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  • Enola Gay pilot Tibbets committed to president’s orders, grandson says

    The Japan Times: News & Business
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:18 pm
    Brig. Gen. Paul Tibbets, grandson of the U.S. Army Air Force pilot who flew the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, has defended his grandfather’s act, saying he was... Read more ...
  • Whisky in space! Japanese distillery sends booze to space station

    Japan News
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    Does whisky taste better in a galaxy far, far away? Or perhaps it gets mellower when it's stored in space? Japanese distillery Suntory wants to find out through a science experiment using the International Space Station. This month, Suntory will be loading up the Kounotori 5 transfer vehicle -- due to launch from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center on August 16 -- with five kinds of whisky to mature for a few years on the International Space Station.
  • How to License Japanese Images

    Néojaponisme
    nj@neojaponisme.com
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    W. David Marx shares lessons from the front lines of licensing 100 images from various Japanese individuals and institutions for his upcoming book on Japanese fashion. Disclaimer: Very sadly, we are not lawyers, so always consult with your publisher’s legal team or other counsel when making final decisions on image usage. The following article is merely intended to provide general thoughts and guidelines. Writing about fashion requires visuals, so for my book Ametora: How Japan Saved American Fashion (Basic Books, Fall 2015!), my publisher and I planned on having around 60 images. I ended…
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  • Whisky in space! Japanese distillery sends booze to space station

    4 Aug 2015 | 7:52 am
    Does whisky taste better in a galaxy far, far away? Or perhaps it gets mellower when it's stored in space? Japanese distillery Suntory wants to find out through a science experiment using the International Space Station. This month, Suntory will be loading up the Kounotori 5 transfer vehicle -- due to launch from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Tanegashima Space Center on August 16 -- with five kinds of whisky to mature for a few years on the International Space Station.
  • Breathtaking drone footage of Japan's stunning Pacific coastline...

    4 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    Government gives go ahead for A 360m fleet of state-of-the-art trains that will reduce journey time between London and Cornwall... but only by 14 minutes You don't scare me! Plucky cat Felix stands its ground against Tiger named Neiko and even screeches at it in intimidating manner Revealed: 'MH370 plane door' that was found on Reunion island beach is just a LADDER, say police - as locals claim seats and suitcases washed up there months ago New chapter in airport delays: Sorority sisters' souvenir booklets cause pre-flight chaos in Texas because they could be mistaken for BOMBS by scanners…
  • Japan's kamikaze pilots sent last signals from Yokohama underground tunnels

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Hidden beneath the greenery and school buildings of Keio University's Hiyoshi campus in Yokohama is the former command center of the Imperial Japanese Navy's Combined Fleet. The fleet's command center was originally found on flagships - like the battleships Mikasa and Yamato - from which an admiral could direct naval operations.
  • Victims of Japan's wartime aggression await its apology from the heart

    3 Aug 2015 | 11:27 pm
    Choe Young-U calls on Japan to apologise unequivocally for its war atrocities, as it remembers the end of the second world war, so that those who had suffered can move on Photos of former "comfort women" are a reminder of the slavery in which Japanese soldiers engaged at locations it occupied during the second world war. Photo: AP For Koreans of my generation, the year 2015 holds special meaning.
  • Japan A-bomb survivors speak out against nuclear power, decry Abe's view of war

    3 Aug 2015 | 10:27 pm
    When Atsushi Hoshino set out to revive a group representing atomic bomb survivors in the rural northeast Japanese prefecture of Fukushima 30 years ago, one topic was taboo - criticising the nuclear power industry upon which many relied for jobs. That changed dramatically after March 11, 2011, when a massive tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, triggering meltdowns, spewing radiation and forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee their homes.
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  • How to License Japanese Images

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    21 Jul 2015 | 5:30 pm
    W. David Marx shares lessons from the front lines of licensing 100 images from various Japanese individuals and institutions for his upcoming book on Japanese fashion. Disclaimer: Very sadly, we are not lawyers, so always consult with your publisher’s legal team or other counsel when making final decisions on image usage. The following article is merely intended to provide general thoughts and guidelines. Writing about fashion requires visuals, so for my book Ametora: How Japan Saved American Fashion (Basic Books, Fall 2015!), my publisher and I planned on having around 60 images. I ended…
  • Dad music for the Japanese summer

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    13 Jul 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Matt Treyvaud lists out the hot summer jamz — Father Edition — for 2015. Let’s be real. It takes a very careful series of life choices to keep attending all-night dub improv happenings in Shimokitazawa forever. For most of us, the appeal of settling down eventually wins out, and for a smaller but still substantial proportion of us, children follow. Parenthood entails many responsibilities, but here we address one of the gauntlets thrown at the feet of men in particular: dad music. (Mom music will be covered in a later post, if we can find someone to write it.) Listening to dad music…
  • Kickstarter Campaign for Parting It Out by Ian Lynam

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Néojaponisme co-founder Ian Lynam launches a Kickstarter campaign for his new book. Our intrepid co-founder Ian Lynam has been hard at work on a collection of essays about graphic design and culture for the past few years, and the project is just about to come to fruition. He has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the book, titled Parting It Out, which you can view here. It’s going to be a very Néojaponisme-esque book – our very own W. David Marx has written the introduction essay and there are a number of essays which prominently talk about Japanese graphic design…
  • Public Domain Day 2015

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    5 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Matt Treyvaud looks at the latest works of Japanese literature to hit the public domain, including a guide to rakugo argot. Every year Japan puts older creative works into the public domain — something that no longer happens in the United States. For works of literature, the tireless website Aozora Bunko celebrates Public Domain Day each year on January 1 by presenting a neat list of newly free works. (Note, however, that these works may not be considered public domain in other jurisdictions, including the U.S., because Japanese copyright — “life + 50 years” — is on the…
  • The Year 2014 in Japan

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    28 Dec 2014 | 5:40 pm
    2014: Plurality Power / W. David MARX Japan — a country that once prided itself on a “new middle mass” of “100 million middle class” — now finds its direction from passionate minority factions rather than a set of shared mainstream values. In 2014, there is no mass majority in Japan, only powerful pluralities. The LDP won the election after no one turned out other than their solid bloc of older voters. The right-wing maintained its ruling coalition thanks to the gains of another powerful minority — Kōmeitō, a political party that mobilizes the devoted believers of its…
 
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    An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla

  • 17 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm

    Patrick Macias
    17 Jul 2015 | 4:50 pm
  • Podcast: Hot Tears of Shame: Attack on Titan Movie Review

    Patrick Macias
    16 Jul 2015 | 8:09 pm
    Download Hot Tears of Shame AoT Review  HOT TEARS OF SHAME PODCAST EPISODE 198X ATTACK ON TITAN movie review With Patrick Macias and Matt Alt (thanks for Tomohiro Machiyama for getting us into the screening)
  • Bulldoss

    Patrick Macias
    6 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    We ask that you don’t scare the children (what few there are left) with stories or even warnings about the Evil Producer, the disembodied black entity that trumps all others in the circus of Taishomei cash grab who devours you whole but can never be satisfied, taking hotel room money bath in whatever is left of you after. Stories there are so many, and yet he was real once, circling the block after dark on a Monday night after the rain, gas stations and Gusto, even the Royal Host himself feeling hermetic. A few fighter pilots from pizza delivery roll into action as rocket powered scooters…
  • appropriate density and electrolytes

    Patrick Macias
    4 Jul 2015 | 2:13 am
    We roll around and tumble inside of Shinjuku station, the earthquake going strong for 30 weeks beneath our feet now. Lights out, probably never going back on so we sneak around looking for lost tickets and recharging stations, exit and entrance gates, on our hands and knees. Pulls fast hard slow and sideways motion. An old man in bucket hat slides around on the floor, an angry turtle on its back, mumbling to himself with much annoyance, clicking noises coming out of the corners of his mouth. Arms and legs poke out of broken debris. Station agents have stacked them into piles and traffic cones…
  • Who put the Boss in the Boss Coffee?

