79.99 list), 500GB ($99.99), and 750GB ($119.99) capacities.
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Sony Releases New Psps

Sony PSP HunterSony PlayStation Japan wasted no time at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show with the introduction of four new PSP packages, all of which have some interesting designs.

While there is no actual hardware upgrade within the new models, most of us can agree these cosmetic additions to the PSP-3000 family are uniquely good looking.
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Bomberman Videogame

BombermanBomberman is a strategic, maze-based computer and video game franchise originally developed by Hudson Soft.

The original game was published in 1983 and new games in the series are still being published to this day. Today, Bomberman is featured in over 60 different games.
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Pac Man

Pac ManPac-Man (Japanese: Pakkuman) is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.

Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium and an icon of 1980s popular culture.

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H2a Rocket To Be Upgraded

H2A RocketThe Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) intends to embark on major improvements to Japan's domestically-developed H2A rocket, adding high-performance capabilities and cutting down on launch costs in order to compete with Russia and Europe, which currently dominates the market for launching commercial satellites.

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Panasonic Lumix Gh2

Panasonic Lumix GH2The 16-megapixel compact DSLR camera can record full HD video and supports Panasonic's interchangeable 3D lens.

Panasonic has launched a compact DSLR camera that fits in the palm of a person's hand and supports the company's interchangeable 3D lens.
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