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  • Atomic bomb survivors to attend Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

    The Japan Times: News & Business
    31 Aug 2015 | 6:49 am
    Survivors of the 1945 U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have been invited to attend the Noble Peace Prize award ceremony scheduled for December in Oslo, according to the leader of a... Read more ...
  • Pretty in pink: Vice Ganda 'reimagined' for fashion shoot

    Japan News
    31 Aug 2015 | 2:31 am
    MANILA "It's Showtime" host Vice Ganda looks both fierce and feminine as he poses in a fashion shoot set in the lavender fields of Hokkaido, Japan. The openly gay comedian has been chosen to appear on the cover of the local magazine Mega for its latest issue with the theme "fashion democracy."
  • Drizzle fails to dampen samba dancers' parade in Asakusa

    News On Japan
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:43 am
    On an unseasonably cool day, thousands of scantily clad samba dancers marched through Tokyo's Asakusa district in a festival on Aug. 29, warming the crowds packing the roadside there. (Asahi)
  • Mirror of the Sun Gods

    Néojaponisme
    nj@neojaponisme.com
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Matt Treyvaud compares the covers for famed translator and scholar Jay Rubin’s new novel. Here is the cover of The Sun Gods, translator and scholar Jay Rubin’s new novel about the U.S.’s wartime internment camps and their aftermath. As you can see, the designer has placed everything on a background of old-timey Japanese text, suggesting a certain linguistic and cultural separation between the intended readership and the contents of the book. Here is the cover of the Japanese translation of The Sun Gods, Hibi no hikari 『日々の光』. As you can see, the designer has…
  • TokyoStreetView: Zojo-Ji Temple Part I (4K VIDEO)

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    31 Aug 2015 | 12:11 am
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  • Pretty in pink: Vice Ganda 'reimagined' for fashion shoot

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:31 am
    MANILA "It's Showtime" host Vice Ganda looks both fierce and feminine as he poses in a fashion shoot set in the lavender fields of Hokkaido, Japan. The openly gay comedian has been chosen to appear on the cover of the local magazine Mega for its latest issue with the theme "fashion democracy."
  • Takashi Koizumi: Bulgarian Rose Becoming Increasingly Popular in Japan

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:31 am
    Novinite has asked Japan 's Ambassador to Bulgaria Takashi Koizumi to comment on international nuclear affairs and also on bilateral relations, in a month when the world marked the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Mr Koizumi's first diplomatic appointment was to the Japanese Embassy in Bulgaria , where he was Third Secretary for Cultural, Political and Economic Affairs from 1979 to 1982, and that was followed by a term as Second Secretary at the same embassy in 1988-1991.
  • Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
    In this photo Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, visitors relax at the lobby at main lobby of Hotel Okura in Tokyo. The Hotel Okura, a favored Tokyo lodging for U.S. presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing the doors of its iconic, half-century-old main building on Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
  • Japan bids adieu to landmark that hosted presidents, stars

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:25 am
    In this photo Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, visitors relax at the lobby at main lobby of Hotel Okura in Tokyo.
  • Mothers, students join Japan's protests over security bills

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:28 pm
    Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.
 
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  • Mirror of the Sun Gods

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    30 Aug 2015 | 8:37 pm
    Matt Treyvaud compares the covers for famed translator and scholar Jay Rubin’s new novel. Here is the cover of The Sun Gods, translator and scholar Jay Rubin’s new novel about the U.S.’s wartime internment camps and their aftermath. As you can see, the designer has placed everything on a background of old-timey Japanese text, suggesting a certain linguistic and cultural separation between the intended readership and the contents of the book. Here is the cover of the Japanese translation of The Sun Gods, Hibi no hikari 『日々の光』. As you can see, the designer has…
  • Obituary: Yanagihara Ryohei

    nj@neojaponisme.com
    23 Aug 2015 | 11:40 pm
    Ian Lynam looks at the career of legendary postwar illustrator and whiskey promoter Yanagihara Ryōhei. On Monday, August 17, Japan lost one of its greatest post-War illustrators and animators — the inestimable Yanagihara Ryōhei (柳原良平). His creations have had a consistent presence across Japan since he created the character Uncle Torys (アンクルトリス), featured prominently in Suntory Whiskey ads in the 1950s and 1960s and revived over the past decade for a number of promotional campaigns that spurred Japan’s recent highball boom. View Yanagihara’s animations for…
  • 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…
 
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    An Eternal Thought in the Mind of Godzilla

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  • Podcast: Hot Tears of Shame: where you been?

    Patrick Macias
    15 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    PODCAST: Hot Tears of Shame 3000  with Patrick Macias and Matt Alt It’s X85X A.D., a time of new galactic frontiers, astounding technology, and terrifying evil. Discovering a new universe means unleashing a new relentless enemy: Alphabet Drake and the tyrannical armies of the Government of Darkness! To save themselves, the people of Earth must fight back with the best they’ve got and that means the Otackers: the mightiest crime-fighting team ever to probe the cold depths of space. With a cast of cyborgs, androids, and giant robots as well as very human heroes and villains, it’s an…
  • PARANOIA GIRLS chapter marks by Yunico Uchiyama

    Patrick Macias
    10 Aug 2015 | 4:31 pm
    Full story and art here: paranoia-girls.tumblr.com  
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  • Stafford, Bortles shine as Lions beat Jaguars 22-17

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:11 pm
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Matthew Stafford completed 11 of 15 passes for 173 yards and two touchdowns, helping the Detroit Lions beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17 in a preseason game Friday night. The Lions (2-1) trailed most of the night, but rookie Zach Zenner’s 3-yard touchdown run with 1:41 remaining was the winner. Detroit played without star receiver Calvin Johnson for the third consecutive game, but Stafford carved up Jacksonville’s secondary in a half of work. Stafford threw a perfect deep ball to Golden Tate for a 62-yarder in the second quarter and then hooked up…
  • Vin Scully to return for record 67th year with Dodgers

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:42 pm
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Vin Scully will return for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The news was revealed in the second inning of Friday night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel appeared on the Dodger Stadium video board and told the crowd via cue cards without uttering a sound. His last card read: “God bless us everyone.” The 87-year-old Scully stood up and waved from his booth as the crowd cheered. The Hall of Fame announcer continues to enjoy describing the action on the field. His consecutive years of…
  • AP Top Sports News At 9:16 p.m. EDT

