Wrapping up Mautic Japan Community in 2016






The year of 2016 was awesome for Mautic Community in Japan. 5 meetup groups have launched in Japan. All of them are actively organizing meetups to spread the word of Mautic. In this blog post, I will briefly introduce Mautic Community of Japan.   First, this is Katz. I am one of the organizers of Mautic Meetup Nagoya. With lots of helps of my friends, I organized 9 meetups in 2016. I’m one of the managers of concrete5 Japan, Inc, to spread the word of another awesome open source product, concrete5 CMS. In Japan, it is very hard to conduct open source business since many people don’t believe in open source business. But […]





Japanese mentality is similar to hidden Trump supporters?






I had an occasion to witness the similarity to Japanese mentality and hidden Trump supporters mentality. Japanese who don’t speak out When Japanese people are having some business and political relationship problem, they don’t really speak out they’re having problem. It’s very rare that they speak out. When they speak out to the public, it’s usually too late. (The problem usually becomes big problem). If you’re a leader in Japan, you need to be able to catch the problem and solve it before it becomes ‘public‘. If you cannot catch the problem before it becomes public, the leaders are responsible. Japanese have a custom to respect others. Usually, Japanese don’t want to look […]





concrete5 Japan community-base free theme “Stucco” and free add-on “Manual Nav” are now available






concrete5 has very strong community base in Japan. It’s because there are a number of people who believe in open source, and concrete5 Japan was able to organize the strong user base. Recently, concrete5 Japan is trying to bridge the language barrier of marketplace, and succeeded in releasing a free theme, “Stucco” and a free add-on “Manual Nav” on the concrete5 marketplace. A free theme “Stucco” is now available With the help of community, Stucco theme is now available as one of the few free theme on concrete5 marketplace.  https://www.concrete5.org/marketplace/themes/stucco/ A free quality theme for all concrete5 users Shinichi Nakane (nipper), a long-time designer & concrete5 enthusiast from Kobe, Japan, […]





[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 […]





WANTED: volunteers and guests of 311 Disasters in Japan






PLEASE DISTRIBUTE: YokosoNews, the English social media to introduce Japanese culture in English, is currently looking for volunteer reporters and guests who can share their experience during our live cast for the next generation. YokosoNews usually provide the useful travel tips, lifestyle and entertainment information of Japan to welcome the people from all over the world. However, Japan has lived with natural disasters. In order to welcome the people from all over the world, YokosoNews had been prepared to provide necessary disaster prevention awareness especially to the non-Japanese residents in Japan since the beginning of YokosoNews operation. The journey since 311 Great East Japan Earthquake Since the 2:52pm on March […]





3,000 people in 2 years






I just finished filling out the 10th notebooks. 10 notebooks in 2 years. These are the notebook that I started taking in September 2008 when I first came up with the idea of YokosoNews. As a media, it’s all about how much information you can gather, edit them, and publish it to the public. As I completed the 10th notebooks, I think I’m going to really start editing, and reporting them. The notebooks contain topics, tips and people that could become a YokosoNews stories. And these are NOT from the Internet. For these notebooks, I intended not-to-use any Internet information but newspaper, magazine, TV, radio or books. This is the […]





Don’t miss WordCamp 2010 Nagoya on Oct 30






This blog post was written as a draft work for the official site. For the latest information, visit http://nagoya2010.wordcamp.jp/english . A very exciting open source event coming to Nagoya on October 30, 2010 about blogging. I am the programmers and Ustream broadcaster for the event. WordPress is a free and open source blogging software. Many of the best blog sites in the world such as TechCrunch, Engadget, Wall Street Journal Magazine, Havard University. And Microsoft just announced to embrace WordPress for its Windows Live users. WordPress is one of rapidly growing softwares in the world. WordCamp is the conference that focuses anything about WordPress from the beginner to advanced programmers. […]





TOSHIBA’s glassless 3D TV has been revealed at CEATEC Japan 2010






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 […]





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. […]