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Robo-bulldozers guided by drones are helping ease Japan's labor shortage | The Verge
"Komatsu has begun creating a new service it calls Smart Construction. A team of robotic vehicles scoops rock and pushes dirt without a human behind the wheel. They are guided in their work by a fleet of drones, which map the area in three dimensions and update the data in real time to track how the massive volumes of soil and cement are moving around the site."
construction  future  robotics  countries-japan 
october 2015 by daguti
Feudal Japan's Class Structure - The Four Tiered Class System
Feudal Japan had an interesting four-tiered class system, with samurai warriors on top and merchants on the bottom. Unlike European feudal society, in which the peasants (or serfs) were at the bottom, the Japanese feudal class structure placed merchants on the lowest rung. Confucian ideals emphasized the importance of productive members of society, so farmers and fishermen had higher status than shop-keepers in Japan.
society  economics  culture  countries-japan 
june 2013 by daguti
Inside-Out Your Mind : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
This and other similar examples: "There are doctors in China who believe it is their job to keep you healthy. So any month you are healthy, you pay them. Any month you are sick, you don't have to pay them because they failed at their job." The book is "Imagine" by Jonah Lehrer.
society  perception  books-to-buy  creativity  innovation  culture  countries-japan 
march 2012 by daguti
Book of Odds--Atomic Odds: Surviving Two Nuclear Blasts
Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the bombing of Hiroshima and returned to his home city ( Nagasaki ) and survived the bomb there: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi
history  war  statistics  amazing  interesting  nuclear  world-records  countries-japan  war-world-war-ii 
october 2009 by daguti
No crime too small in Tokyo - Los Angeles Times
But the guy who stole my bike from outside a Tokyo train station one recent Saturday night wasn’t looking for anything flashy. He was drunk – it was payday and he had over-celebrated. He had slept well past his stop and was kicked off the last train
society  culture  crime  countries-japan 
june 2008 by daguti

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