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:16 pm
    Stewart claims he didn’t see man on track before fatal crash Continue Reading...
  • Redskins say QB Griffin to miss Ravens game

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 12:34 pm
    ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins say quarterback Robert Griffin III will miss Saturday’s exhibition game at the Baltimore Ravens because of a concussion, reversing an earlier decision to let him play. In a statement released Friday by the Redskins, NFL independent neurologist Robert Kurtzke is quoted as saying that Griffin “should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one (to) two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made.” Griffin left last week’s exhibition game against Detroit with what Redskins coach Jay Gruden…
  • Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict

    AP Wires
    28 Aug 2015 | 11:13 am
    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals. By not crossing that line, he avoided doing anything that would have made it illegal for him to purchase the gun he used to kill two former co-workers on live TV in Virginia. Flanagan, 41, had never been arrested for a felony and had no criminal record. There are no…
 
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  • SONY X Smart Doll

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    I'm currently in Taipei right now and have a series of good news starting with a collaboration between Sony and Smart Doll ^o^Syntrend is a new mall that opened very recently in Taipei - it's a stylish lifestyle-type mall that has been designed to cater for all ages through its snazzy look and feel. Syntrend is known as 三創數位生活園區 in Chinese and can be located at the following address. 台北市中正區市民大道三段2號 View location with Google MapsOnce inside Syntrend, head to the 3rd floor and look for the Sony Camera store - right at the entrance you will see a cutie…
  • Desk Diary 20150823

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    The layout of things have changed quite a bit since the previous desk diary and there is now more to cover - my workspace at the office and home and now also our first ever retail store. It's been rather hectic of late - since we last spoke, we attended and rolled out booths at Anime Festival Asia Thailand, Anime Expo in LA, SMASH in Sydney and I'm off again to Taipei this week for Fancy Frontier. Apart from meeting our fans, event participation is also important marketing for Smart Doll but trying to do both production *and* events has furthermore engrained an unfortunate truth in my life -…
  • Mirai Easy Card Taiwan

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:09 am
    Following on from Malaysia Touch n Go, I'm pleased to announce that our mascot character Mirai Suenaga has now become Taiwan's electronic payment card "Easy Card" (悠遊卡 roughly pronounced "youyou ka"). Easy Card is used to pay for services like the metro, buses, taxis and can also be used at many convenience stores etc.There are two types of Mirai Easy Card - one is Moekana style by Ikkyuu-sensei.The other type is Bishojo by DMYO (Shirahane Nao-sensei). Both of the ones in my possession are just samples which is why the color is a bit off and there is also a mistake in one of the Chinese…
  • Kinokuniya Singapore x Smart Doll

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:46 pm
    I'm pleased to announce that Kinokuniya is now an official retailer of Smart Doll ^o^ Starting off with the Singapore flagship store (Takashimaya 4th Floor @ Ngee Ann City). If you want to reserve yours for pickup then call them on +65 6737 5021 Smart Doll 001 Mirai Suenaga and 002 Kizuna Yumeno are available now and retail for 789.90 SGD but (!) if you have the Mirai-chan Kinokuniya Privilege Card then you get 10% off the retail price @.@Mirai-chan on display at the entrance of Kinokuniya.Kinokuniya have been supporting Mirai-chan for many years and as a token of appreciation, folks who buy…
  • 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.
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  • Beijing World Championships Day Nine - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:57 am
    Beijing, China, 8/30/15 click here for complete results Women's 5000 m Final 1. Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) - 14:26.83 - MR 2. Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia) - 14:44.07 3. Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia) - 14:44.14 4. Viola Jelagat Kibiwot (Kenya) - 14:46.16 5. Mercy Cherono (Kenya) - 15:01.36 6. Janet Kisa (Kenya) - 15:02.68 7. Irene Chepet Cheptai (Kenya) - 15:03.41 8. Susan Kuijken (Netherlands) - 15:08.00 9
  • Fujiwara and Okada Win Hokkaido Marathon (updated with video)

    Brett Larner
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:19 pm
    by Brett Larner His career marked by more ups and downs than virtually any other elite marathoner, London Olympian Arata Fujiwara (Miki House) pulled yet another surprise comeback out of nowhere on a week's notice to win the hot and humid Hokkaido Marathon in Sapporo on Sunday.  One of only five Japanese men to ever win a marathon outside Japan under 2:10, after a mid-race surge Fujiwara's
  • Beijing World Championships Women's Marathon - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    by Brett Larner In a sight already familiar from the women's 5000 m heats and 10000 m final, the Japanese women ran up front together through most of the Beijing World Championships women's marathon, the slow early pace and low-hanging fruit of the JAAF's promise of a place on the Rio Olympic team to the first of them to make the top 8 combining to ensure they stayed near the front until things
  • 'Japanese Government Confirm New Tokyo Olympic Stadium Plans - With January 2020 as Target Completion Date'

    Brett Larner
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:17 am
    http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1029669/japanese-government-confirm-new-tokyo-stadium-plans-with-january-2020-target-completion-date
  • Beijing World Championships Day Eight - Japanese Results

    Brett Larner
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:31 pm
    Beijing, China, 8/29/15 click here for complete results Men's 50 km Race Walk 1. Matej Toth (Slovakia) - 3:40:32 2. Jared Tallent (Australia) - 3:42.17 3. Takayuki Tanii (Japan) - 3:42:55 ----- 4. Hirooki Arai (Japan) - 3:43:44 34. Yuki Yamazaki (Japan) - 4:03:54 Masters Women 400 m 1. Sarah Louise Read Cayton (Great Britain) - 1:00.05 2. Virginia Corinne Mitchell (Great Britain) - 1:00.81 3.
 