    Patrick Macias
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:24 pm
    Out of a sensory input node and evolutionary chart we appear, leaning on a bar on Meiji dori for hours soon after, strange quality of light in the sky above: rusted cotton candy low organ sound. Shopping bag and shuffling population, girl in an afro wig with a sales sign and relentless smile. Here a baby cart filled with tiny dogs: imperial army bullet shells strewn over the side of the pram as a decorative motif. We could go to the beach, but it’s all dried up and polluted there now. This place endlessly replicates and repeats itself for reasons unknown, some kind of automated process was…
 
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  • This will haunt Jeb Bush: GOP candidate says we spend too much on “women’s health issues”

    sophia_t
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Jeb Bush asserted Tuesday that the U.S. government spends too much on "women's health issues," quickly backtracking following a political firestorm and claiming he "misspoke."Speaking before the Southern Baptist Convention today in Nashville, Tennessee, the Republican presidential candidate boasted that as governor of Florida, he defunded Planned Parenthood. Bush vowed to defund the women's health organization federally as president.When asked about the Republicans' most recent efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, Bush dismissed the notion of a "war on women," to argue, "I'm not sure we…
  • Kelly Osbourne’s Donald Trump fail: Fighting his racism with her own harmful stereotypes

    STimberg
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Well, the Donald Trump Award for insensitive statements about race just went to … someone assailing Donald Trump. Or specifically, to Kelly Osbourne, the daughter of Ozzy and reality TV mainstay, who was referring to Trump’s nasty comments about Latinos coming to America to rape and pillage.Osbourne was on “The View,” where Whoopi Goldberg mentioned Trump’s steadiness in the polls; Rosie Perez, Michelle Collins, and Raven-Symone batted the idea around a little bit. Osbourne made a good point with, "In what way does he think that people are going to vote for him after he's just…
  • Joe Biden finally breaks his silence on 2016 speculation

    sophia_t
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:22 pm
    The New York Times set off a fresh round of speculation over the weekend that Joe Biden may enter the 2016 presidential contest, first with a Maureen Dowd column reporting that Biden "has been having meetings at his Washington residence to explore the idea of taking on Hillary in Iowa and New Hampshire," and then with an article from the paper's Amy Chozick essentially corroborating Dowd's reporting.Much of the political chattering class has been consumed by will-he-or-won't-he talk in the days since, and on Tuesday, Biden finally broke his silence on the matter.At the end of a meeting with…
  • “Every story another tweaker told me while we were getting high”: A guide to the end of summer’s hottest books

    Erin Keane
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
    For August, I posed a series of questions – with, as always, a few verbal restrictions – to six authors with new books: Kathleen Alcott ("Infinite Home," novel, out today) Dean Bakopolous ("Summerlong," novel, out now), Jennine Capó Crucet ("Make Your Home Among Strangers," novel, out today), Eileen G’Sell ("Portait of My Ex with Giant Burrito," poetry), Bucky Sinister (Black Hole, novel, Aug. 11), and Jonathan Weisman ("No. 4 Imperial Lane," novel, out today).Without summarizing it in any way, what would you say your book is about?G'SELL: Frank O'Hara, Anne Sexton, and Nicki Minaj…
  • Here’s your GOP debate lineup: Final roster set for Thursday night’s showdown

    Luke Brinker
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Fox News' poll window for the top 10 candidates to qualify for Thursday night's first GOP presidential primary debate closed at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, so we now know which candidates will make the cut and face off at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.In averages of the most recent public polls, the top 10 candidates are as follows:1. Donald Trump2. Jeb Bush3. Scott Walker4. Mike Huckabee5. Ben Carson6. Ted Cruz7. Marco Rubio8. Rand Paul9. Chris Christie10. John KasichContinue Reading...
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  • Chibi Figures

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Continuing from yesterday's Hobby Maker Show post - chibi figures. Mostly Nendoroids. I regularly come across folks who are not really into the chibi form - how about you? Same here - I didnt really like them at first but they kinda grew on me when I started to indulge in Nendoroids.
  • Anime Figures

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Got a load of photos taken at the Hobby Maker Show which I had to split into two posts - the first one is scale and action figures of characters from anime, games and movie. Starting off with my fave of the bunch is Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by Max Factory. I still haven't finished that game ><
  • Smart Doll Ebony

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Update 5 ^^; Photos of Ebony in some of our casual apparel - some of which is available at the Culture Japan online store.Update 4! Ebony steps closer release planned this September! All Smart Doll customers will get first dibs - the online store will close for 12 hours and Smart Doll customers will be sent the usual password to enter and purchase. Just like all our Smart Dolls - Ebony is not a limited model and will always be available. This photo of Ebony taken today with final frame, outer shell and wig. Faceup and eyes are still prototypes but very close to being final.Ebony so cute!And…
  • Mirai Store Tokyo

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Introducing Mirai Store Tokyo - the first in a series of bricks n mortar stores by Culture Japan. Come visit anytime during open hours! No need to contact me asking "can I visit the store" - just come during open hours ^^ Folks who would rather order online can do so at our online store though. Mon - Fri, 10 - 6PM (Lunch is 1 - 2). If nobody about just linger for a bit ^^ Japan public holidays are off. Nearest station is Gotanda on the JR line or Ikegami line. Use the link below for directions. If you got no Internets, save a map in your mobile by typing in your google maps "OK MAPS" and it…
  • Smart Doll Production Jobs Available Now

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    I will bump this post to the top every time we have openings - and we got some now for Smart Doll Production - read on to see how to apply.Why CV's are not important at Culture Japan A typical Japanese company requires a resume (using the standard Japanese format with photo attached). Apparently the way you look says a lot about your abilities. As a hiring manager at Amazon, I never ever looked at school qualifications on a resume and only barely skimmed through the work experience section. This is not to say that I don't think qualifications are important - they are if you plan to work for…
 
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  • Japan Announces Full Team for Beijing World Championships

    Brett Larner
    4 Aug 2015 | 2:12 am
    by Brett Larner On Aug. 4 the JAAF released the full Japanese team for the 2015 Beijing World Championships later this month.  Men's 20 km racewalk world record holder Yusuke Suzuki (Team Fujitsu) leads the team along with national record holders Chisato Fukushima (Hokkaido Hi-Tec AC, women's 100 m and 200 m), Anna Doi (Daito Bunka Univ., women's 100 m Jr. NR), Asami Chiba (Toho Ginko, women's
  • Gotemba SDF Base Wins Mt. Fuji Ekiden Offroad Downhill Spectacular

    Brett Larner
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:51 pm
    http://mtfuji.keizai.biz/headline/327/ translated and edited by Brett Larner photos by @Dogsorcaravan 第40回 #富士登山駅伝 区間賞 一般の部、自衛隊の部の順です。 3区 村松卓/DREAM 19:55、日向嘉紀/滝ケ原 19:34 4区 廣谷優一/トヨタSC 26:05、柳澤隼人/滝ケ原 25:55 pic.twitter.com/BdYS8TmJ71 — Dogsorcaravan (@Dogsorcaravan) August 2, 2015 Hitting both the foothills and summit of Mt. Fuji, the 40th running of the Mt. Fuji Ekiden took place Aug. 1 in
  • JADA Indicates It Cannot Rush to Judgment on Allegations of Doping in Athletics

