Japan goes big on floating solar

A reservoir in Japan is home to the country's largest floating solar energy plant. The 13.7 megawatt (MW) facility located on Yamakura Dam in Chiba Prefecture will generate enough power annually to power aro...

Olympics embrace circular ideas

Organisers of next year's Winter Olympics in South Korea are making every effort to make it an exemplar of sustainable practices. The PyeongChang Forum for the Earth and its Citizens has been established as ...

Asia invests in autonomous shopping

Autonomous shopping platforms are growing in popularity in Japan and China. The Moby Mart self-driving supermarket in China is a standout innovation. Running off electricity, and equipped with solar panels, ...

Tourists get their own money

Chinese tourists visiting Japan will soon be able to use crypto currencies to make certain purchases. A partnership between blockchain startup GATCOIN commerce giant SK Planet Japan (SKPJ) will see 'geo-targ...

Japan boasts strong green credentials

Japan follows hot on the heels of Stella McCartney on the sustainability catwalk today. We reported yesterday that Stella is working on a variety of projects designed to grow an eco-friendly fashion industry...

Turbine harnesses power of the sea

A Japanese research team has developed a nature-inspired turbine that harnesses the power of the sea. The blades are like 'dolphin fins', flexible rather than rigid, designed to perform in strong currents. P...

Tokyo tech camp open for business

(JAPAN) Applications open today for the 'New Tech Business Camp Tokyo'. The accelerator programme is targeting international startup companies developing frontier technologies. Organised by the Tokyo Metr...

Japan strengthens its startup scene

(JAPAN) Silicon Valley's internationally-renowned Plug and Play startup platform is ready to accelerate innovation in the Far East. We reported in June Plug and Play's announcement it was headed for Japan...

Aussies rule Amazon Robotics Challenge

The Japanese city of Nagoya hosted RoboCup 2017 last week. It was the 20th anniversary of an event which exists to foster ‘research and education in robotics and Artificial Intelligence’. And it was also the...

It’s a perfect 10 for startup platform

(TOKYO) Japan is the latest stop for Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play innovation platform. Covering a variety of industries, including fintech, health, media, mobility and energy, Plug and Play connects sta...