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  • 高齢オーナーよりも長生きする愛犬向け遺言信託サービス

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    ペットフード協会の調べでは、日本国内では犬と猫を合わせて約2千万頭がペットとして飼われている。飼育率でみると、およそ3割の世帯でペットを飼っており、家族同然として可愛がられている。 ペットにかけている費用は、世帯によって偏りがあるものの、東京都の福祉保険局が行っている飼育実態調査をみると、平均的な飼い主は年間で15~20万円の費用をかけている。
  • スマホアプリを起点にしたデリバリー2.0型ビジネスモデル

    23 Aug 2015 | 9:07 pm
    忙しい消費者にとって、必要な時に、希望する場所に車を呼べる「Uber」のようなサービスは使い勝手が良いものだが、車以外でも、顧客からの予約を受けて、指定された場所に出張してサービスを提供する、オンデマンド・デリバリー型のビジネスは各分野で開発されている。…
  • パーソナルロボット開発の業界構造とビジネスモデル(会員限定)

    20 Aug 2015 | 12:49 am
  • ソーシャルゲームに依存するユーザー特性と社会的報酬の魅力

    17 Aug 2015 | 8:58 pm
    ゲームに熱中する人達は、膨大な時間をプレイのために費やしている。冷静に考えれば、そこでハイスコアを上げても大したメリットは無いわけだが、ゲームには、ドラッグやギャンブルと同様の依存性があることが、脳科学の研究からも実証されてきている。…
  • 「シニア」とは呼ばない定年退職者の起業意欲と開業スタイル

    16 Aug 2015 | 8:06 pm
    日本では、満60歳の誕生日が定年退職の日となるのが通例。定年を65歳にまで引き上げる会社も出てきているが、そもそも米国では、定年制度自体が年齢差別にあたるとして、法律で禁止されている。採用面接の際にも、応募者の年齢を聞いてはいけないし、履歴書に年齢を記入する義務もない。また、欧州でも年齢差別に対する訴訟が起きており、定年制度を見直す動きが出てきている。…
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  • ブラジル、2016年の財政目標の達成見込めず=企画相

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:54 pm
    [ブラジリア 31日 ロイター] - ブラジルのバルボーザ企画相は、2016年の基礎的財政収支(プライマリーバランス)が305億レアル(84億1000万ドル)の赤字になる公算が大きいとし、黒字目標は達成できないとの見通しを示した。記者団に対し述べた。
  • 中国、英マン現地会長を拘束 株価変動めぐる捜査協力で=報道

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:10 pm
    [上海 31日 ロイター] - 中国当局は、英ヘッジファンド運用大手マン・グループ中国部門のLi Yifei会長を拘束した。最近の市場の乱高下をめぐる警察の捜査に協力するためだという。ブルームバーグが関係筋の話として報じた。
  • 原油価格が5%上昇、予想下回る生産などで

    31 Aug 2015 | 11:03 am
    [ニューヨーク 31日 ロイター] - 31日の市場で原油価格が約5%上昇。今年に入って米原油生産が当初予想を下回っていることがエネルギー情報局(EIA)の最新データで明らかとなったほか、石油輸出国機構(OPEC)が原油安に懸念を表明したことが材料となっている。
  • 今年の米原油生産、予想より少なく=EIA最新指標

    31 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    [ニューヨーク 31日 ロイター] - 今年に入って米原油生産が、当初予想を下回っていることが、エネルギー情報局(EIA)の最新データで分かった。原油安に対応するため、掘削業者が事業を縮小した影響をあらためて浮き彫りにした。
  • ソフトバンクにラブコール、インドが太陽光事業で

    31 Aug 2015 | 7:50 am
    [ニューデリー 31日 ロイター] - インドのモディ首相が力を入れる太陽光プロジェクトをめぐって、同国がソフトバンク・グループなどにラブコールを送っている。
 
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  • 「GDB 7.10」リリース

    末岡洋子
    31 Aug 2015 | 12:02 am
     The GNU ProjectのGNU Debugger(GDB)開発チームは8月28日、「GNU Debugger(GDB) 7.10」を公開した。7系の最新版で、細かな機能修正が加わっている。 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 関連記事GDB/GDBserverによるクロスターゲットのリモートデバッグ 米Microsoft、Visual Studioのデバッガ拡張「MIEngine」を公開 GCC 5系初のリリースとなる「GCC 5.1」登場 「GDB 7.9」がリリース、PythonスクリプティングAPIの強化などが行われる
  • 「Scientific Linux 6.7」がリリース

    末岡洋子
    27 Aug 2015 | 11:49 pm
     Red Hat Enterprise Linux(RHEL)互換LinuxディストリビューションであるScientific Linuxの開発チームは8月27日、最新版となる「Scientific Linux 6.7」をリリースした。米Red HatのRHEL 6.7リリースから約1か月での公開となった。 ニュース オープンソース Linux RedHat 末岡洋子 関連記事RHEL7互換のディストリビューション「Scientific Linux 7.0」リリース RHEL6.6互換の「Scientific Linux 6.6」がリリース 米Red Hat、「RHEL 6.7」を公開。セキュリティなどを強化 RHEL…
  • ASF、インメモリプラットフォーム「Apache Ignite」とビッグデータプラットフォーム「Apache Lens」をトップレベルプロジェクトに

    末岡洋子
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:30 am
     オープンソースプロジェクトへの支援を行う非営利団体Apache Software Foundation(ASF)は、インメモリプラットフォーム「Apache Ignite」とビックデータプラットフォーム「Apache Lens」がトップレベルプロジェクト(TLP)に昇格したことを発表した。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー 末岡洋子 ASF 関連記事NSA発のデータフロー管理システム「NiFi」、ASFのトップレベルプロジェクトへ Hadoop向けデータ処理・管理技術「Apache…
  • 「io.js 3.2」リリース、起動の高速化やイベント関連の新メソッド追加などが特徴

    末岡洋子
    25 Aug 2015 | 11:51 pm
     Node.jsのフォーク「io.js」の開発チームは8月25日、最新版「io.js 3.2.0」をリリースした。9月にリリースするバージョン4.0ではフォーク元のNode.jsとの統合を計画しており、io.jsとしては最後の3.x系リリースになる予定。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー 末岡洋子 JavaScript 関連記事Node.jsからフォークした「io.js」の最新版、「io.js 3.0」リリース。最後のリリースとなるか 米Microsoft、ES6サポートを強化した「TypeScript 1.5」リリース…
  • 米Netflix、データフェッチのためのJavaScriptライブラリ「Falcor」を公開