    Brett Larner
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:50 pm
    http://www.jiji.com/jc/zc?k=201508/2015080300858&g=spo translated by Brett Larner With regard to foreign media's allegations of suspicion of doping among a large umber of Olympics and World Championships track and field medalists, on Aug. 3 Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) executive director Shin Asakawa commented, "I do not know specifically what abnormal values (that would suggest doping)
  • 'Being a Good Friend: Practices of Borrowing and Lending Money'

    Brett Larner
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:35 am
    http://global-sport.eu/practices-of-borrowing-and-lending-money An essential read on a previously little-discussed aspect of the financial life of Kenyan athletes in Japan by Michael Peters, part of his upcoming PhD thesis on the Kenyan experience in Japan from the student through the pro level. photo (c) 2014 Ekiden News, all rights reserved
  • 2:07:39 Marathoner Masato Imai Out of Beijing World Championships With Meningitis

    Brett Larner
    3 Aug 2015 | 1:07 am
    http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20150803/ath15080315270001-n1.html http://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXLSSXK10346_T00C15A8000000/ translated and edited by Brett Larner On Aug. 3 the JAAF announced that Beijing World Championships men's marathoner Masato Imai (31, Team Toyota Kyushu) has withdrawn from the Beijing team due to meningitis.  According to his corporate management, Imai began to
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  • Power Ranking Methodologies

    Patrick
    1 Aug 2015 | 9:08 am
    A couple weeks ago, my friend John Gibson asked me to do a monthly NPB power rankings segment for his Japan Baseball Weekly podcast. I’ve been on the ‘cast a couple times and it’s always a lot of fun, so it was an easy decision to accept, despite my lack of recent writing activity. The other thing that made this an easy decision is the opportunity to do something different with a concept like power rankings. I have to admit I’m not much of a fan of power rankings; I tend to think of them as subjective and lacking real analysis. So if I’m going to do this,…
  • New Content Coming Soon

    Patrick
    12 Jul 2015 | 9:36 pm
    There will be some new articles here soon. I promise.
  • Site Announcement

    Patrick
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:01 am
    This was, indeed, an April Fool’s joke. I’m sorry to disappoint those of you who were looking forward to content about tiles. I’m already back to extraordinarily infrequently updating the site with the usual stuff. But be warned, there probably will be some off-topic stuff thrown in. When I started this site back in 2008, I didn’t give much thought to whether anyone would read it or not; it was an endeavor of fun. If I had any dreams for what this site might become, reality has certainly exceeded them. I never imagined meeting people in the baseball industry, or that…
  • Japan Baseball Weekly Appearance & I’m Still Around

    Patrick
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:42 pm
    This a post to announce that while this site is in stasis, I’m still around. And I have the podcast appearance to prove it: JBW is up!! @npbtracker & @beisboljapones join the podcast as we offer our predictions for the PL race… http://t.co/oQvUtHKuVD — John E. Gibson (@JBWPodcast) March 22, 2015 Speaking of appearances, I never mentioned that I was on Japanese television last autumn. More on that later.
  • DeNA Signs Gourriel

    Patrick
    12 May 2014 | 9:37 pm
    According to multiple Media outlets out of Japan (such as Nikkan Sports) the Yokohama DeNA Baystars have signed Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel. Nikkan Sports quotes Gourriel as saying “Japan is known as a high-level league, so I’ve always wanted to try playing there. I’m very happy to have that hope fulfilled. I appreciate the Baystars for giving me this opportunity.” Gourriel will wear number 10 for the ‘Stars, and his arrival in Japan is of yet undecided. No other details have been announced as of yet. For more on Gourriel and Cuban players in NPB, please…
 
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  • リアルタイムデータ活用ビジネスモデルと動的価格政策(会員限定)

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:07 pm
  • 外国人留学生が母国の向けに仲介する買い物代行サービスの問題点

    3 Aug 2015 | 8:05 pm
    個人輸入のやり方として、消費者が現地のECサイトから直接購入することの他に、現地で言葉が通じる人に「買い物代行」をしてもらう方法がある。その役割を担っているのは、現地に移住している人や留学生などだ。…
  • 中古住宅流通の活性化で不可欠となる不動産仲介ビジネス変革

    28 Jul 2015 | 7:55 pm
    昔は「一生に一度の買い物」と言われていたマイホームも、この頃は、仕事や家族環境の変化(子供の成長、独立、高齢化、離婚など)により、買い換え需要は高まっている。 流動性の高いマンションであれば、ライフスタイルに合わなくなった物件を売却して、次の物件へと買い換えることも比較的容易に行えるが、そこでネックとなるのが、不動産業者に払う仲介手数料の存在だ。…
  • 金融機関の権益を奪いビットコインが巻き起こす金融革命

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    世の中で流通する「お金(通貨)」はすべて、その国の中央銀行によって発行、管理されている。国が消滅しない限り、通貨の価値は保証されるが、実際には金融政策のさじ加減によって価値は変動している。いまは各国の中央銀行が金融緩和を実施しており、その影響によって為替相場は大きく変動している。…
  • IoTビッグデータビジネスの収益モデルと特許開示の思惑

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:17 am
    IoTビジネスの先行事例に共通しているのは、センサーが組み込まれた安価なデバイス(ハードウエア)と、スマホアプリによって、各種の機能を自動的に制御、コントロールしたり、データを自動収集していることだ。家庭向けデバイスの価格は100~200ドル前後のものが主流になっている。…
 
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  • 「Spring Framework 4.2」GA版がリリース

    末岡洋子
    3 Aug 2015 | 10:48 pm
     Java向けのWebアプリケーション開発フレームワーク「Spring Framework」開発チームは7月31日、最新版「Spring Framework 4.2」の一般公開版(GA)を発表した。新機能などを含むリリースとなり、Java 6/7/8に対応する。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー Java フレームワーク 末岡洋子 関連記事GroovyベースのWebアプリフレームワーク「Grails 3.0」が公開 Spring Frameworkによるアプリ開発を支援する「Spring Boot」 EclipseベースのIDEの「Spring Toole Suite…
  • 「Android Studio 1.3」リリース、C++サポート強化などが特徴

    末岡洋子
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:10 am
     米Googleは7月30日、Androidアプリのための統合開発環境(IDE)「Android Studio 1.3」を発表した。C++サポートやテスト関連機能が強化されている。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー 開発ツール 末岡洋子 Android 関連記事iOSやAndroidにも対応するクロスプラットフォーム開発ツール「Titanium Studio 1.7」リリース 米Xamarin、クロスプラットフォームのモバイル開発プラットフォーム「Xamarin 3」を発表 Mono、iOS向け開発環境「Mono Touch…
  • セマンティックWeb構築に向けたJavaベースのフレームワーク「Jena 3.0」リリース

