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Yusaku Maezawa: Moon Tour to Contribute to World Peace

Last month, Japanese billionaire and founder of clothing website “Zozotown” Yusaku Maezawa announced that he would be SpaceX’s first tourist passenger. Yesterday, Maezawa held a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, in which he outlined his goals for his circumlunar mission.

Outlawing the Terminators

Terminators are closer to becoming a reality than most people realize. Killer robots are being developed around the world as next generation weapon systems. If this trend goes unchecked, experts say it could jeopardize international security and, in the long run, perhaps pose a threat to the future of humanity itself.

Drones: The New Age of Farming

Over the past year, developers have been working in northeastern Japan to create and test drones that can aid farmers in their tasks of working the fields. These drones are able to hover above the ground and distribute pesticides to the rice fields, making the job more efficient.

Recent AI Developments May Raise Privacy Issues

With the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reaching a turning point. At the same time, the rapid emergence of AI may bring about special concerns regarding the infringement of personal privacy.

Hydrogen Cars Advance Japan’s Carbon-Free Agenda

An increase in hydrogen cars to create a “hydrogen society” has become among the most important of Japan’s technological objectives. In recent years, the advancement of the hydrogen industry has progressed significantly, introducing even more innovative ideas, including Toyota’s invention of fuel cell trucks and delivery vehicles.