Toyota's new plug-in hybrid aims for eco car dominance
The second-generation of Toyota's Prius plug-in hybrid vehicle can travel over 65 kilometers on a single charge from household electricity, double the distance of the previous generation, and could make PHVs the eco cars of choice.
New takes on the e-bike
Vanda Electrics is taking the growth of environmentally friendly city transport and giving it a design twist, including with the novel look for its Motochimp electric bike, which could soon be on the streets of Singapore, and beyond.
Thai Motor Expo finds China taking spotlight
The Thai International Motor Expo 2016 kicked off just outside Bangkok, with exhibits, visitors and models observing somber respect for the recently passed king, and Chinese car companies emphasizing renewed focus on Southeast Asia.
Fintech's golden opportunity in Indonesia
New financial technologies are changing how business is done in Indonesia, especially for startups and those in rural areas who have until now lacked easy access to conventional banking services.
L'Occitane goes digital, but stays physical
L'Occitane and Japan's teamLab have created a new shopping experience in Tokyo, offering a tour of Southern France, and what's inside the French bath-item maker's bottles, at a first-of-its-kind digital store.
Hotel full of robots coming to Tokyo Disney area
The company behind the Henn-na Hotel (Weird Hotel) in Nagasaki Prefecture are opening their second robot-staffed facility, this time near Tokyo Disneyland. The next step is to expand around the world, says the company's president.
Hunting Pokemon in Jakarta
Even before it was officially released in Indonesia, the smartphone game "Pokemon Go" was proving to be a big hit in Jakarta as users found ways to play the game and hit the streets in search of virtual monsters.
The PlayStation VR, a road test
Reporter Shotaro Tani takes the new PlayStation VR virtual reality system for a spin ahead of the much-anticipated device's release in October. Preorders are already strong, but the creators hope this is just the beginning for immersive experiences.
Disneyland finally opens in Shanghai
Shanghai Disneyland, Disney's sixth theme park, officially opened on June 16, with attractions that take from the traditions of the other magic kingdoms, but with a distinctive Chinese flair.
Muslim fashion show sets trends in Jakarta
The Muslim Fashion Show 2016 in Jakarta showcased the works of over 200 designers featuring the latest in styles that work with Islamic attire and is helping to put Indonesia on the global fashion map.
Ceremony held for the Nikkei Asia Prizes 2016
Two persons and and organization were the recipients of the 21st annual Nikkei Asia Prizes, which recognize outstanding contributions to the region's sustainable development and future.
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