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Trade show in Tokyo showcases fashion and tech

Apr 06 (NHK) - A fashion trade show has kicked off in Tokyo that's giving a look at the latest styles while offering a glimpse of how technology could reshape the industry.

About 750 companies including apparel makers and IT firms from Japan and around the world are taking part in Fashion World Tokyo.

An IT firm from Taiwan is showing off tech that could take the guesswork out of shopping from home. It lets people try on accessories on a screen.

Artificial intelligence analyzes a person's body shape. It then creates a virtual image of the item on the shopper even when they move.

A company from Kyoto is offering lifelike replications of fabrics. The patterns and textures are imaged in 3D to show how they would look in different lighting and shapes. ...continue reading

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A next-generation vertical take-off and landing aircraft took to the skies of Tokyo for the first time on Friday. (NHK)

An event allowing visitors to experience life in 2050 has launched in Tokyo, including an elevator which enables transportation to space via a cable extending from a satellite to Earth.

The supercomputer 'Fugaku' has achieved the world’s top ranking in two categories for the ninth consecutive term.

A potentially new bee species has been identified by staff at the Tochigi Prefectural Museum, sparking a call for more specimens on social media after initially collecting only six.

A two-headed snake, a rare curiosity, was discovered in the mountains of Kitakyushu City in Fukuoka Prefecture.

To keep pace with the intense international competition in space development, the Japanese government has launched the necessary Space Strategy Fund to accelerate Japan's space exploration activities.

In preparation for SusHi Tech Tokyo 2024, exhibitions were held on the weekend across various locations in Tokyo highlighting sustainable technology for the future.

The renovation of a bridge on the Tomei Expressway, which has been in use for over fifty years, has successfully utilized virtual space simulation to reduce both the number of workers and working hours.