    末岡洋子
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:44 pm
     米Netflixは、データフェッチのためのJavaScriptライブラリ開発プロジェクト「Falcor」を発表した。ネットワークから効率よくデータを取得してクライアントにキャッシュすることを目指すという。 ニュース オープンソース デベロッパー フレームワーク 末岡洋子 JavaScript 関連記事米Netflix、Amazon S3上でデータの整合性を実現するライブラリ「S3mper」を公開 米Netflix、インメモリデータ分散フレームワーク「Zeno」を公開…
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  • IGBTの熱計算により電力設計の有効性を最大化

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    EDN Japanに掲載した記事を読みやすいPDF形式の電子ブックレットに再編集した「エンジニア電子ブックレット」。今回は、IGBTとダイオードを1パッケージに封止したパワーモジュールにおける、平均およびピーク時のジャンクション(接合部)温度を計算する方法を解説します。
  • バッテリーに直結できる車載用リセット機能付きLDOレギュレータ

    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    セイコーインスツルは、バッテリー直結が可能な車載用リセット機能付きLDOレギュレータ「S-19311」シリーズを製品化した。新開発のTO-252-5Sパッケージを採用し、車載ECUの小型化に貢献するという。
  • PR: 地元志向の優秀な派遣エンジニアで品質を高める/TOTO

    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 pm
    地方在住の優れたエンジニアが、住み慣れた地元で職を求めるのは難しい。だがフォーラムエンジニアリングの技術者派遣を活用すれば「地元」で「自分のスキルを生かす」を実現できる。地元での就業を希望する派遣エンジニアを積極的に活用しているTOTOに話を聞いた。
  • デュアル出力マルチフェーズ同期整流式降圧DC-DCコントローラ

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:30 pm
    リニアテクノロジーは、10mVの出力電圧ステップ分解能を搭載した6ビット電圧識別(VID)制御を持つ、デュアル出力マルチフェーズ同期整流式降圧DC-DCコントローラ「LTC3877」の販売を開始した。
  • 伝送速度最大10Mbpsのオシロスコープ向けオプション

    27 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    キーサイト・テクノロジーは、「InfiniiVision 4000」シリーズと「3000T X」シリーズのオシロスコープ向けオプション「ISO CAN FDデコード&トリガー機能」を発表した。高速デコード更新によって、エラーの捕捉が容易になったという。
 
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  • Netflixのプレミアム先行体験に参加していますが再生プレイヤーが秀逸でいい感じです

    taguchi
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:34 pm
    お誘いいただいて今話題のNetflixのプレミアム先行体験に参加中です。せっかくなので感想をば。 Netflixオリジナルコンテンツがやっぱりいい(ここでしか見れないって魅力的ですよね) ↑ Netflixのトップは統計に詳しいと聞いたことがありますが、リコメンドエンジンにも力が入っています。 最新情報などはFacebookやツイッターをフォローしておくといいですな。 » Netflix Japan » Netflix Japan(@NetflixJP)さん | Twitter…
  • Facebookメッセンジャーでは「いいね!」を押し続けるとどんどん大きくなる

    taguchi
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:53 pm
    » Facebook Messenger – Press and hold the Like… | Little Big Details
  • 中高生がプロデュースするハッカソンイベントは今週末開催【8月29日】

    taguchi
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:30 pm
    ドットインストール的にもちょっとからんでいるので告知協力も兼ねてエントリー。今週末(8月29日)に六本木にて中高生ハッカソンイベントの発表会が開催されるようです。 6週間かけてWebサービスを作ったらしいのでその成果を発表するとのこと。僕自身も先週遊びに行っていたのですが「ターミナルも知らなかったのに2週間ほどでこれを・・・?」といった驚きがあって楽しかったですよ汗。 » 8/29@Roppongi INNOSUM EVENT
  • YouTubeチャネルの登録者を400%増加させる方法…

    taguchi
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:51 pm
    URLに「?sub_confirmation=1」をつけるだけ こうしたモーダル的に何かを促すInterfaceには賛否両論ありそうですが、こういうURLオプションがあるというのは知っておいてもいいかもですね。 » Hey, come back!
  • クワガタとタケノコとフェラーリの伝説取材記事を一気読みした

    taguchi
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:38 pm
    若者だから思い切った買い物すべきじゃない?と24歳でフェラーリ購入。 » 【伝説】クワガタとタケノコで大稼ぎ! 謎の農家「風岡直宏」はなぜフェラーリを買えたのか? – どこでも地元メディア ジモコロ
 
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  • MTVビデオ賞、T・スウィフトが最多受賞 

    30 Aug 2015 | 10:46 pm
    [ロサンゼルス 30日 ロイター] - 米カリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスで30日、2015年「MTV・ビデオ・ミュージック・アワード」の授賞式が行われ、米歌手テイラー・スウィフトが最多の賞を受賞した。
  • 「エルム街の悪夢」のW・クレイブン監督が死去

    30 Aug 2015 | 9:18 pm
    [30日 ロイター] - 「エルム街の悪夢」などのホラー映画で知られる米映画監督のウェス・クレイブン氏が30日に米ロサンゼルスの自宅で死去した。76歳だった。家族によれば、同氏は3年前から体調を崩し、脳腫瘍を患っていたという。
  • 北米映画興行収入=N.W.A伝記映画が3週連続首位

    30 Aug 2015 | 7:34 pm
    [ロサンゼルス 30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、米ラップグループ、N.W.Aの伝記映画「Straight Outta Compton(原題)」が1320万ドル(約16億円)で3週連続首位をキープした。
  • 英作家・医師オリバー・サックス氏死去、「レナードの朝」著者

    30 Aug 2015 | 6:01 pm
    [30日 ロイター] - 米俳優の故ロビン・ウィリアムズなどが出演した映画「レナードの朝」の原作などで知られる英国の作家で脳神経科医のオリバー・サックス氏が30日、ニューヨークの自宅で死去した。82歳だった。
  • スパイク・リー監督と女優G・ローランズに米アカデミー名誉賞

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:44 am
    [ロサンゼルス 27日 ロイター] - 米映画芸術科学アカデミー(AMPAS)は27日、映画界における功績をたたえ、スパイク・リー監督と女優のジーナ・ローランズにアカデミー名誉賞を、女優のデビー・レイノルズにジーン・ハーショルト友愛賞を贈ると発表した。授賞式は11月14日。
 