    末岡洋子
    3 Aug 2015 | 12:05 am
     セマンティックWeb構築のためのJavaベースのフレームワーク「Apache Jena」開発チームは7月31日、最新のメジャーバージョンとなる「Apache Jena 3.0.0」をリリースした。Java 8が必須となるなどの変更が加わっている。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー Java フレームワーク 末岡洋子 関連記事RDF形式のデータを処理できるセマンティックWeb向けJavaフレームワーク「Apache Jena 2.12」リリース Nepomukベースのプラグインが加わった「Amarok 2.7」リリース…
  • 米Oracle、RHEL 6.7互換の「Oracle Linux 6.7」をリリース

    末岡洋子
    30 Jul 2015 | 11:37 pm
     米Oracleは7月29日(米国時間)、Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL) 6.7互換のLinuxディストリビューション「Oracle Linux 6.7」を公開した。米Red HatがRHEL 6.7をリリースしてからわずか1週間でのリリースとなった。 ニュース オープンソース Linux RedHat 末岡洋子 関連記事米Red Hat、「RHEL 6.7」を公開。セキュリティなどを強化 米OracleがRHEL 7クローン「Oracle Linux 7」をリリース RHEL6.6互換の「Scientific Linux 6.6」がリリース
  • Adobeによるオープンソースのコードエディタ「Brackets 1.4」リリース、検索機能を強化

    末岡洋子
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
     米Adobe SystemsのBrackets開発チームは7月28日、テキストエディタの最新版となる「Brackets 1.4」をリリースした。ファイル内検索の高速化、環境設定の改善などの機能強化が加わった。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー 開発ツール 末岡洋子 関連記事米Adobeのテキストエディタ「Brackets」バージョン1.0がリリース 米Adobe、オープンソースのテキストエディタ「Brackets 1.1」をリリース Web開発向けエディタ「Brackets…
 
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  • ドットインストールに『PHP入門/PHPデータベース入門』を追加しました #dotinstall

    taguchi
    28 Jul 2015 | 2:41 am
    さてドットインストールの「PHP入門」を再構成しました。 だいぶ収録に慣れてきたのでクラスも含めての「PHP入門」と、データベース接続(PDO)を中心とした「PHPデータベース入門」に分けました。 ↑ 「PHP入門」ではPHP5.6を対象にしてみました。 ↑ 「PHPデータベース入門」はPDOでMySQLに接続していきます。 PHP入門 (全30回) – プログラミングならドットインストール PHPデータベース入門 (全13回) –…
  • 『tmux入門 (全10回) 』をドットインストールに追加しました #dotinstall

    taguchi
    21 Jul 2015 | 10:22 pm
    ちょっとマニアックですが『tmux入門 (全10回) 』をドットインストールに追加しました。ターミナルの多重化ツールですね。少し迷いましたが今回はプレミアム動画にしています。 環境によってデフォルトのショートカットキーが効かなかったりするのでそのあたりのカスタマイズ方法も含めて紹介してみました。全10回にまとめてみましたのでよろしければどうぞ。 » tmux入門 (全10回) – プログラミングならドットインストール
  • ドットインストールの『ローカル開発環境の構築』レッスンをPHP 5.6、Ruby 2.2.2対応にしました #dotinstall

    taguchi
    14 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    ドットインストールの「ローカル開発環境の構築」レッスン(MacOS X版、Windows版)をPHP 5.6、Ruby 2.2.2対応にしました。 ↑ PHPが5.4だったので5.6にしました。 Vagrant+VirtualBoxなので新しく環境を作ってもいいですし、現在の環境を更新したいなら以下のページにある手順どおりやってみてください。 » dotinstallres/centos65
  • 音楽で宇宙を感じることができる『LIGHTYEAR.FM』

    taguchi
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:51 pm
    ↑ 地球をはなれたばかりは2015年の曲です。 ↑ 70光年ほど離れました。 どんどんレトロになりつつ、同時に宇宙の広大さを感じることができますね・・・。ちょっとしたBGMにもいいかも。 » Lightyear.fm
  • 【買ってよかった】 友達主婦に教わったハンディラップが手軽で便利

    taguchi
    12 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    ハンディ・クラウン ハンディストレッチフィルムセット 幅100mm×長150m ハンディ・クラウン(Handy Crown) ハンディ・クラウン(Handy Crown)
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  • Demand Management/Director

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:57 am
    Drive a robust process aimed to ensure the timely availability of the most accurate in market demand in a monthly cycle
  • セールスマネージャー (Cleaning Vision Systems)

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:49 am
    完成車メーカーの次期車向けの製品提案を行って頂きます。 顧客や自社(国内及び海外)と調整を重ね、新規受注を確定していく仕事です。 国内の自動車メーカー等の購買部門や開発部門の方に対して、次期車種の製品提案を行い、仕様・価格などの見積り、討議・交渉を行いながら、社内関係部署(海外グループ会社を含む)とも連携し、製品の拡販を行っていきます。
  • HR Specialist

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:29 am
    主たる業務内容 人事情報システムのデータ/プロセスの管理と運営、人事業務/プロセスへの展開の促進 労務管理/労使協定を通して健全な職場環境の維持に務める 業務の詳細 下表の比率で複数業務を担当頂く予定です。
  • C&B Manager

    5 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    Responsible for the development and administration of compensation and benefits programs that support business objectives, are competitive with market practices, and are applied consistently and efficiently throughout Japan.
  • HR Manager

    5 Aug 2015 | 6:54 am
    Act as advocate for both employees and management Strategically enhance HR processes Develop new strategies for performance management and coach/counsel on disciplinary issues Manage HR administration Oversee payroll and recruitment for all store staff in Japan
 
 
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  • 「ノー・ダウト」ボーカルのG・ステファニーが離婚へ

    4 Aug 2015 | 12:43 am
    [ロサンゼルス 3日 ロイター] - 米歌手グウェン・ステファニーさん(45)は、13年間連れ添った夫でロックミュージシャンのギャビン・ロスデイルさん(49)との離婚手続きに入っている。複数のメディアが3日報じた。
  • 米俳優W・スミス、フェイスブックで離婚報道を否定

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:30 pm
    [ニューヨーク 3日 ロイター] - 米俳優ウィル・スミス(46)は3日、妻で女優のジェイダ・ピンケット・スミス(43)との離婚を決めたとのメディア報道を否定した。タブロイド各紙はここ数年、夫妻の離婚説をたびたび取り上げており、エンタメニュースのレーダー・オンラインは3日、夫妻が別居を決め、夏の終わりに離婚を発表すると報じた。
  • 北米映画興行収入=「ミッション・インポッシブル」最新作が首位

    3 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    [ロサンゼルス 2日 ロイター] - バラエティ・ドット・コムによると、週末の北米映画興行収入ランキングは、パラマウント/スカイダンスによるドル箱作品「ミッション:インポッシブル/ローグ・ネイション」(日本公開8月7日)が5600万ドル(約69億4700万円)で首位に躍り出た。
  • 英女優H・ミレンが蝋人形と並んでポーズ、「にせ物を探して」

    3 Aug 2015 | 1:29 am
    [ロンドン 31日 ロイター] - ロンドンのマダム・タッソーろう人形館は、英女優ヘレン・ミレンさんの70歳の誕生日を記念して、ろう人形3体を展示した。30日の夜、ろう人形館を訪れたミレンさんは3人の自分と並んでポーズをとりながら、「にせ物を探して」とジョークを飛ばした。
  • 米ラッパーのスヌープ・ドッグ、伊出国時に大量の現金所持で足止め

