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The Best Japanese Innovation, Technology and Science

For Japan and elsewhere in the world, creativity will certainly solve the challenges we face in the future. Japan is committed to becoming the first nation to show that it is possible to expand by means of creativity even as its population decreases.

Japan is progressing quickly towards Civilization 5.0, introducing the fifth chapter to the four key stages of human development: hunter-gatherer, agrarian, industrial and knowledge. In this modern, ultra-smart world, all will be linked by IoT technology and all systems will be incorporated, drastically enhancing the quality of life.

In order to understand this new period, the Government of Japan is doing its utmost to promote numerous participants, including start-ups and “lost jewels” within small and medium-sized companies, to come up with brand-new and innovative ideas and to provide solutions to the world.

CYBERNIC TREATMENT

If a human needs to shift a part of his or her body , the brain sends nerve impulses to the muscles. People with physical disorders whose nervous systems are impaired can not consistently transmit these messages to the bodies, resulting in problems moving as they would like. To date, those disorders have been found difficult to handle.However, a recently created “CYBERNIC TREATMENT,” a groundbreaking robotic therapy device that can rebuild and enhance the patient’s own brain-neuro-physical functions, has started to bring about drastic improvements in patients’ capacity to walk independently.

RFID TECHNOLOGY OF METAL PRODUCTS 

Advances of technology have contributed substantially to the development of production. One such technology, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), has been commonly used to detect and control a number of commercial products, greatly increasing operating performance in many industries. However, until recently, RFID could not be used for metals, resulting in time-consuming manual detection of metals at metal handling sites.

SMART MAINTENANCE

Every week, 34 million people ride the Yamanote Railway, which surrounds Tokyo. As trains run at intervals of 2-3 minutes from early morning to late at night, it is difficult to operate and handle maintenance operations effectively without interrupting train service.However, the advent of smart maintenance using IoT technologies enables the processing and review of vast volumes of data from trains and rails in real time , making it easier to track small shifts and anticipate faults well in advance.

AI TO ADVANCE MEDICATION REGENERATIVE 

Regenerative therapy using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells has gained global interest as a means to cure diseases that were previously considered challenging to cure. However, there are only a small number of researchers with the world-leading expertise and skills required to manufacture iPS-derived cells of high enough quality to be used in the human body. Efforts are now underway to use artificial intelligence ( AI) to accumulate and standardize the experience of researchers who handle iPS cells. This strategy has the potential to guarantee the efficiency of mass-produced transplantable cells and to promote their dissemination to more patients , leading to the implementation of personalized regenerative care for each patient in need at a much lower cost.

AUTHENTICATION FINGERPRINT WITHOUT PICTURE DATA 

If we use a credit card, it needs a PIN code or a signature to complete the transaction, so it’s a little awkward. Also, the risk of illegal card usage means that it can not be deemed fully safe. Biometric identification, for these purposes, draws interest as an alternative means to recognise people and process payments. Newly developed fingerprint authentication technology, which digitizes and indexes the features of each fingerprint using a patented algorithm and artificial intelligence (AI).

FUELING JET AIRCRAFT WITH MICROALGATE 

Euglena, a species of algae, is an unusual microorganism which combines the characteristics of plants and animals. As a result, it expands by photosynthesis and also generates fat in its body that is ideal for the manufacture of jet fuel. In Japan, where researchers have been the first in the world to excel in large-scale euglena production, research is underway to use oil derived from the microorganism as a biofuel to power aircraft in the future.

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TATESt APPROACH TO DRUG DISCOVERY 

Therapeutic medications for cancer and autoimmune disorders are normally very costly and also cause side effects. The use of non-standard peptides has gained significant interest as a modern path to producing medications with less side effects, but so far no one has been able to find a way to produce these peptides artificially. One Japanese corporation, however, has successfully built a groundbreaking method called “Peptide Discovery Platform Method” or “PDPS.” PDPS helps humans to artificially generate millions of different forms of non-standard peptides and then reduce these peptides to potential drug candidates in a limited period.

WORLD ‘S NEWEST DEEP LEARNING 

Manufacturing sites around the world use automated robotics to streamline and simplify processes. Japan has led the world in the area of industrial robot technology, and is now poised to promote an even greater advancement by integrating this technology with an open source deep learning system developed in Japan. Deep learning allows automated robotics to make decisions in dynamic operating scenarios by learning from previous cases. In addition, learning can be exchanged between robots in order to maximize productivity. See this video to hear how this groundbreaking approach can offer previously inaccessible automated automation standards in manufacturing.

INTERNET FARMING AGRICULTURE SUSTAINABLE 

There are a range of growing questions regarding agricultural sustainability, including the prediction of water scarcity by 2030. Digital farming technology has been developed in Japan to resolve this problem. Thanks to their vast experience , expertise and know-how, seasoned growers are able to use water and fertilizers more effectively. By using IoT and AI to capture and interpret data from their agricultural activities and the local area, this technology allows even beginner farmers to adopt such intangible techniques. It can also increase agricultural production in areas with restricted access to water. This technology is supposed to bring about a major shift in the direction of sustainable agriculture.

THE DOMOCRATIZATION OF THE IOT COMMUNICATION 

Implementation of the Internet of Things ( IoT) in industry needs significant upfront investment. It is an obstacle for small and medium-sized companies and start-ups to build IoT products or services that have long been thought unlikely. Japan ‘s growing startup invented a ground-breaking cloud-based network. This system greatly reduces costs by replacing the main physical IoT system with a cloud-based service and is now opening up doors for smaller businesses to introduce new and innovative IoT products and services. This latest technology is causing a global change that can be termed the democratization of the IoT.

INFRASTRUCTURE INTO SPACE EXPANDING COMMUNICATIONS 

Expectations for satellite data transfers are the, but the capacities of ground station antennas have not been completely optimized due to restricted time slots for transmitting satellite signals. A Japanese company has developed a cloud-based network for linking ground station antennas spread around the world.

MAKE MANUFACTURING ROBOTICS INTELLIGENT TO BETTER EFFICIENCY 

The controller established by the Japanese company is rewriting the traditional criteria for industrial robotics and the transition of delivery sites. Industrial robotics have taken a great deal of learning and have cost a lot of time and resources to build the machine. Their operation was especially daunting in the shipping and logistics sector due to the challenge of sorting a wide variety of goods effectively. These problems have been solved by the latest controller in this video. Companies installing controllers at their delivery centers also improved productivity, allowing workers more opportunity to participate in more innovative activities.

ADVANCED MOBILITY SERVICES FOR LAST MILITY TRANSPORTATION 

Established infrastructure operates mainly for medium and long-distance transport. One Japanese company has built a personal mobility vehicle that will offer a new service to enable citizens to travel openly within a one-mile radius.With a stylish, sophisticated design that energizes people, this modern personal mobility vehicle has tremendously helped people who once withheld more regular outings. Filled with sophisticated, user-friendly electronics, this car is still remarkably cheap. By integrating autonomous driving capabilities, these cars will begin to evolve into a transportation system for the last mile of transport.