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A Land of High Tech Wonder? Japanese Tech Myths Debunked

We all know Japan is losing its technological edge to the likes of Apple and Samsung, but people still think of the country as a tech mecca. Sure, they may have invented the Walkman, and their toilets really do play music, but after living there for eight months, I was surprised to learn the UK is actually ahead of Japan in some technological areas. Here's a quick run-down of debunked Japanese tech myths, to boost your pub-trivia skills at the very least:
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Could This Towering 4-Metre Tall Robot Lead To Real Life Gundams?

As Japan rebuilds their giant Gundam statue, Hajime Sakamoto remains unimpressed. He wants to build a working Gundam, and hopes his company's 4m humanoid robot —  complete with room for a human pilot — is a step in the right direction. Read More >>