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Come See the Future | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Japan's science museums are attracting attention around Asia. The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, located in Tokyo's Koto City, has become a destination for school trips for students from China and other countries.

A Shopping Revolution | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Some convenience stores, supermarkets, and other retailers are attaching integrated circuit tags to their merchandise. The use of this technology not only enhances convenience for the consumer but also boosts efficiency for retailers.

Roses Are Blue | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
It was announced on June 30 that Suntory and an Australian company, Florigene, had pulled off the feat of genetically engineering the world's first blue rose, something that had long been considered the holy grail of horticulturalists.

NIPPONIA
Japanese products are setting global standards, at times in some surprising fields. Some of the world's strongest, biggest or smallest products can also be found in Japan. Read this Nipponia feature to discover more in this journey to the land of technology.

Videophone - Monthly News - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Advances in multimedia technology are enabling hospitalized children to participate in classes that are taught at schools. Last year, the city of Koshigaya in Saitama Prefecture initiated a program linking an elementary school with a hospital by videophone, and three other Japanese cities are now gearing up to offer interactive links of their own.

Early Warning | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Recent technological advances mean that it may now be possible to warn people of an earthquake before the most destructive tremors strike.

Painless Injections | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Though injections are vital for preventing and treating diseases, they are almost universally disliked. The fear of injections, however, may soon be a thing of the past. In July 2005, a painless needle went on sale to hospitals and other medical facilities.

Battery Breakthrough | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
NEC recently announced the development of an ultra-thin, flexible, rechargeable battery. A mere 0.3 mm thick, this wafer-thin battery holds great promise for wearable computers and other applications.

A New Kind of “Dry” Cleaning | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Sanyo Electric Co. has developed a household washing machine like no other: It can use air to wash clothes.

Watches Made in Japan - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Watches are the product of research and development�efforts aimed at achieving ever higher standards of precision and�design. In this article we introduce new Japanese watch technologies�that have appeared since 1969, when the quartz watch went on sale. We�will take a look at the ability of some new watches to send and�receive information, technology that is set to spread in the coming�years.

High-Tech Toilets - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
Everybody goes to the toilet every day. Since we use the toilet several times each day, it should always be kept clean and comfortable. Japan's technology is among the most advanced in the world in this respect. This article offers a brief overview of the history of toilets in Japan and an introduction to the latest technologies.

Mobile Phones - Hi-tech - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
With the appearance of mobile phones, individuals are now able to carry their own personal telephones. This has changed the way people use the phone and even the way people live. Let's look at when and how mobile phones appeared and the impact on society that this technology has had.

Unraveling the Riddles of the Deep | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
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Unraveling the Riddles of the Deep | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
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Unraveling the Riddles of the Deep | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
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Pagoda in the Sky | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Close Testing the earthquake resistance of a five-story pagoda. (C)NPO Corporation Forum for Wood Architecture / Building Research Institute

Pagoda in the Sky | Sci-tech | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Close A recent picture of the Sky Tree under construction, at a height of 398 meters.

Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan - What's Cool in Japan - Archives - Kids Web Japan - Web Japan
This article introduces the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan, a vast six-month-long event showcasing environmentally friendly technology and lifestyles for the twenty-first century.

Rice-Planting Robot | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
Rice is the staple food in Japan, and the planting of rice seedlings has been a backbreaking, yet essential, job since ancient times. Now, a group of scientists is working on a project that would hand the delicate task of inserting rice seedlings into paddies over to robots.

Expo 2005 Feature 4 | Science and Technology | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
From March 25 to September 25, 2005, the eastern hills of Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, will play host to the 2005 World Exposition. A total of 21 countries in Europe will hold their exhibits in Global Common Four.

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