5 Creative Japanese tech products as your gift(s)






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. […]





GIRLS ONLY Sushi restaurant opened in Akihabara






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. […]





McDonald’s Japan began one-week Special Chicken Burger preview campaign






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 […]





Installing Redmine 1.0.1 on Media Temple (dv) 3.5






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 […]





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!





Moving to WordPress






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.





Maid Art gallery Live Streaming






“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 […]





The 1st Japanese Curry Rice Cooking Contest (in LA)






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 […]





No-Holds-Barred! Japanese actors in Hollywood on Ustream






Please distribute! ================================================== No-Holds-Barred! Japanese actors in Hollywood on Ustream ================================================== ———- DATE & TIME ———- 1st Session English 4/23 (Fri) 7pm – (Pacific Standard Time) 4/24 (Sat) 11am – (Japan Standard Time) 2nd Session – Japanese 4/23 (Fri) 8pm – (Pacific Standard Time) 4/24 (Sat) 12pm – (Japan Standard Time) * Date/Time is subject to change * We may have to cancel the program due to network issue ———- SUMMARY ———- Japanese actors in Hollywood will gather to talk about their unheard experience in Los Angeles. This is our last minites program. When I was covering Japan Film Festival Los Angeles 2010, I met many Japanese actors on-site. And […]





Japanese Media in the US (JapanExp.jp program) on Ustream






* This program will be broadcast in Japanese. DATE & TIME 4/26 (Mon) 9:30pm – (Pacific Standard Time)4/27 (Tue) 1:30pm – (Japan Standard Time) *POSTPOND SUMMARY Ex-Japanese newspaper reporter, the US producer of Nico-nicko Doga will join JapanExp.Org to discuss media in the US. * This program will be in Japanese. GUESTS – Anne Keehn Half Japanese, and half American freelance journalist. After graduating US Berkeley majoring in Journalism, she has worked in several publication including Mainichi Shimbun & Swimdle Magazines. She is not working as freelance journalist & blogger. – Satomi Imai A US producer of Nico-Nico Doga. She produced a several live shows such as Toyota Senate Hearing […]