According to The Japan Times, the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics plan to use expansive face recognition software at the games, scanning and tracking the faces of hundreds of thousands of athletes, journalists, and officials. Sources close to Olympic officials told the newspaper that the technology won’t be used…
So, you’re going to Japan, huh? Fantastic. You might have some questions. Hopefully, I’ll have some answers.
While Sega says it’s created guidelines for Sonic, the assumption would be that promoting-Sonic-with-Hooters falls under them. I guess? Today at the Tokyo Game Show, Sega announced that it will be collaborating for a Sonic Forces promotion.
So you dream of moving to Japan and making anime. But what’s it really like? Just ask Thomas Romain.
Budget carrier Jetstar unveiled a Spider-Man themed plane in Japan and filled it with Spider-Man cosplayers.
The life-sized statue of the Gundam RX-78-2 in Odaiba, Tokyo, was dismantled this week, after years safeguarding Tokyo Bay since it first appeared in 2012. However, before it went for good, its deconstruction crew gave it one last referential huzzah.
Just look at that! Workers pulling the head right off of the life-sized Gundam.
There’s no crazier playground in the world than Tokyo, and there’s no better form of transportation than teleportation. So watching BMX rider Nigel Sylvester zap himself around all the wild, weird, and fun of Tokyo through clever video editing is a helluva trip.
Stick out your tongue and wiggle it around a bit. Notice how unique and strong this muscle is, and how much it does for you. It’s one of the reasons why scientists are pioneering research into tongue input technology.
Vroom. This video of Tokyo called Tokyo Aglow by Justin Tierney shows the city by rail and by road, offering an especially hypnotizing take on an already electric city. The video accelerates the trains to hyper speed, and the effect bends the lights into what looks more like a trip through a space tunnel than a normal…
It’s not the best way to capture the uniqueness of a city like Tokyo—all the way up in the sky, and away from the energy—but these aerial views are nice, because they show off the massive sprawl and the lighting of city life at night. There are just so many damn buildings everywhere. And it’s so crowded. And being so…
In today’s ‘I can’t believe they’ve been funded’ news, a startup called Star-ALE wants to create a man-made meteor shower over the city of Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics opening ceremonies. But unlike fireworks, this pyrotechnics show will be visible from an area over 120 miles across Japan.
It’s hard to really capture the unique energy of a place like Tokyo because so much of what makes it special requires you to actually be there and feel it. It’s in the people, it’s in the overloading of the senses, it’s in the chaos that surrounds you. This video by Christoph Gelep, however, does a pretty good job in…
Vincent Urban filmed this totally bad ass video of Japan that captures so many sides of the country that it makes me want to immediately drop everything and book a ticket to experience what looks like the coolest place on Earth. From the frenetic city streets to the stillness of nature, Japan just does it better and…
To beat cancer, early detection is crucial. Now, a team of Japanese and American scientists has revealed extremely thin sensors that could one day be built into skin-tight, tumor-detecting gloves for doctors, who can share digitized findings with other physicians.
Soon, police stations could have a lot more dirt on you than just your fingerprints. Cops could soon be taking 3D mugshots that’ll give them unprecedented details of your face, and they’ll store it in a creepy nanny state database to help nail crooks.
It’s amazing what a change of perspective can do—and in this case, a simple camera perspective trick transforms a huge Tokyo airport into an tiny toys set fit for a playroom.
Japan’s Sport Council has had a turbulent few years deciding on a design for its Olympics stadium, but it’s finally chosen one. This sympathetic structure will be the focal point of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Fight fire with fire, so they say. Clearly Tokyo officials have been listening to that advice, because their police force is launching a fleet of net-carrying drones that will locate and capture other rogue drones being flown by members of the public.