Japanese to Exercise with Their Ears

Japanese to Exercise with Their Ears

A Japanese firm on Tuesday unveiled a portable, personal exercise instructor in the form of a headset which will give instant advice by checking the pulse on the wearer’s earlobe.

The “Body Trainer” by Sega Toys Co. comprises a phone to be put in the right ear and a tiny clip to be attached to the left ear monitoring the user’s heartbeat. Japan has one of the world’s oldest populations, triggering realignment in the toy industry as companies increasingly try to target adult consumers.

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Underground Farming in Japan

Subterranean Farming

There’s something unusual going on inside a former bank vault hidden beneath a high rise building in Tokyo, Japan: farming! And no, not the illicit kind:

While we’re on the subject of things agricultural and of things covered by just about everyone long before today, there is Pasona O2, a subterranean farm cultivated inside a former bank vault beneath a high rise building in one of Tokyo’s business districts.

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