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    Japan for Sustainability

  • 'Omusubi Money': Local Currency at Kids' Markets Empowers Communities in Japan

    31 Aug 2015 | 1:14 am
    JFS Newsletter No.156 (August 2015) Copyright Barter Economy Bureau All Rights Reserved. In this issue of the JFS Newsletter, we feature an interview with Dai Yoshida, head of the Barter Economy Bureau, launched in Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture. This non-profit group is engaged in a unique project involving a newly created local currency, called Omusubi Money. ("Omusubi" means rice ball in Japanese, which also implies here a connection between people.) It is a really interesting initiative.
  • Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest Marks 10-Year Anniversary

    28 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Copyright Tokyo Gas All Rights Reserved. On May 27, 2015, Tokyo Gas Co. announced the 10th anniversary of the Nagano Tokyo Gas Forest, a wooded area managed by the company for environmental education purposes, located in Miyota Town, Nagano Prefecture. Spanning 194 hectares encompassing 1,000 to 1,230-meter-high mountain ridges and glens, the forest is home to over 400 species of plants and animals, including 17 mammals, 75 birds and 324 plants.
  • Japanese Non-Profit Opens Cafe in Fukushima to Support Parents Raising Children

    25 Aug 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Copyright 37 Republic All Rights Reserved. Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article which appears in an Eastern Japan newspaper called the Tokyo Shimbun, and delivers news and stories on reconstruction efforts in the areas devastated by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The series of articles is submitted by JKSK: Empowering Women Empowering Society, a certified non-profit organization, and focuses on an initiative called the Yui-Yui Project, which supports survivors of the earthquake. This time, JFS will introduce an article published on March 20, 2015,…
  • Halocarbon Emissions Rise in Japan Following 2011 Earthquake

    23 Aug 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Image by MemoryCatcher An international study group including the National Institute for Environmental Studies from Japan announced on April 6, 2015, that halocarbon emissions into the atmosphere in Japan have increased considerably since the Great East Japan Earthquake. To ascertain halocarbon emissions, the group estimated Japan's total emissions of halocarbons including chlorofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbon substitutes, which are potent greenhouse gases and ozone-depleting substances, by using high-frequency atmospheric monitoring data. The study revealed for the first time that…
  • Yahaba Waterworks Supporters Workshop -- Citizens Decide on the Future of the Water Supply

    19 Aug 2015 | 3:53 am
    JFS Newsletter No.155 (July 2015) Copyright Junji Hashimoto All rights reserved. At a symposium on local governance and the water supply in November 2014, I heard Water and Sewerage Section Chief, Ritsuji Yoshioka, of Yahaba, a town in Iwate Prefecture, describe an interesting initiative. He said, "Citizens' understanding is essential to implementing water supply policies, but in reality they are less and less interested in the water supply. Most citizens have had tap water all their lives, so they take it for granted. For them, it is natural to get water by just turning on a faucet. Those…
 
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  • This Makes A lot of Sense

    Travis
    20 Aug 2015 | 2:47 pm
    More animated Japanese art can be found here. Related Posts:100 Japanese Maids : 1PancakeThe Days of HanakoOtsuskaya – Fabric Store ReviewKawaii FabricJapan Law to Force Workers to go on Holiday
  • 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 Days of HanakoJapan Population DropTokyo’s Design Festa GalleryRobotic Comedy DuoOsaka Gets New Glico Man…
  • 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 TokyoWeaker Yen Drives TourismBook Review: Tuttle Travel Pack – JapanPush to Make Japan More Tourist Freindly
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  • Japan celebrates the GIFs that keep on giving

    Tom Hanaway
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:23 am
    GIFs — which stands for graphics interchange format, don’t you know — have made the Internet an even more enjoyable place than before, and we have the receipts to prove it These digital designs were technological wonders back in the days of AOL and Netscape (Google it, kids). But they eventually went from high-tech animation to cliched novelties. In recent years, the retro aesthetic of GIFs has been making big comeback. Nowadays, instead of flashing text, they often reference classic signifiers in pop culture and have become a sort of emotional shorthand, a form of emoji. They’re now…
  • Smart absolutions: Send off your sins with just one click

    Yuki Hayashi
    5 Aug 2015 | 10:59 pm
    Advances in technology have enabled us to converse with anyone, anywhere, and globally distribute information — and unlimited cat pictures! — in the blink of an eye. Sumaho ooharae: Just rub and send. Now, thanks to an online service from National Depart’s Kitokami, we can be rid of our sins with a click of a button. Kitokami users have two options. Smartphone Ooharae is free smartphone service that enables users to absolve themselves of sins by merely rubbing and breathing on a human-shaped figure displaying on their smartphone screen and clicking the “send sins” button. The…
  • 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. (Rina Yamazaki photos) 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…
  • 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…
 
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  • SONY X Smart Doll

    29 Aug 2015 | 7:48 am
    I'm currently in Taipei right now and have a series of good news starting with a collaboration between Sony and Smart Doll ^o^Syntrend is a new mall that opened very recently in Taipei - it's a stylish lifestyle-type mall that has been designed to cater for all ages through its snazzy look and feel. Syntrend is known as 三創數位生活園區 in Chinese and can be located at the following address. 台北市中正區市民大道三段2號 View location with Google MapsOnce inside Syntrend, head to the 3rd floor and look for the Sony Camera store - right at the entrance you will see a cutie…
  • Desk Diary 20150823

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:03 am
    The layout of things have changed quite a bit since the previous desk diary and there is now more to cover - my workspace at the office and home and now also our first ever retail store. It's been rather hectic of late - since we last spoke, we attended and rolled out booths at Anime Festival Asia Thailand, Anime Expo in LA, SMASH in Sydney and I'm off again to Taipei this week for Fancy Frontier. Apart from meeting our fans, event participation is also important marketing for Smart Doll but trying to do both production *and* events has furthermore engrained an unfortunate truth in my life -…
  • Mirai Easy Card Taiwan

