Lawson’s first futuristic avatar-staffed convenience store opens in Tokyo
Lawson Japan has opened 'Green Lawson' in Tokyo, its first convenience store staffed by on-screen avatars remotely controlled by employees. Aiming to solve manpower shortages and building a society where everyone can play an active role, this initiative makes it possible for even those with mobility issues to work. 'Green Lawson' is a sustainable store that tackles on social issues (e.g. food loss, plastic waste) with eco-friendly and sustainable initiatives, such as this avatar customer service and eliminating usage of plastic bags and cutleries. Click the link for more. Related...
Muslim-friendly, plant-based, healthy ‘Lactic Acid Bacteria from Forest Shirakami’ to boost product value
'Lactic Acid Bacteria from Forest Shirakami', a natural plant-based and functional ingredient developed by LAVIEPRE Co., Ltd., has secured the 'No Animal' and 'No Pork No Alcohol' recommendation marks by Japan Business Halal Association (JHBA). The ingredient is mainly available for food product manufacturers involved in health, beauty and sports, expecting to improve product value with its functionality. 'No Animal' and 'No Pork No Alcohol' recommendation marks are verification by JHBA that no primary raw materials of animal, pork and alcohol origin are used in the products by inspecting material...
AI human washing machine on its way for Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 in Japan
Science, a Japanese technology company specializing in bathroom and kitchen innovation, is developing a washing machine for human, aiming to complete it for the Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025.This human washing machine will use the latest "fine bubble technology"*1, a variety of monitoring sensors and an artificial intelligence (AI) system to create the most relaxing environment adapted to the user, to help heal your body and mind. Slated for 13 April–13 Oct. 2025, Osaka-Kansai Expo 2025 will be held on the Yumeshima Island in the bay of Osaka, where many futuristic and...
Answer to win authentic goodies straight from Japan, Japan Muslim Guide Campaign
With Japan has fully reopened its borders to all international tourists since 11 October, Muslim Travelers' Guide by Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO) is doing a special campaign that gives 5 lucky participants the chance to win some of the best, authentic merchandizes from Japan. This campaign is open to everyone all over the world until 30 November 2022. So make sure to enter now before the period ends! Also See:・Japan No.2 among non-Islamic countries, Provide info for Muslim tourists・What you need to visit Japan for all foreign tourists &...
Kyoto Yuzen by Kamedatomi “Kyo-Yuzen x Hijab”
Kamedatomi Co. LTD, a long-established Kyo-Yuzen dyeing company in Kyoto, manufactures hijab worn by Muslim women in the traditional Japanese patterns of kimonos. It is looking to expand its sales channels to Asia, including Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. For more information on the work, please visit the link below.
How Japan’s foreign residents can benefit with new tax donation platform
Japan's first website for foreigners living in Japan about hometown tax payment, "Furusato Japan", is now open.Provided by Luxurique, one of the best features of this web service is that it is available in English and foreign residents who pay taxes in Japan can also use it without any worries. (more…)
Massive anime database “Anime TAIZEN” officially launched
Anime culture—a Japanese culture that has become a global phenomenon. A comprehensive database of anime information, 'Anime TAIZEN', has now been opened to the public.Starting in 2017, the 'Anime NEXT_100' project was launched to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Japanese commercial animation in the theatres. (more…)
Real-time shade map to avoid Japan’s blazing summer heat
click photo to enlarge Navitime Japan, a prominent Japanese navigation service provider, has launched 'Hikage Map' (=Shade Map) on its walking application ALKOO by NAVITIME for Android OS. (more…)
Grand opening of the 3rd Asian food specialty store in Tokyo
Laox Group Shadi Co., Ltd. announced on Friday, July 22, 2022, the expansion of its Asian food specialty store "Asia-Taiyo Ichiba"ーHuge Selection of Items for Asians in Japan. The third store of "Asia-Taiyo Market" (Asia Sun Market) grand-opened in Hamadayama, Tokyo. This store is its third store in Japan and the first store in Suginami-ku, Tokyo. "Take the authentic taste to your table" - it has a wide variety of products where you can find authentic seasonings, processed foods, frozen foods, halal foods that can only be found in the...
AI guide with same-time translation at 4 JR stations
Four JR Yamanote Line stations (Shinagawa, Shibuya, Ikebukuro and Akihabara) have installed an AI avatar guide, AI Sakura-san, to assist passengers accessing the stations. (more…)
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UNIQLO UT PEACE FOR ALL project: Hana Tajima Graphic T-Shirt
The world needs peace now more than ever. With just a simple T-shirt, UNIQLO can help make the world a better place. Introducing the UNIQLO UT PEACE FOR ALL project: an ongoing collection of T-shirts designed by world-renowned leaders in art, design, literature, science and sport. HANA TAJIMA Designer / UK-born fashion designer, Hana Tajima is changing the way women dress all over the world. Her contemporary, functional designs, which are both culturally sensitive and extremely versatile, continue garnering international attention.