The first-generation NSX was designed by a team led by Chief Designer Masahito Nakano and Executive Chief Engineer Shigeru Uehara. It drew inspiration from advanced aerodynamics and the F-16 fighter jet, while late Formula One World Champion, Ayrton Senna, provided input during the final development stages. Japanese tuner Liberty Walk decided to give it a modern widebody makeover with their latest kit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Japan-based Tone Mobile just launched its latest smartphone, the e20, which uses artificial intelligence in an unusual way to say the least. Simply put, it uses a special algorithm to prevent users from taking drunken / inappropriate photos of themselves or anyone else, while also being able to ‘connect’ with other devices and notify their owner if such a shot has been snapped. Read more for a video and additional information.
SEGA announced today that it will be rolling out Sega Catcher Online, a service that lets people to play real UFO Catcher machines online via their iPhones and Android devices. Simply put, this service enables users to control real crane game machines, such as UFO Catcher online, and can be played whenever and wherever, 24 hours a day. Prizes won in-game will be delivered to a specified address for free. Read more for a video showing how it works and additional information.
Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka is coming sooner than later, and new details have surfaced from the official presentation yesterday. When visitors first enter the park, they’ll receive smart wearable wrist bands called “Power Up Bands” that store important information about the park and keep track of how many digital coins they’ve collected during their stay. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nintendo fans rejoice! Charli XCX teamed up with the gaming company showcase Super Nintendo World, the upcoming theme park at Universal Studios Japan. This highly themed section of the park is due to open some time between June to September 2020 and should have two rides to start, but will get more as time goes on. Read more for the video and additional information.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the S2000, Honda resurrected the car as a custom prototype full of exclusive parts for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. This vehicle is based on the AP1 generation (1999–2003), and comes equipped with a bespoke front bumper, side sills, fenders, rear spoiler along with an updated suspension system. Read more for a video straight from Japan and additional information.
The Nissan GT-R has been dubbed “Godzilla”, but not everyone knows why. One tuning shop that most certainly does is Liberty Walk Japan, and they’ve unveiled their latest creation, the “LB-ER34 Super Silhouette Skyline,” which consists of a full dry carbon widebody kit, complete with ultra flared wheel arches and concave wheels wrapped in Yokohama Advan GT performance tires. Read more for additional pictures and information.
What if there was a prototype city where one could test out the latest technologies, such as AI, robots, sustainable energy, cars, etc.? Introducing Toyota’s prototype “Woven City,” which is a 175-acre plot of land that will be turned into a futuristic theme park of sorts, with construction set to begin in 2021 with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels’ Big designing the entire thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Katsuya. Taira StudioREM / Fujiwaramuro Architects
Tokyo design studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has revealed their latest project, a geometric residence for a family located in port city Takamatsu, a Japanese province of Kagawa, that looks to be straight from a Blade Runner movie. Spanning 2,195-square-feet of living space over three floors, the owner wanted to showcase his Maserati GranTurismo, so they built a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Atsushi Adachi
Japanese artist Atsushi Adachi didn’t want to throw out his old newspaper clippings, so he turns them into amazing sculptures, battleships included. He’s been intrigued with battleships, combat planes and other military gear since childhood, when he used to visit Self-Defense Force and American Armed Forces bases. Afterwards, he attempted to make 3D models of what he saw. Read more for a video and additional information.