    22 Aug 2015 | 2:09 am
    Following on from Malaysia Touch n Go, I'm pleased to announce that our mascot character Mirai Suenaga has now become Taiwan's electronic payment card "Easy Card" (悠遊卡 roughly pronounced "youyou ka"). Easy Card is used to pay for services like the metro, buses, taxis and can also be used at many convenience stores etc.There are two types of Mirai Easy Card - one is Moekana style by Ikkyuu-sensei.The other type is Bishojo by DMYO (Shirahane Nao-sensei). Both of the ones in my possession are just samples which is why the color is a bit off and there is also a mistake in one of the Chinese…
  • Kinokuniya Singapore x Smart Doll

    21 Aug 2015 | 11:46 pm
    I'm pleased to announce that Kinokuniya is now an official retailer of Smart Doll ^o^ Starting off with the Singapore flagship store (Takashimaya 4th Floor @ Ngee Ann City). If you want to reserve yours for pickup then call them on +65 6737 5021 Smart Doll 001 Mirai Suenaga and 002 Kizuna Yumeno are available now and retail for 789.90 SGD but (!) if you have the Mirai-chan Kinokuniya Privilege Card then you get 10% off the retail price @.@Mirai-chan on display at the entrance of Kinokuniya.Kinokuniya have been supporting Mirai-chan for many years and as a token of appreciation, folks who buy…
  • 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.
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  • TOTO opens toilet museum

    ageekinjapan
    27 Aug 2015 | 8:08 pm
    TOTO, is the biggest company in Japan producing toilet equipment, their most successful product line is their washlets. They just opened a museum dedicated to the history and future of the toilet. In a lifetime we spent around 90 days of our precious time alive in the toilet, I guess it is important enough to have a museum dedicated to it This room is dedicated to the honor the founders of TOTO Projection room with documentaries explaining the history and evolution of the toilet. Official website of the museum and the location of the museum in Kitakyushu here.
  • Ghibli shop at Karuizawa

    ageekinjapan
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:31 pm
    While exploring Karuizawa we found this little shop filled with Ghibli merchandising. The shop and the building itself has a look and feel very “ghiblish”. I recommend visiting Ghibli Museum if you are a fan, but if you never have enough of Ghibli you can keep spending money in shops like this one in Karuizawa: Google Maps   My mother with Totoro  
  • Howl’s moving castle cosplay

    ageekinjapan
    24 Aug 2015 | 1:06 am
    Elentari , a girl from the United States has created an amazing Howl’s moving castle cosplay. It looks so real that it could be used to make a movie. I love that in the pictures it looks like bigger than it really is, if you look carefully you will find out the real dimensions of it
  • Getting lost in the forests of Karuizawa

    ageekinjapan
    20 Aug 2015 | 6:59 pm
    One of the most valuable life lessons I learned from my parents is very simple: walk. They both love walking, it is probably one of the things that keeps them together after been married for 30 years. They came to Japan last March and I decided to organice a NOT very typical Japan trip for them: I just rented a place in Karuizawa for one week and made no plans at all. Karuizawa is a very mysterious place, it feels like a portal to a different country. I’m sure Isao Takahata visited Karuizawa several times when he created the anime Heidi, Girl of the Alps. After several days walking…
  • Dogs with fake smiles

    ageekinjapan
    19 Aug 2015 | 6:02 pm
    I love starting my days with a smile , these pictures helped today. It is a meme with pictures of Shiba dogs being forced by their owners to smile. My favourite the first one, because the dog doesn’t seem to care at all.   Via Hamusoku
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  • Hotel Okura Tokyo: A last look

    Lee
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Built back in 1962, the Hotel Okura Tokyo is perfectly at home in both the past and the present; its modernist design giving it a genuinely timeless feel and beauty. Any kind of future, however, doesn’t come into the equation, as today, the Okura’s iconic main building will close to make way for a generic, high-rise glass tower. Meaning its history, charm and stunning aesthetics will very soon be gone. All of it set to be destroyed in the rather dubious guise of progress.
  • Tokyo bar conversation

    Lee
    27 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Old people. An old bar. And quite possibly an age-old argument.
  • Silent Japanese screams?

    Lee
    25 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
  • Tokyo ramen chefs

    Lee
    23 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    It’s generally tough to go wrong with ramen; a comforting dish even in a run-of-the-mill chain restaurant. But when it’s made by a couple of fellas who have presumably been producing it for decades, it’s even better.
  • Bent double in Tokyo but still battling on

    Lee
    19 Aug 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Shinjuku is arguably different from the equally well known Tokyo districts of Shibuya and Harajuku in that it appeals to a much broader age demographic; lacking, as it does, the distinct youth culture (and subcultures) of the latter two. At the same time, however, it isn’t exactly an ideal location for the elderly. Or at least that has always been my assumption. But despite her obvious difficulties, this old woman battled through the crowds and across the wide streets in encouragingly confident fashion.
 
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  • Almost all high schoolers have mobiles, vast majority are smart

    Ken Y-N
    31 Aug 2015 | 7:17 am
    Mobile Marketing Data (MMD) Labo recently conducted a survey into middle and high schoolers and mobile phones, although it was actually the mothers of said schoolkids who were interviewed. Demographics Over the 7th and 8th of August 2015 627 mothers aged between 20 and 49 who had school children in either middle or high school completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were provided. I’m probably just a grumpy old man, but if no mobile phone was good enough for me, it’s good enough for kids today. Quite honestly, smartphone addiction, specifically…
  • Taste main turn-off for tap water

    Ken Y-N
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:57 am
    DIMSDRIVE Research recently conducted a survey into mineral water. Demographics Between the 23rd of June and the 3rd of July 2015 5,202 members of the DIMSDRIVE monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.7% of the sample were male, 2.7% in their teens or twenties, 12.8% in their thirties, 29.2% in their forties, 30.7% in their fifties, 17.1% in their sixties, and 7.5% aged seventy or older. We have a built-in water purifier in our old place, but here we tried a water cooler for a couple of weeks, but it was too expensive, both electricity-wise and for the water, as the…
  • Reasons to hate midsummer trains in Japan

    Ken Y-N
    23 Aug 2015 | 9:32 am
    Japanese trains are, overall, great, but at the height of summer one’s patience can be stretched by many a thing; this survey from goo Ranking looked at this, what people hate about packed midsummer trains. Demographics goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 15th and 21st of July 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old. Both other people’s sweat or just general hum from a hard day’s work bother…
  • Younger Japanese more at risk from heatstroke

