Got hay fever? No fear, the new ‘Pollen Robo’ is here!

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 in Japanese technology, News | 0 comments

For several years, Weather forecaster Weathernews Inc. has deployed a special robot at this time of the year to help Japan’s hay fever sufferers better navigate the pollen season. The new Pollen Robo designed for this year will be capable of collecting data on not only pollen, but also on PM2.5 particulate matter and yellow sand that blows across the sea from China. The company is dispatching 1,000 units across the country. Hay fever sufferers will be able to access the...

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An office for everyone: 5 share spaces in Tokyo for creatives and freelancers

An office for everyone: 5 share spaces in Tokyo for creatives and freelancers

Posted on Jan 14, 2014 in Must see, News, Things to do, Where to stay, work spaces in Tokyo | 0 comments

With the cost of property in Tokyo so high, and an estimated 6,000 people squeezed into every square kilometre of the city, more and more urbanites are starting to think small. As well as choosing tiny houses that provide everything required for living but with none of the clutter, people are learning that life is far easier if, rather than yearning for their own private spaces and a multitude of possessions, they learn to share. Following in the footsteps of movements such...

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Where to stay: 20+ cheap accomodations in Japan

Posted on Oct 30, 2013 in Where to stay | 0 comments

Japan can be a quite expensive country to visit. Still lately it has become a lot cheaper due to the weak yen so you can get a lot more yens for your euro’s and dollars than you did a few years ago. Admittedly, land prices are one of the most expensive in the world, which is why hotel rooms tend to be small and a lot more expensive than other countries around the world. If you have trouble finding an affordable accommodation, then please consider these alternatives....

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Things to do this weekend in Tokyo October 18- October 20

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Must see, Things to do | 0 comments

Innovative Sweden Wed Oct 2 – Fri Oct 18, 2013 National Museum of Emerging Science & Innovation This touring show of innovative designs has arrived in Tokyo, having already visited a number of countries, including the US, China and Brazil. Expect innovative design and technology from 20 up-and-coming Swedish companies in the fields of ICT, cleantech, gaming and life sciences, with the likes of eye-controlled computers and green mobile phone chargers on the bill....

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Things to do: Have birds eye view dinner in the Tokyo Skytree

Posted on Oct 18, 2013 in Things to do, Where to eat | 0 comments

Timing is everything at Tokyo Skytree. in daylight the urban sprawl below just looks banal; at night, the city lights gleam with romance, but you can’t see to the far horizons. get there for sunset, though, and if conditions are right, the view can be little short of magical. The same applies when you pick a place to eat at the city’s most popular tourist attraction. At peak meal times there are waits of up to an hour. But arrive early or as the crowds are thinning, and...

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