    3 Aug 2015 | 12:31 am
    [ローマ 1日 ロイター] - イタリアを訪問していた米ラッパーのスヌープ・ドッグが7月31日、英国行きの飛行機に乗ろうとしていたところ、無申告で現金42万2000ドル(約5235万円)を所持していたとして、警察に止められた。スヌープ・ドッグのイタリアの弁護人が明らかにした。
 
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    Japan for Sustainability

  • Japan's Depopulating Society: Population Concentration in Tokyo and the Disappearance of Local Municipalities (Part 2)

    30 Jul 2015 | 10:11 pm
    JFS Newsletter No.155 (July 2015) Image by John Gillespie Some Rights Reserved. The previous issue of the JFS Newsletter introduced problems resulting from a declining population and future challenges for Japan nationwide. It was based on the first half of an April 23, 2015, lecture on the depopulation in Japan, by Hiroya Masuda, who is chairperson of the private think tank Japan Policy Council (JPC) and guest professor at the Graduate School of Public Policy of the University of Tokyo. This issue of the JFS Newsletter continues with the second half of Masuda's lecture, focusing on Tokyo's…
  • The Challenges Facing Full-Scale Renewable Energy Development and Expectations of Electricity System Reform (Part 1)

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Image by Sigma 64 Some Rights Reserved. As each nation around the world makes preparations for reaching an international agreement on climate action at the upcoming 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 21), to be held December 2015, the Japanese government has indicated commitment to a lower greenhouse gas (GHS) emissions reduction target compared with European countries. Since further introduction of renewable energy is indispensable for reducing GHG emissions, Japan for Sustainability (JFS) introduces the following…
  • Reconstruction of Communities in Fukushima to Reflect Japan's Future

    24 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Shining the Light on the Future of FutabaCopyright Yayoi Minowa All Rights Reserved. A weekly column called "Tohoku Reconstruction Diary" (Tohoku Fukko Nikki in Japanese) in the regional newspaper "Tokyo Shimbun," which covers eastern Japan in delivering news and stories on reconstruction efforts in the areas devastated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, published a series of articles submitted by the "JKSK Empowering Women Empowering Society," a certified non-profit organization, about an initiative called the "Yui-Yui Project" that supports victims of the earthquake. We present here…
  • Chigasaki City Converts Residential Solar into Emissions Credits for Corporate Carbon Offsets

    22 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Image by Chris Baird Some Rights Reserved. Chigasaki City in East Japan has been implementing the "Chigasaki Solar Energy Credit" program since April 1, 2014. The program converts the environmental value of power generated by residential photovoltaic generators into emission credits, sells them to businesses, and returns the sales profits to residents.
  • The Pursuit of Economic Growth Requires a Balance between 'Yin' and 'Yang'

    19 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    JFS Newsletter No.154 (June 2015) Copyright Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society All Rights Reserved. The Institute for Studies in Happiness, Economy and Society (ISHES), with JFS as its outreach partner, is undertaking a project called "What Is Economic Growth? -- Interviews with 100 People." How does Eastern wisdom view economic growth? Here we introduce the responses to this question by Yoshifumi Taguchi, a scholar of the works of Lao Tzu and Chuang-Tzu, and director of the Research Institute for Integration of Eastern and Western Wisdom.
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    i heart japan - Japan travel tips and info about Japan

  • Suntory Sending Whisky into Space

    Travis
    1 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    Photo by: ssoosay It’s seems like a long way to go just for the “development of mellowness”, but Suntory is going to be sending some of their whiskey to the International Space station. They hope that the microgravity environment will aid in the mellowing. While I think it be great to try a dram of the stuff when it gets back in several years, I have a feeling it would cost a bit more than my current whisky budget allows :D Here is the full news release. Related Posts:The Toilet Bike NeoThe Days of HanakoJapan Population DropTokyo’s Design Festa GalleryRobotic Comedy Duo
  • Wow. Much News! Such Informed.

    Travis
    29 Jun 2015 | 7:42 am
    Related Posts:Cat News NetworkHimeji Castle ConstructionSuntory Sending Whisky into SpaceLow Yen Makes it a Great Time to VisitAstro Boy Crossing Signal
  • Using Airbnb for your Japan Vacation

    Travis
    19 Jun 2015 | 9:57 am
    I’ve written before about the difficulties of finding fully furnished accommodations in Japan. But that was over five years ago and things ave been improving for the better; particularly with the introduction of Airbnb Japan. What is Airbnb? Airbnb probably doesn’t need explaining to most of you. At its core, Airbnb allows people to offer their homes, apartments or even rooms for rent to travellers. The Airbnb website describes it this way: Airbnb is a community marketplace where guests can book spaces from hosts, connecting people who have space to spare with those who are…
  • Godzilla Becomes Japanese Citizen

    Travis
    3 Jun 2015 | 8:11 am
    After all the hard work he did helping/destroying Japan, it looks like Godzilla has finally become a Japanese Citizen. According to the NYT: Godzilla has stomped so many buildings in Japan that the irradiated monster was appointed special resident of and tourism ambassador for Tokyo’s Shinjuku ward. Good on ya mate! Related Posts:Japanese Idiom: Turn Your Body into PowderFree WiFi Hotspots in TokyoMust-See Non-Tourist Attractions in JapanWeaker Yen Drives TourismBook Review: Tuttle Travel Pack – Japan
  • Tokyo Roar

    Travis
    1 Jun 2015 | 7:28 am
    The juxtaposition of old and new in Japan. Related Posts:The Four Top Tokyo Day TripsFree WiFi Hotspots in TokyoTokyo Named World’s Safest CityTop Ryokan in TokyoWhat Is Public Transportation Like in Tokyo?
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    Japan Pulse

  • Attack of the plant hunters, green carnivores and fleshy girls

    Yuki Hayashi
    4 Aug 2015 | 1:18 am
    A selection from the exotic green world of Seijun Nishihata, whose plants are currently on display at Ultra Plants Exhibition at Ginza’s Pola Museum Annex. Living in a concrete jungle, it’s not surprising that many Japanese are eager to bring wildlife back into their lives. Plant hunter Seijun Nishihata, at Yoyogi Village (Satoko Kawasaki photo) One pioneering figure in this field is plant hunter Seijun Nishihata. The fifth-generation representative of major plant wholesaler Hanau Co., he travels around the world in search of unique flowers and plants. Whether it’s down to his…
  • Make 12th-century art using 21st-century tech

    Tom Hanaway
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:34 am
    The Choju-Giga, the famed animal caricature ink paintings displayed Kyoto’s Kozan-ji Temple have been captivating people for centuries. The four scrolls, which date to the 12th and 13th centuries and depict rabbits and monkeys getting into mischief, are often cited as the first manga comics in Japan’s history. Now art lovers can create their own masterpieces from the comfort of their Internet browser with the Choju-Giga Construction Kit website. The site allows users to drag and drop a variety of ink-drawn animals and hiragana letters onto a virtual scroll to make whatever scene they…
  • Fuji Rock bound? Make sure you survive in style

    Yuki Hayashi
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:02 am
    Raincoats are an essential part of Fuji Rock Festival — but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun. When Kenji Miyazawa famously wrote that people shouldn’t lose to rain, wind or the summer heat, we’re sure he was talking about outdoor events such as Fuji Rock Festival. So to survive the event’s unpredictable weather, here are a few items that will help you stay dry, cool and happy. Because Fuji Rock Festival prohibits umbrellas, raincoats are an essential source of protection against potential downpours. Retro Arcade Poncho is an old-school way to avoid the rain by…
  • Pokemon ages ungracefully with middle-aged ‘Ojisan Monsters’

