Tag: Japan

  • The world is not going to change. Each one of us will change.

    It has been two weeks since the disaster in Japan. We can choose to look at this as a setback or an opportunity. Mother Nature has taught us all a valuable lesson. A lesson we seemed doomed to learn again and again. We are not masters of our domain, we are but passengers on this […]

  • Update from Tokyo

    Following up on last week’s letter, here’s an update from my father who lives in Tokyo. –The New York Times says just short of half a million people are now in “shelters,” which in most cases means living on a blanket spread out on the floor of a high-school gymnasium. Most of these rural people […]

  • Letter from Tokyo

    My father just sent an email yesterday to my sister and I describing the situation in Tokyo. Knowing how everything runs like clockwork in that city, it’s even more striking how the country adapts when they have to improvise. Four days after the quake we are still feeling aftershocks. We’ve received over sixy aftershocks so […]

  • Order out of Chaos

    From tweet aggregator site, prayforjapan.jp As people begin to pick up the pieces following the terrible earthquake and tsunami in Japan we’re hearing stories of how people are helping each other. Stories that warm the heart and give you hope that Japan will actually grow stronger from this disaster. CNN has a story about the […]

  • Japan, how to help

    Red Cross Disaster Relief page. Alternatively, you can text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from your phone. International Medical Corps has a page and you can also text MED to 80888 from any mobile phone to give $10. Amazon has set up a page where you can easily donate via your Amazon.com account. Doctors […]

  • Japan Earthquake – Useful Links

    Japan Earthquake – Useful Links

    At 2:46 pm today, an 8.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Japan in the afternoon local time. It was the largest earthquake in Japan in 300 years and the 6th largest recorded earthquake in history. A quick call to my parents and inlaws and thankfully everyone is OK. I’ve collected a few links where […]

  • Touch Wood Phone?

    Touch Wood Phone?

    I love Japanese design, everything was looking great about this latest concept model from Sharp. The concept was really cool (you can read more about it on WirelessWatch Japan) until I heard the name. What’s that in your pocket again?

  • Nike Cosplay in Akihabara

    When it comes to Japan, they just do things different here. The video below is actually several years old but is a brilliant piece of advertising. Produced for Nike iD to promote their custom design shoe line.

  • Mobile in Japan – ON FIRE!

    Mobile in Japan – ON FIRE!

    comScore released their Mobile Year in Review report for 2010 which, for some reason, includes Japan for the first time this year. Japan has been years ahead of other markets for some time now and their findings, summarized in the graph above, confirm that. In their words, Japan is, “perhaps one of the most mature […]

  • Japanese Train Infographics

    Japanese trains are the paragon of efficiency. During peak rush hour, 11-car commuter trains rumble in and out of stations at 90-second intervals. There is no room for error. Everyone needs to know where to go. So, when the trains were fitted with interactive displays, on the inside, over each doorway, information designers set to […]

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