An IC card security system that tracks kids is being offered by Tokyu Land Corp. Homeowners who purchase a Tokyo Security home security service plan have the option to enable the Tokyu Kids Security system. Tokyu has partnered with PASMO Co. which issues rechargeable contactless PASMO IC smartcards for rail and bus systems in Japan.
Interview for Lets Japan by Rosey the Robot. Rosey/LJ: Assistant Robot, you really are following in the footsteps of your grandfather Roll-Oh the Robot. Assistant Robot: (laughs) Yes. But I actually roll. R/LJ: Let’s talk about your… AR: Before we get started, I just want to say you are my idol. You inspired me. R/LJ:
Coke machine guards park A new vending machine has a built-in direct phone line to the police department, an alarm buzzer, a 24-hour video-recording surveillance camera, and a revolving red light on top. "The "Help Vending Machine" was provided by Coca Cola in cooperation with the Aichi prefectural police. The machine is located in Iwata
Scenes From The Future TOKYO, MAY 17, 2022 (LJ) – A statue of the rogue Japanese macaque monkey befriended by many in Tokyo, was unveiled today at Shibuya station in Tokyo. Nicknamed Maka-Waii, (hat borrower) the female macaque first appeared unattended at Shibuya station in Tokyo on August 20, 2008. After a chase through the
Bye Buy Butter Thirty-five years ago, it was toilet paper. Now, consumers and bakeries are hunting butter as Japan is suffering a butter shortage. Supermarkets are limiting butter to one per customer. At OK Mart, Hokkaido butter brand was available, up 100 yen from it’s previous price of 199 yen. Buyers were allowed only one
Opposite Directions Decreasing auto sales in Japan, combined with new laws targeting elderly drivers and other efforts to prevent pensioners from driving, are making it more difficult for auto manufacturers facing a different demographic future. Newsweek reports automobile sales in Japan have been declining steadily over time. It says aside from minicars and luxury foreign
Prisons Plan for Geriatric Perpetrators Age: 80Gender:M Crime: punched, hurled souvenirs and sandwiches at shinkansen conductor Age: 65Gender:M Crime: attacked son with hammer then accidentally stabbed himself and died Age: 87Gender:M Crime: strangled 82-year-old bed-ridden wife Age: 67Gender:F Crime: stabbed her 76-year-old husband in murder attempt Age: 69Gender:M Crime: murdered, buried 74-year-old woman LetsJapan has
Will Chisato Kon, from Aomori-shi, be the next worldwide Voice of McDonald’s? More than 3,600 McDonald’s crew and managers from 53 countries entered the Voice of McDonald’s II singing contest. The deadline was in Sept 2007. The first prize winner receives a $25,000 prize, but no recording contract. The finals will be held at McDonald’s