Attending DojoCon Japan 2017

I love open source and community around it. My job is to spread the open source spirits and business in Japan. Now I am the father of two lovely daughters. It’s no brainer that I started CoderDojo Owari in my town since April 2017 and help DojoCon Japan 2017. I was fortunate to be a translator for the event. As a translator, let me briefly introduce what was going on at DojoCon Japan 2017. (I also want to emphasize that Japan now has more than 100 Dojos! We are one of the most active CoderDojo communities in the world!) (Photos by Atsushi Ando & Michie Yamamoto) This is a blog entry […]


The Era of Glocalization

Happy new year of 2017. I will write a kind of new year’s resolution. In these days, I am often being asked what I can do, what I can do to help others, what I really want to do. I think one of my most advantage is the ability to glocalize. In 2017, I would like to appeal my glocal experience to both multilingual projects and inter-industry projects. Dictionaty.com has the definition of glocal. global (adjective) of or relating to the interconnection of global and local issues, factors,etc.: e.g.: a glocal conference on community development. of or relating to the tailoring of globally available products and services to local markets: e.g.: a […]


[Editorial] Dolphin, Whales and YokosoNews

Earlier today, one of my YokosoNews contributors traveled to Kumano, Japan. And he went to eat the local cuisine which include the dolphin. Then he posted the photo on YokosoNews Facebook page. I immediately deleted the photo from the YokosoNews Facebook Page. But I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal opinion and my premature plan. I’m writing this on my personal blog because this is not the official final plan of YokosoNews. But it’s good to share my developing plan of YokosoNews as the first step to become a real social media and the bridge of Japanese culture… and get your feedbacks. Lessons from the past […]


A Happy New Year 2011

at Chiyozaki Beach, Suzuka, Mie, Japan on January 1st, 2011 [ Check more photo and video ] . .


Be carefull. Japan is super hot now

I know I should work on the report of World Cosplay Summit 2010. But Japan has been hot theses days… I mean really hot. In addition, Yukina (YokosoNews reporter) is currently down from heat fever… “summer cold” is very trciky. So I decided to work on this heat advisory article on YokosoNews. I also made a PDF file for your use. If you are hanging outside, and got sick because of hyperthermia, please take advantage of my PDF. http://yokosonews.com/lifestyle/jtg-heat-alert-in-japan/ . Have a safe traveling or living in Japan!