Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at CEATEC 2010 Japan, Sharp announced the partnership with Cultural Convenience Club to launch the online store of Japanese music and movie for the Android touch pad device, GALAPAGOS. On September 27, 2010, Sharp announced “GALAPAGOS”, an Google’s Android OS base touch pad device hoping to be the alternative to Apple’s iPad in Japan. The name, GALAPAGOS, is taken from the Galápagos Islands in Ecuador where many unique and endangered animals are. Those animal are only able to thrive in the isolated islands for long time because they didn’t have enemies – so do Japanese mobile industry. Japanese mobile industry developed its own protocol and services, […]
TOSHIBA revealed the rumored glassless 3D TV set to the press on October 4th, 2010, as the part of press tour of CEATEC Japan 2010: a comprehensive IT and electronic trade show. TOSHIBA had developed the technology to project two different images to left and right eye without glasses. According to the several on-site reports, including AV Watch by Impress, and TV Tokyo’s World Business Satellite, the technology is still immature level for the larger display. And you’ll get double image when you walk towards the side. Yet, the capability of watching 3D without annoying glasses would definitely attract to many tech-savvy people. TOSHIBA recognized the needs for the larger […]
Originally inspired by Mashable article. 15 Creative USB Drives for Storing Your Data in Style http://mashable.com/2010/10/03/creative-usb-drives/ The holiday season is coming up. So it’s time to start thinking about your gift. If you are interested in Japanese stuff and want to have something Japan related… but somewhat creative… here are my choices. . Five (5) creative Japanese tech products as your gift(s) 1. USB Style Japanese Garden ¥4,999 / $54.99 /€44.49 + S&H + Tax (where applicable) This is USB-powered water pump. It doesn’t do anything else but pump the water. But it may be cool to place next to your computer to relax. Where to buy: http://www.geekstuff4u.com/usb-japan-style-garden.html . 2. […]
On Oct 1, 2010, a new kind of sushi restaurant opened in Akihabara, Tokyo, Japan – A girls-only sushi restaurant with the concept of “Fresh and Kawaii” Akihabara is known for the center of Japanese subculture. They are famous for a Japanese idol group AKB48, maid cafes and anime stores in addition to electronic stores. So only-girls sushi restaurant is not “unusual” among hard-core Akihabara goers. The name of sushi restaurant is “Nadeshiko Sushi”. Nadeshiko means “pure yet strong Japanese women”. The restaurant website says that they have a several “real” sushi chefs working in the back. But in the store-front, you only see Japanese girls making and serving sushi. […]
Oh my, McDonald’s Japan started a special “preview” campaign of Chicken burgers. It sounds really a special … Special Chicken Burger website http://www.mcdonalds.co.jp/menu/limited/ckn/ The “preview” campaign started on Oct 1, and ends on Oct 7, 2010. And then, you can buy the chicken at the rest of McDonald’s restaurants. The types of burgers include: Cheese Fondue [Available stores] German Sausage [ Available stores ] Diavolo [ Available stores ] Carbopnara [ Available stores ] . Available Stores Only the limited stores sells the limited types of chickens. Some stores may not sell the burger what you want. Click on the “available stores” link above to check which store sells which […]
OK I spent 6 hours figuring out this. Now it looks like my Remine 1.0.1 is working fine. There were a couple Hiccup due to old documentations. For those of who want to install Redmine, especially on Media Temple (dv) 3.5 server… 1. Installing YUM I thought I could just follow… http://kb.mediatemple.net/questions/1564/Installing+YUM+on+a+%28dv%29+Dedicated-Virtual+3.5+Server However, when I tried to run YUM, I get the following message. Error Message This is because of incompatibility of rpm-python. You have two options. Whether to downgrade rpm-python, or upgrade the depending packages to rpm-phthon. I chose easier one… but it took me a while to find the old rpm-python… probably there may be security stuff you […]
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!
I just finished moving both of my Japanese blog to my own domain, katzueno.com. I’m using WordPress for my new blog although I’m a Japanese developer of concrete5 CMS. Every software has its advantage, like Mac and Windows. Some poor people say that Mac is better than Windows, Windows is better than Mac or Linux is better then the rest. The fact: The smart people can use them all :p Anyway, I can use concrete5 but I also want to take advantage of WordPress and learn from it.
“Aftershock LA” Live Streaming A YokosoNews DadaMoré Live Stream *** DadaMoré [dada-mawle] = no fancy editing. We just show you everything uncut! About this program YokosoNews is going to live-stream the event “Aftershock LA”. This is a very last-minutes on-the-fly program. So don’t expect us to be perfect :-p “Aftershock LA” is a charity art event presented by Elemental Productions and Royal/T for Build Change, an international NPO to help re-build the community devasted by earthquakes. Royal/T is a Japanese style cosplay cafe and art gallery located in Culver City, CA, USA. And many Japanese & Japanese American, Asian American and the other artists are donating their work for this benefit auction. Although it’s not 100% Japan-related event, many […]
How to make delicious Japanese curry rice A YokosoNews DadaMoré Live Stream *** DadaMoré [dada-mawle] = no fancy editing. We just show you everything uncut! Thank you very much. We finished this program without any problem. Recorded Video http://yokosonews.com/food/japanese-curry-rice-cooking-contest-1-in-la-how-to-make-deliciou/ About The 1st Japanese Curry Cooking Contest Japanese curry is the one of the best Japanese food. Katz (Editor of YokosoNews) must eat it once a week! If you are interested in Japanese food, you must know about Japanese curry rice. Because there are more and more Japanese food products available outside Japan. You can now cook Japanese curry rice easier than ever! So we decided to broadcast live how to cook Japanese curry outside […]