Baidu Japan Shut Down Search Service

[Update] Baidu Japan site is on, but there is no search form any more.

Baidu Japan ( http://baidu.jp/ ), a Japanese arm of the Chinese largest search company Baidu, has been unreachablestopped offering search service for Japanese.

SEM Research blog pointed out that the Baidu Japan’s search service was removed and the site only had company profile. Its Japanese service launched in March 2007, and stopped image and video search in July 2013.

Perstext – Draw Text Perspectively Over Photo From Canon

Canon Marketing’s iPhone app Perstext let you decorate your photo with text in perspective way.

遠近感のある文字で写真を飾る!写真加工アプリPERSTEXT(パーステキスト)

Genre: 写真/ビデオ, エンターテインメント
Language: English, Japanese
Devices: iPhone4, iPhone5s, iPad2Wifi, iPhone6, iPadFourthGen, iPad23G, iPadThirdGen, iPadMini4G, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPhone6Plus, iPhone5c, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPhone4S, iPodTouchFifthGen
Price: free
Version: 1.1.0

Artist: Canon Marketing Japan Inc.
Released at: October 30, 2014
User Rating (all version):
(by 83)
User Rating (current version):
(by 19)

Screenshots

screenshot 0screenshot 1screenshot 2screenshot 3screenshot 4screenshot 0screenshot 1screenshot 2screenshot 3screenshot 4

The app supports Japanese and English but seems available only in Japanese app store so far. The app offers more effects and fonts with in-app purchase.

via Tatsuwo no Changelog

E-mail Mistakenly Addressed to Mr./Ms. “Blacklist”

Mainichi reports[ja] that Minnano Seimei Hoken Advisor, a web service provides life insurance review, sent e-mails started with “To: Blacklist-sama” about 2,000 its customers by mistake.

Power Planning, the company who runs the site, told to Mainichi that the customers received those mails are not the one on their real black lists, if you believe it.

Last week on February 28, GMO Internet failed to send rejection letter to 23,397 people, who ever applied before since 2006.

Granny Dating Simulation Game – Jun’ai Babah Gakuen

Jun’ai Babah Gakuen (= pure romance granny school) is a new Android/iOS dating sim on which you may live as a male student and date with one-million-year-old grannies.

Dating simulation has been featuring pigeons (English version available), creatures, alpaca, animals, T-rex, sushi, printer, etc.

The game is to be released soon from the maker of “Hag of one million years old”, a game raising one million years old granny on smartphone. Granny one million years old might be another shot to be unique in this competitive category.

Hag of one million years old

Genre: Games, Simulation, Entertainment, Family
Language: English
Devices: iPad2Wifi, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPhone5s, iPhone4, iPadMini4G, iPadMini, iPhone6, iPad23G, iPhone-3GS, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPodTouchThirdGen, iPadWifi, iPhone4S, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPad3G, iPhone5c, iPhone6Plus, iPodTouchFourthGen
Price: free
Version: 1.07

Artist: hiroyuki shigetomi
Released at: October 12, 2014
User Rating (all version): no rating yet
User Rating (current version): no rating yet

Screenshots

screenshot 0screenshot 1screenshot 2screenshot 3screenshot 0screenshot 1screenshot 2screenshot 3

via Inside Games [J]

Aichi Police Raids Amazon Japan over Child-porn Sales

Asahi reported today [J] that Aichi prefecture police had searched Amazon Japan head office at Meguro, Tokyo and Amazon Japan Logistics Center at Ichikawa, Chiba on suspicious of violation of child porn selling aid yesterday, January 23.

It seems like that a two guys, already arrested last September, of a Tokyo-based used book shop sold photo books featuring underage girls nude over Amazon’s marketplace. According to Asahi, Aichi police thinks Amazon Japan knew that those kind of items were sold on their site but did not take action.