    Ken Y-N
    20 Aug 2015 | 7:11 am
    DIMSDRIVE Research recently published a quick look at heatstroke awareness. Between the 23rd of June and the 3rd of July 2015 5,202 members of the DIMSDRIVE monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. 60.7% of the sample were male, 2.7% in their teens or twenties, 12.8% in their thirties, 29.2% in their forties, 30.7% in their fifties, 17.% in their sixties, and 7.5% aged seventy or older. Note that it looks as if the age data has been skewed by a decade, but checking other recent surveys it is consistent with them. Perhaps this is some copyright trap? The results here…
  • When Japanese feel Japanese in the West

    Ken Y-N
    16 Aug 2015 | 7:56 am
    Since it’s still the holidays here in Japan, here is a nice survey from goo Ranking into when Japanese feel their Japaneseness when in the West. Demographics Between the 24th of April and the 8th of May 2015 1,731 members of the public voted in an open poll conducted through the goo Ranking web site. No further demographic information was presented. I must be partially Japanese, as I am often surprised at how poor the customer service is in the West, particularly cashiers not focusing on their job, instead chatting with the person on the next till as they are serving you! Here’s a…
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  • Profitable Tips Every Restaurant Owner Should Know

    Daniel
    31 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am
    Doing the right things to ensure your restaurant is profitable should always be your top priority as a manager or owner. But sometimes, we can be overly giving, which can quickly plummet revenue. You have to think as a business owner, which means keeping an eye on credit card fees, growing food prices, fickle markets and so on. To help you stay on the right track with your profits, here are a couple of tips to keep in mind: Avoid automatically serving up water. Giving out water to your customers without them asking could prevent them from ordering other drinks, like alcohol, sodas, milk, tea…
  • How to make money online without any investments?

    Daniel
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:27 am
    There are two ways to balance your budget – either through saving by spending less or by making some extra cash each month to cover for your expenses. Saving might sound easier, but often you realize that you are already at the limit, and you can’t afford to reduce your spending any more. If this is the case, there is nothing left but to make an extra buck. Some methods need an initial investment – like getting involved in a multi level marketing scheme or starting to trade Forex from home – but there are others that don’t. I will try to present some of these…
  • How and when should you refinance your vehicle?

    MJTM
    3 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    While you are in a financial crisis finding it very hard to manage the budget, you can consider refinancing the car to satisfy your requirements. Most of the home owners look to refinancing opportunities when the rates of interest on loans drop down. For those who have been paying huge interest on the existing loans, the refinancing option is a great idea if it comes with comparatively lower interest rates. This is so even with a car loan. Those who have availed high interest car loans can also go for the option of refinancing the car loans if lower interest rates are possible. How is…
  • Beginner’s Guide To Forex Trading

    Daniel
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Trading on the foreign exchange markets, better known as Forex trading, is one of the most popular in the world and has probably benefited more than any other market from the trading allowed to smaller investors by the Internet. Forex trading basically means that foreign currency is bought and sold by a trader in the hope that a movement in the foreign exchange market will increase the value of a specific currency over another. The advent of 24 hour trading that has taken place since the Internet brought investing into the homes of everybody and everybody with an Internet connection has led…
  • Casino Gambling in Japan – All Bets are Off

    MJTM
    8 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Image by  Chatham House, London  The current controversy over whether or not casino gambling should be legalised in Japan continues to rumble on. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has committed to trying to get his pet project through parliament by the end of the autumn, but its success is far from guaranteed. There are a host of objectors who, for one reason or another, simply do not want Japan to open up this particular sector of the leisure industry. The good news for those of us who do not want to go the time and trouble of dressing up and physically travelling to enjoy the casino experience is…
 
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  • Water in Asian Culture

    Jenny Nakao Hones
    13 Aug 2015 | 1:47 am
    Water surrounds our life.  It occupies 71% of the earth.  On average, it composes 65% of our bodies.  Without water, no life can exist. In the Chinese classic, The Tao De Ching, water is a metaphor for the Tao. Water is good at benefiting all things but does not complete with them. There is no substitute for it. It dwells in places which people dislike Therefore, it is close to the Dao In dwelling, he is good at choosing a place In thinking, he is good a being deep In associating with others, he is good at practicing humanity, In speech, he is trustworthy In governing, he is good at…
  • 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

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    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…
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  • Attack on Live Action

    Timothy Ryan Hadick
    30 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Japan’s theater-goers are no strangers to manga/anime works adapted to live-action movies. Ever since there has been manga and money to make from it, movie studios have been more than happy to create an engrossing version of our favorite titles for the theater screen.   But, sometimes, the money is all anyone cares about and live action versions just end up ruining the original. Here are a couple popular examples from this summer:   Shingeki no Kyojin: Attack on Titan   Following the money-grubbing tactic of making two-part films from beloved works is Toei Studios with the release of…
  • This Week in Tokyo August 31 – September 6, 2015

    Leslie Lee III
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Summer’s not quite over but the heat is gone! If you’ve spent the month hiding under an air conditioner, now is the time go and venture out into the noticeably cooler city for all the great events 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. QS World MBA Tour Premium in Japan Date: Thursday, September 3rd Time: 16:30 – 21:30 Location: Tokyo Peninsula Admission: Free QS, the Higher Education Evaluation & Accreditation Council of UK, holds MBA Fair on 3rd of September in Tokyo, and 6th…
  • Easing into Izakayas

    Matthew Coslett
    29 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    In Japan, not all drinking establishments are created equal as there are usually two main types of venues; which is a kind of restaurant-bar hybrid) and バー which is more of a Western style bar. Regardless of which you go to, the vibe is usually friendly and informal. That, of course, doesn’t mean that the bartenders can skip the politenesses and they will most likely greet you with the Japanese equivalent of ‘what can I get you’ ごおいします or sometimes simply ご注文は? Notice the ご before 注文 which makes it more respectful and word お伺い meaning ‘request’.
  • What’s Dating Like in Japan for Foreign Women?

