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[VIDEO] Tokyo Rainbow Pride 2017 Parade

Daisuke Kikuchi reports: Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people paraded through Tokyo’s Shibuya district on Sunday to express hope that Japan will further embrace gender equality and diversity. The LGBT parade was the finale [...]

[VIDEO] Fistfight Breaks Out on Flight from Japan to LA

One minute passengers were settling into their seats for the 11-hour flight from Tokyo, Japan, to Los Angeles. The next they were scrambling out of the way as a male passenger became irate and began throwing punches at another man seated in the row [...]

Meet Mikoto, the Medical Simulation Robot

Tomoko Otake reports: It looks and feels like a real person. It can cough, has a gag reflex and even cry “ouch!” if handled roughly. Meet mikoto, a next-generation medical simulation robot developed for students, young doctors and emergency [...]

[PHOTOS] Tokyo Rush Hour

Photographer Michael Wolf spent years documenting the world’s busiest travel system, capturing a claustrophobic nightmare endured by millions travelling across Japan’s capital. Cian Traynor writes: The Odakyu Odawara Line carries [...]

[VIDEO] REWIND 2010: Takeshita Dori Street Panic

3:30 p.m., Friday, March 26th, 2010, a crowded street scene, Takeshita Don, Tokyo, Japan. Responding to a rumor that a Boy Band celebrity, Arashi, appeared in the street, Japanese teenagers rushed out onto the already overcrowded street. The mostly [...]

Japan: Taking Cosplay to a New Level 

OSAKA — Keisuke Uranishi reports: An Osaka-based woman is amping up her creativity in a bid to make a difference as a cosplayer. Shiguma Aika is a famous cosplayer who became known outside Japan about 10 years ago. “I believe cosplay is a [...]

Japanese Robot Makes Sushi in Seconds 

The Japanese robotics manufacturer Kawasaki has created a bot that can prepare nigiri sushi in under a minute. As robots get more advanced, they will likely take over many jobs in the future — including those of sushi chefs. For a sneak peak [...]

China Restricts Exports of Drones, Supercomputers

China has been strengthening its control over its technology industry, as it seeks to avoid infiltration by foreign spies and build up globally competitive tech companies. Eva Dou reports: China is curbing its exports of advanced drones and [...]

First Robot Wedding Takes Place In Japan

Susmita Baral reports: Japan became the first country to host a robot wedding as people gathered in Tokyo on Saturday to watch two robots — Frois and Yukirin — get married. Sure, Frois and Yukirin may be robots but that did not stop the [...]