Regarding robot technology, Japan will make big progress, I think. Sony Sony QRIO, Honda ASIMO you should see those robots. Actually, college and high school students brush up on their robot tech in robot contests like this. (I don't miss watching when these contests air on TV). Maybe Japan will be able to develop this tech more and more, I hope so.
On the other hand, Japan is behind in space technology. Did you know that? This year Japan has had 20 typhoons already, too. Yes, Japan gets hit with typhoons, so Digital information from satellites is important. But the former meteorological satellite, GMS-5 (aka Himawari), had been in operation long after its lifespan because of the failure in launching the succeeding satellite, but finally during last spring, Japan started to rent a satellite from the U.S. I heard this U.S. satellite is old enough, so that it might stop anytime. "Rental satellite"!! And we might lose satellite information.