Japan’s governmental department GSI is creating software that will enable those with visual impairments to print out 3D versions of online maps.
Japan’s Research & Innovation startup is getting consumers to attach comments to product barcodes to help businesses more easily track feedback.
Japan’s Hotel Cycle is making cyclists feel more welcome, with accommodation designed especially for bike-riding tourists.
Fuji Xerox has developed an experimental printer that uses Roomba-like technology to navigate spaces and deliver printouts to the worker that needs them.
The new Toyota Sienna is set to come with Driver Easy Speak, a system that amplifies parents’ voices, enabling them to be heard over kids’ screaming.
Japan’s Zoo Jeans are created with fabric that’s pre-ripped and chewed by dangerous animals before being fashioned into a pair of trousers.
LiquorOFF accepts and resells donors’ unwanted spirits, beers and wines, helping consumers to save money on alcohol.
Fast Retailing Co’s GU Fitting service enables visitors to take clothes away for an entire day before returning to give them back or pay.
ReShare taps human volunteers to create translations of the day’s most popular news articles into multiple languages.
Japanese company KeyValue has created the Smart Cushion to help consumers or offices keep track of their inactivity, or businesses to detect the crowdedness of their premises.