    Tom Hanaway
    16 Jul 2015 | 12:03 am
    Someday Pikachu and friends will have to stop following Ash Ketchum around the world, retire from battling and get a real job. That’s part of idea behind “Ojimon,” a new mobile game that is a portmanteau of ojisan (middle-aged man) and Pokemon. Using “ojiballs,” players can catch aging pocket monsters, who have disturbing Kobito Dukan-like faces, and make them do their bidding. Players can put their new Ojimon to work in gold mines and construction sites, but they’ll need pay attention: These Poke-oldies have a tendency to doze off on the job but can be woken with a quick jab on…
  • The new face of Japanese beauty products

    Melynie Yoneda
    1 Jul 2015 | 7:56 pm
    Face-off: Japan Times interns model the wide array of beauty masks now available in Japan. A wise woman once said that beauty is pain, but that doesn’t mean that it has to be boring. With designer face masks, even the simple act of skin moisturizing can become fun. Face masks rose to popularity after the 2011 Korean BB Cream craze. Over the past four years, the “lazy girl” alternative to traditional, time-consuming facials has been gaining prominence worldwide. Coated in serums containing everything from collagen and hyaluronic acid to more adventurous ingredients such as snail extract,…
 
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    Culture Japan - Your portal to Japan - Posts

  • Chibi Figures

    2 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    Continuing from yesterday's Hobby Maker Show post - chibi figures. Mostly Nendoroids. I regularly come across folks who are not really into the chibi form - how about you? Same here - I didnt really like them at first but they kinda grew on me when I started to indulge in Nendoroids.
  • Anime Figures

    31 Jul 2015 | 7:33 am
    Got a load of photos taken at the Hobby Maker Show which I had to split into two posts - the first one is scale and action figures of characters from anime, games and movie. Starting off with my fave of the bunch is Sorceress from Dragon's Crown by Max Factory. I still haven't finished that game ><
  • Smart Doll Ebony

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:44 am
    Update 5 ^^; Photos of Ebony in some of our casual apparel - some of which is available at the Culture Japan online store.Update 4! Ebony steps closer release planned this September! All Smart Doll customers will get first dibs - the online store will close for 12 hours and Smart Doll customers will be sent the usual password to enter and purchase. Just like all our Smart Dolls - Ebony is not a limited model and will always be available. This photo of Ebony taken today with final frame, outer shell and wig. Faceup and eyes are still prototypes but very close to being final.Ebony so cute!And…
  • Mirai Store Tokyo

    29 Jul 2015 | 7:07 am
    Introducing Mirai Store Tokyo - the first in a series of bricks n mortar stores by Culture Japan. Come visit anytime during open hours! No need to contact me asking "can I visit the store" - just come during open hours ^^ Folks who would rather order online can do so at our online store though. Mon - Fri, 10 - 6PM (Lunch is 1 - 2). If nobody about just linger for a bit ^^ Japan public holidays are off. Nearest station is Gotanda on the JR line or Ikegami line. Use the link below for directions. If you got no Internets, save a map in your mobile by typing in your google maps "OK MAPS" and it…
  • Smart Doll Production Jobs Available Now

    26 Jul 2015 | 4:08 am
    I will bump this post to the top every time we have openings - and we got some now for Smart Doll Production - read on to see how to apply.Why CV's are not important at Culture Japan A typical Japanese company requires a resume (using the standard Japanese format with photo attached). Apparently the way you look says a lot about your abilities. As a hiring manager at Amazon, I never ever looked at school qualifications on a resume and only barely skimmed through the work experience section. This is not to say that I don't think qualifications are important - they are if you plan to work for…
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  • In Praise of Shadows by Tanizaki 陰翳礼讃

    ageekinjapan
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:21 pm
    I took this picture at Kanda Myojin shrine after reading In Praise of Shadows by Junichiro Tanizaki. I learned more about Japanese aesthetics from this book than from any other one. Wabi-sabi, impermanence, asymmetry, imperfection. Light, darkness, and all the shadows between them. Black, white, and all the tones between them.  
  • Sushi cats

    ageekinjapan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    I found these funny sushi cats. They made me happy in this 1st of August starting here in Tokyo with extremely high temperatures and humidity. More at Imgur
  • Withdrawing Cash At 7-Eleven

    tsuba
    31 Jul 2015 | 6:11 am
    Some years ago withdrawing cash in Japanese ATMs using foreign cards was quite a challenge for people travelling to Japan. Since recently, the easiest way to do it is to use the ATMs available in most 7-Eleven (7-Bank). VISA, Mastercard and American Express are accepted, as well as debit cards. In this website you can find all 7-Bank ATMs in Japan and in this other a list of all the cards accepted.
  • Shiitake Yakitori

    ageekinjapan
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:37 am
    When people who are traveling for the first time in Japan ask me for food recommendations I always tell them to explore and try anything they find. It is very difficult to find a bad place in Japan, on average, restaurants will prepare you amazing food. I was with two friends and we just entered the nearest yakitori place. We ordered and the yakitori in general was just ok, but the shiitake that you can see in the picture being prepared by the woman was the best one I have ever tried! The texture and the flavor was just perfect. My friends agreed and we ended up having tons of shiitake for…
  • Shibuya rain

    ageekinjapan
    28 Jul 2015 | 8:54 pm
    I love when it rains in Tokyo, it makes the city even more photogenic. It is difficult to walk around with a camera in one hand and hold an umbrella with the other one, but I always try to force myself to go out when it rains. It is always fun and inspiring to go out shooting while it rains: the lighting changes everywhere with the humidity, neon sign reflections are everywhere, the mood in the air is different.  
 
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  • Tokyo payphone stares

    Lee
    2 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Audio and visual communication.
  • Japanese roadside whale

    Lee
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    It’s always good to escape the concrete and crowds of the capital. Particularly so in summer when the heat is horrendous. Plus despite Tokyo’s size, you don’t have to drive for that long before it’s possible to enjoy quiet roads, the sight of tree covered mountains, and, erm, roadside whales.
  • Tokyo bar characters

    Lee
    28 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A bar with plenty of character, but even more in the way of characters.
  • Old-style Tokyo shopping

    Lee
    26 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
    A bit of Tokyo shopping as it once was, and in a surprising number of instances, actually still is.
  • Lost in Tokyo?

    Lee
    23 Jul 2015 | 4:30 pm
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    世論 What Japan Thinks

  • EU cookie notice regulations

    Ken Y-N
    4 Aug 2015 | 8:07 am
    By the way, to comply with an EU directive, you now get a message at the bottom of the screen telling you that I use cookies. It seems rather pointless to me, but Google requires me to do something… If you notice it misbehaving, etc, please drop me a note.
  • Stuff you don’t want to see from your pool date

    Ken Y-N
    26 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    goo Ranking recently published a pair of surveys on what people don’t want to see from their partner at the pool or by the sea, for both men discussing women and women discussing men. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 29th of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. The results are presented for each of the sexes separately. The second number 8 for the men is rather odd – getting swept out…
  • Cheap smartphone SIM card deals in Japan

    Ken Y-N
    23 Jul 2015 | 7:43 am
    Mobile Marketing Data Labo recently looked at usage of cheap SIM card. Demographics Over the 3rd and 4th of July 2015 1,064 users of cheap smartphone SIM cards completed a private internet-based questionnaire. However, no further demographic information was presented. My two year contract is up in a couple of months, and I am almost definitely going to switch from my full-service but 5,000 yen per month plan to perhaps a 3GB data-only plan (no-one phones me!) with a public wi-fi add-on option and keep my current device, saving over 3,500 yen in the process, so even if my phone dies within a…
  • Nostalgic toys that are still selling