    Rebecca Quin
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Finding love in the modern age is a tricky business for us ladies; there’s attractive profiles to create, emoticons to choose and the general deciphering of Tinder captions – ‘I feel how pizza tastes’… anyone? Throw in some culture shock, the language barrier and a completely different set of rules and you have something like dating in Japan. In the name of research, GaijinPot got together three different women (UK, USA and Italy) to share their experiences of dating in Japan. The results were pretty interesting…
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  • Escape the Heat for the Cool Mountain Air of Manza Onsen

    Mark Kennedy
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    There comes a point each summer in Tokyo when you just cannot take another day of the combination of the oppressive heat and humidity, and you’ve just got to get out of the city to escape to a cooler place. Well, if you only want to be warm while soaking in a natural hot spring, then a great, relatively convenient option is Manza Onsen (万座温泉) in Gunma Prefecture. Compared to neighboring Kusatsu Onsen (草津温泉), a more famous hot spring that draws big crowds throughout the year, Manza Onsen is a little off the beaten track. Don’t get me wrong! It is relatively quiet, although…
 
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  • The Woman Who Made Crayons out of Rice and Vegetables

    IGNITION Staff
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Woman Who Made Crayons out of Rice and VegetablesIn Northern Japan, an entrepreneur is hard at work making crayons out of vegetables grown in Aomori Prefecture. But while normal crayons, obviously, are named after their colors, her “Vegetable Crayons” (O-Yasai Kureyon) are named after the vegetables used to make them. Plus, to ensure product safety, Vegetable Crayons get their wax not from industrial products but from rice oil. These crayons are an agricultural phenomenon from beginning to end. But how did such a naturalistic project come into being? The “mother” of Vegetable…
  • Why We Can’t Build an IoT with Computer Science Alone?

    Nobi Oda
    29 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Why We Can’t Build an IoT with Computer Science Alone?“The Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to a network scenario that connects different devices to the internet and strives to automate, optimize, and increase the efficiency of the data exchange between them. So far, AI has played a huge role in the growth of this new field, which suddenly finds itself at the center of the tech-world spotlight. Today, a new venture started by students at the University of Tokyo has begun utilizing AI developed for search engines to push the IoT concept another step forward. Toru Nishikawa, the young…
  • The Reason I Created My “Scent Of A Girl” Perfume

    IGNITION Staff
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The Reason I Created My “Scent of a Girl” PerfumeIn April 2015, over 100,000 Japanese internet users have gathered for the Niconico Chokaigi event where a single product drew everybody’s attention: the curiously named “Female University Student No.10” perfume that’s replicated the “scent of a girl.” The fragrance was developed by Daigo Igarashi (also known by his handle/stage name “Hiroko Ashiyama”) who’s been busy researching the topic of “hacking the five senses.” It all started with a simple question: “Why do girls smell so nice?” which lead Mr. Igarashi to…
  • The World’s Only Museum Dedicated to Parasites

    Megan Dick
    27 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    The World’s Only Museum Dedicated to ParasitesWhen people think of Tokyo, sushi, game arcades, and the hectic Shibuya crossing tend to be the first things that come to mind. Often overlooked, then, is that this bustling city is home to the world’s only museum dedicated to parasites. Tucked away in a primarily residential neighborhood of Tokyo, the Meguro Parasitological Museum is easy to miss. But for those who have had the chance to explore its many strange collections, it is easy to understand why the museum is gaining popularity among foreign tourists and Japanese alike. The museum is…
  • Why This Japanese Stylist Went on a “Worldwide Haircut Tour”

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    26 Aug 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Why This Japanese Stylist Went on a “Worldwide Haircut Tour”This May, hairstylist Yoshihiro Mitsumori published a photo collection called Touch. As proprietor of an Osaka-area salon, Mitsumori-san has spent the last five years traveling to different countries around the world, giving haircuts to people he meets along the way. Touch, however, is the first time his travels have been collected in one volume. Flipping through the book’s pages will reveal pictures of the crowds that often gather to watch him cut hair, alongside shots of their reactions to the hairstyles he creates, followed…
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  • Get A Move On! Options For Early Departures & Late Arrivals At Narita Airport

    27 Aug 2015 | 12:39 am
    Thank heavens for online seat reservations and reduced check in times, otherwise early flights from Narita International Airport would be a logistical migraine. Yes, the airport is nice and shiny, and everything seems to work, but it’s a long way from, well, anywhere. Including Tokyo. This writer recently had to make a 9:00 am flight from Narita. It doesn’t sound so early but when check in starts from 7:00 and your usual ‘local train’ route clocks in at over two hours (meaning you’d have to set out last night), 9:00 am is a potential inducer of sleepless nights. For those that worry…
  • How To Handle The Monjayaki Eating Experience

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    Monjayaki: pan-fried, batter-based moreish mix of meat, veg, seafood and anything else you’d care to throw in. Kanto’s answer to Kansai’s okonomiyaki. There must be two schools of thought about 'monja'; it’s great date food, or it emphatically isn’t! Great date food because it keeps a couple busy. Otherwise sweaty palms are occupied, there’s the chance to display impressive technique, and an opportunity to show cultural willing. The noise, tools, and workload are a perfect preventative of awkward silence. Or they’re not, and monja is a complete mess. It’s a dating disaster…
  • Gyms and Fitness Centers in Japan. Let's workout!

    20 Aug 2015 | 6:54 pm
    I have been training for a while now, but weight lifting in Japan can have some limitations. That's because a lot of gyms don't have a great variety of equipment compared with some gyms in other countries. I will be recommending some different gyms that I feel are pretty good, and I've categorized these gyms in two different groups. These gyms are great for people who want to exercise to maintain a healthy lifestyle, are beginners to fitness or weight lifting, or lose weight. These are the most common and popular types of gyms in Japan. Level: Beginner - Intermediate Membership Fee:…
  • Japan’s Expressway Driving Experience

    16 Aug 2015 | 10:03 pm
    In an earlier article here at City-Cost, we took you through the process of getting a driver’s license in Japan. Perhaps we’re jumping the gun a bit, but in this article we want to look at Japan’s expressway/highway/motorway driving experience. Most of the nation’s expressways are managed by the Nippon Expressway Company (NEXCO), which is itself split into regional groups, East, West, and Central. Their websites are a good English-language resource for the formalities of expressway driving. You can read about the rules, methods of payment, and services. What we want to do here, is…
  • Video Blog: Japan Silhoutte

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:03 am
    Lots to know and enjoy about Japan on Japan Silloutte's video blog.
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