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, […]





Multilingual WordPress and Very Important Message from WordCamp Kansai 2015






On July 25~26, 2015, I had an opportunity to speak at WordCamp Kansai 2015 to talk about the multilingualization of WordPress. Every year, the team of WordPress Nagoya community members car-pool and attend WordCamp Kansai event. This is our 4th time to do so since 2011. WordCamp Kansai 2015 was taking place at Osaka University, suburb of Osaka, the 2nd biggest city of Japan. The over 100 year-old modern style building was registered as the important historic building of Japan. The mixture of friendly WordCamp and history brought us somewhat strange feeling.   The Must-Know Best Practice of ‘Multilingualize’ Your WordPress Site Seminar In this time, I had an opportunity to […]





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 […]





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 […]





Airbag made for human






From TV Tokoy’s World Business Satellite News, a Japanese safety and medical company developed a airbag for human.   © 2008 Prop  – 株式会社プロップ – All Rights Reserved (The images were taken from company’s web site – 画像は会社ホームページより) Safety Life Jacket “Itsumo (Always)” (product page in Japanese)http://www.prop-g.co.jp/product_itsumo.html The device was co-developed by Prop, Chiba University and Tokyo Metropolitan College of Industrial Technology, and sold by Prop, KK. They designed this device for the elderly or the people who works on high places. The device is equipped with acceleration sensor and angular velocity sensor which is similar to iPhone. If those sensor detects the fall, the it ignites the airbag on your back, and absorb the […]





Wasabi Silent Fire Alarm developed by a Japanese Venture






BBC, Nikkei Business Daily and “Gaiya no Yoake” (TV Tokyo’s Business TV Program) reported the invention of a wasabi fire alarm for deaf people. This device is developed by Seems, Inc., a Japanese venture. Seems, Inchttp://www.seems-inc.com/en/index.html The CEO, Naoki Urushibata, began this scent business because of his older sister’s unfortunate death of cancer. He realized that his sister’s body odor started changing as her disease progressed. So he started his company, Seems, Inc., hoping that the technology could discover the cancer in the early stage by diagnosing the “cancer smell” of a patient. Now, Seems, Inc. developed the new technology, a Wasabi Fire alarm. The device blast out the strong smell of […]