    Ken Y-N
    19 Jul 2015 | 7:21 am
    Today I report on a survey by goo Ranking into what toys and mail order goods people are surprised to learn are still selling. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. I’m surprised to learn about ball-bearing guns still being on sale, as I thought they’d be too dangerous! I was trying to find pictures of Slime, but that only turned up photos of the…
  • Old folk and feature phones

    Ken Y-N
    15 Jul 2015 | 7:32 am
    Mobile Marketing Data Labo recently published the results of a survey into feature phone usage by the senior generation. Demographics Over the 16th and 17th of June 2015 1,110 people aged sixty or older completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given, but all were feature phone users. Here’s some random senior fiddling with his flip-phone: Research results Q1: How long have you used a feature phone for? (Sample size=1,110, multiple answer) Less than six months 3.4% Less than one year 3.4% Less than 18 months 5.1% Less than two years 5.2% Less than…
 
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  • 10 Security Tips for Your Home

    Guest
    3 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    Mark Brandon is your go-to guy when it comes to home renovation and inspection. He shares his expertise to people through a variety of blogs like Safe and Sound Property Inspections. In this article he shares some tips to improve your home’s security. Home safety and security must be everybody’s priority. With these useful tips, you should be able to promote a safe and secured place for your family. If you want to protect your family, then you have to start by protecting your home. However, with all the home security products sold on the market, choosing the best one can be a very…
  • 9 Reasons to Drink Matcha Green Tea to Kick Start Your Healthy Lifestyle

    Guest
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:42 am
    Green tea is regarded by many nutrition experts as one of the items on any top 10 list of super foods in terms of antioxidant quantity, health benefits or weight loss. In particular is the green tea powder called Matcha – which is made from stone ground natural green tea leaves grown in Japan. But when you are looking for the very best in Matcha tea for reaping maximum health benefits and overall flavor, you need to choose a premium Matcha green tea powder. It needs to be one that has been shade grown, dried, grounded and stored the right way so it ends holding a lot more antioxidants…
  • Our Downsizing Story After One Year

    Jenny Nakao Hones
    10 Jul 2015 | 11:13 am
    It’s been a year since moving and as promised, I am finally reporting on our downsizing experience.  I just don’t know where the time goes! In my experience, I always find that there is a honeymoon period to moving.  Change can be exciting.  For those that are the curious type, it allows for opportunity to try new shops, restaurants, and explore the region.  It opens your eyes to new experiences just from a change of location.  But, once that period is over and reality sets in with the daily grind, that’s when you know if you’ve made the right choice or not. The…
  • Quick and Healthy Chinese Broccoli – Gai-Lan

    Jenny Nakao Hones
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:55 pm
    It’s become more and more evident that we need to increase our green veggie intake to our diet for better health.  I love Winnie’s quick recipe for gai-lan, Chinese broccoli, also known as kai-lan, depending on where you shop. Gai-lan has large dark green leaves, a thick stem, and often has tiny yellow flowers.   Once cooked, the stems are not tough but rather juicy.  High in vitamin A and C, it has a slightly bitter taste.  According to traditional Chinese medicine, bitterness is good for the heart!  So, go for it and consume lots of dark greens. Today’s gai-lan…
  • Sofa Style Trends for 2015

    Guest
    4 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    This is a guest post by Jane Blanchard. The 2015 sofa models are made with a great emphasis on the minimalist approach yet these designs are still as colorful and stylish as they have ever been. There are multiple reasons for making a sofa with less materials. If you enjoy a sofa that does not take up a lot of space, you will jump for joy over this year’s sofa styles. These sofas look more modern than ever before. If you have a colonial house, or one that was built a long time ago, you will still be able to find a sofa that will match your other home design choices. When you’re creating a…
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    Japan Real Time

  • Japan Ministry to Revise Guidlines for Mobile-Phone Use in Crowded Areas

    Jun Hongo
    4 Aug 2015 | 12:52 am
    Railway companies and hospitals in Japan might ease their restrictions on mobile-phone use after the government issues a new guideline on how such devices may interfere with pacemakers and other medical devices.
  • U.S. Under Secretary of State to Attend Memorials in Hiroshima, Nagasaki

    Jun Hongo
    3 Aug 2015 | 9:37 pm
    The U.S. Department of State said that the under secretary in charge of arms control and international security will visit Japan later this week to attend memorial ceremonies commemorating the 70th anniversary since the atomic bombs were dropped during World War II.
  • Tokyo Heat Likely to Set Record

    WSJ Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 7:17 pm
    Japan's meteorological agency said temperatures in central Tokyo hit 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) on Monday for a record-tying fourth consecutive day as a high-pressure system remained aloft the archipelago.
  • Top WSJ Stories on Japan: Suzuki Motor, Higher Education, George Takei

    WSJ Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Your daily roundup of news from The Wall Street Journal related to Japan: Suzuki Motor Corp. said Monday that it was taking steps to lift its “corporate value” after New York hedge fund Third Point LLC disclosed a stake in the auto maker.
  • 5 Things to Know About Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox and CEO Mark Karpelès

    Takashi Mochizuki
    3 Aug 2015 | 3:09 am
    Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpelès, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, alleging that he manipulated the company’s computer system to increase the balance in an account. Tokyo-based Mt. Gox was once the world’s largest exchange platform for the virtual currency by trading volume, before it filed for bankruptcy in February 2014. Here are five things to know about Mt. Gox and Mr. Karpelès.
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  • Festivals of Japan: Sendai Tanabata Matsuri

    John Asano
    4 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri is the largest and most famous tanabata celebration in Japan. The festival is one of Japan’s most famous and is one of the ‘Three Great Festivals of the Tohoku region’ of Japan, called Tohoku Sandai Matsuri in Japanese. The festival is held in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture which is located in the Tohoku region of Japan. Sendai is the largest city in the Tohoku region and is famous for Date Masamune, one of Japan’s most powerful samurai feudal lords, who was known as the “One-Eyed Dragon of the North”. The Sendai Tanabata Matsuri is a traditional event…
  • How to ensure a smooth transition when you change jobs in Japan

    Liam Carrigan
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Summer holidays are here. Whilst some teachers are fortunate enough to have about 6 weeks holiday at this time of year, for direct local government hires like me, “the show must go on” as they say. Despite the lack of classes, or indeed any meaningful work to do, we still have to clock in and clock out as it were. This time of tranquility also gives us time to reflect, on what we have accomplished in the first half of the year and what we hope to achieve before the year’s end. It is perhaps for this reason, that August/September is the second most popular time in the calendar year,…
  • All Purpose Aisatsu

    Matthew Coslett
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:44 pm
    Almost every day, learners hear a lot of really useful Japanese being used in introductions and greetings. After living in Japan for a while, it is easy to become so accustomed to listening to these phrases that we don’t even think about their construction. Gaijinpot presents a guide to 5 common Japanese phrases that you probably use every day, how they are used and some ways that we can use these forms to expand our Japanese knowledge. (お)しぶり is a Japanese word that has the same meaning as ‘long time, no see’ in English. While it is a set phrase, both of the elements that make…
  • This Week in Tokyo August 3 – 9, 2015

    Leslie Lee III
    2 Aug 2015 | 8:13 pm
    It’s August, and almost everyone you know has already left the country. No worries, your friends at Gaijin Pot are still here, with tons of ideas for things to do This Week in Tokyo. If you’re doing something fun or interesting, be sure to leave us a comment or email us to have your event listed. Cleopatra and the Queens of Egypt Exhibition Date: Until Wednesday, September 23rd, Closed Mondays Time: 09:30 – 17:00, Fridays 20:00, Weekends / Holidays 18:00 Location: Tokyo National Museum, 13-9 Ueno-koen, Taito, Tokyo Admission: ¥1600 The Tokyo National Museum is hosting artifacts…
  • Sushi Etiquette

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    2 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    Slowly savoring sushi, while watching the Taisho (the head chef) expertly prepare the heavenly dishes right in front of you has to be one of everyone’s favorite moments of a trip to Japan. There is a sense of privilege and occasion that accents the experience. Visiting a proper sushi restaurant however has some rules of etiquette that must be observed. But once you remember these simple four rules, you can sit back relax and truly enjoy one of the greatest culinary pleasures on the planet. The first rule is- go easy on the perfume! Sushi restaurants provide super fresh, in-season…
 
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  • Tokyo Overrun by Giant Women!! Who Are They and Where Did They Come From?

    IGNITION Staff
    3 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Tokyo Overrun by Giant Women!! Who Are They and Where Did They Come From?(Top Photo:Ginza Chuo Ward“Shoe-fit” Image courtesy of TYO) Contemporary Tokyo is a sometimes-bewildering mix of traditional and modern cultures, where old-fashioned art forms coexist with anime goods and cutting-edge technology. Recently, however, a new phenomenon has taken the capital by storm. As the city once again becomes a focus of global attention in the buildup to the 2020 Olympics, its signature districts have suddenly find themselves overrun by daydreaming giantesses. On a busy shopping street in…
  • Is Money the Only Way to Buy Things?

    IGNITION Staff
    2 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Is Money the Only Way to Buy Things?This February, a new online retail site made its debut by posing an unusual challenge to its customers. The site’s name is “WITHOUT MONEY SALE” and, as the name implies, it does not accept money for any of the products it sells. Instead, it accepts “love,” “wisdom,” “time,” “imagination,” and other non-financial standards of value. Is Money the Only Way to Measure Value? By day, Susumu Namikawa, the founder and sole proprietor of WITHOUT MONEY SALE, works as a copywriter for one of Japan’s biggest ad agencies. His specialty is…
  • How Did Tama Become Such a Huge Star?

    Takeyuki Tsuchiya
    1 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    How Did Tama Become Such a Huge Star? (This article was previously published in TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE . It has been modified from the original. Top photo: Tama the Stationmaster was a symbol of the Kishigawa Line. Photo by Katsunori Ueno) This is a true story about a female pet cat named “Tama” that once lived peacefully in the countryside of Japan and ended up devoting the latter half of her life in community services that made her worthy of being widely recognized as a legend in her own right. I first met Tama in 2006. It was around the end of April that year when I visited Wakayama, a…
  • Why Eureka Was Bought Out by an American Company

    IGNITION Staff
    31 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Why Eureka Was Bought Up by an American Company(This article was previously published in TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE. It has been modified from the original.) At a time when even Prime Minister Shinzō Abe is willing to make a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley, Japanese startups are being urged to move beyond Japan and focus on global markets. Japanese startup Eureka was recently acquired by InterActiveCorp (IAC), a New York-based, Nasdaq-listed media group that owns internet services like Match.com, Tinder, and Vimeo. Many Japanese startups have their sights set on Silicon Valley, but rare is the American…
  • Will Nikkei’s FT Takeover Work Out?

    Ginko Kobayashi
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Will Nikkei’s FT Takeover Work Out? (This article was previously published in TOYO KEIZAI ONLINE . It has been modified from the original. Top photo by Sarah Marshall , licensed under CC BY 2.0) British media have been in an uproar ever since the news broke about Nikkei’s acquisition of the Financial Times. The reactions came in chorus: “did a Japanese newspaper company just buy the Financial Times?” Press speculation had hinted for weeks that the Times might be sold soon, but none of the journalists expected a Japanese buyer. When the news came, it shocked all observers – the kind…
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  • How Much Is A Cup Of Coffee In ‘Coffee Town’, Kiyosumi-shirakawa?

    3 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Until recently, the neighbourhood of Kiyosumi-shirakawa in Tokyo’s Koto ward was probably famous for but one thing; Kiyosumi Teien, a splendid Meiji Period garden. These days, otherwise unassuming Kiyosumi, is carving out a new brand, and has managed to get itself introduced on national TV as ‘Coffee Town’. Of course, given the abundance of chain-store coffee joints throughout Tokyo, anywhere could claim to be a ‘coffee town’. What we’re talking about in Kiyosumi are independent operations. Here, wholesome looking staff in dark-rimmed spectacles wear their shop aprons with pride…
  • Are You Bugging Out? Products To Fight Insects In Japan!

    30 Jul 2015 | 9:04 pm
    Ahh summer in Japan; blazing heat, nampa at the beach, crushed ice and … bugs. There’s much to love about ‘sweaty’ season over here but unless you’re an elementary school kid brandishing a new catching net, bugs probably isn’t one of them! Tough, bug season it is and we’d better accept the brutal truth that we will probably receive at least one unwanted visitor into our homes! Still, Japan is nothing if not a country that likes to be prepared so there are plenty of bug busting products on the supermarket shelves. Here we guide you through some of the essentials. Dealing With…
  • What did you spend 20,000 yen on a mango for?! Expensive Fruit In Japan

    27 Jul 2015 | 5:04 pm
    For many a foreign resident of Japan, one of the nation's more irritating mysteries is the high price of fruit. An apple for 200 yen, a single kiwi fruit for 100 yen, a handful of plums, 500 yen. Back home, such prices would fetch us a bag full. The mystery of this expensive fruit is easily solved though; Japan is in the habit of growing more vegetables than fruit. People with greater expertise than I cite the reason as being that the nature of the water over here favours vegetables. They're easier to grow. Fair enough, and if this is true, then the oft cited other reason for the expense of…
  • Are You Ready For The Commitment? Buying A Sofa In Japan

    21 Jul 2015 | 12:22 am
    You always know that someone has settled into life in Japan when they have a sofa. Given the hassle of getting it up stairs and the lingering doubt of, How the hell am I going to get rid of this thing?!, such items tend to be the preserve of those anticipating a long stay ‘in country’. The rest of us are left to make do with a random collection of bean bags, cushions, and pokey armchairs that may remind us of our student days. Still, at least we’re sure they’ll fit inside our quarters. Plus, they’ll be easy to fob off onto others when we leave. Of course, if you're feeling ready for…
  • Akihabara’s B-1 Grand Prix Shokudo: Prize-Winning Regional Grub

    16 Jul 2015 | 5:12 pm
    On the 10th of this month, Tokyo’s Akihabara district opened the doors (or should that be shutters) to its latest dining experience; B-1 Grand Prix Shokudo Aki-Oka Caravane. What?! The B-1 Grand Prix is an annual food festival/event/circus aimed at bringing together and promoting Japan’s many regional cuisines. The ‘B’ stands for ‘Brand’. Here, prefectures push their regional ‘brand’ through food. Rumours linger that, actually, the ‘B’ represents the grade of food, as in B-grade, B-list, B-class….you get the drift. True or not, fine dining this ain’t. What it is…
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