Rakuten Purchases The Name Of Miyagi Baseball Stadium For Kobo

NHK reported that Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, who owns a professional baseball team Tohoku Rakuten Goleden Eagles in the top leagues, purchased the naming right of the home stadium in Sendai, Miyagi prefecture.

Wikipedia: Jet-0

The Miyagi Stadium, which name has been Kleenex Stadium Miyagi, will be changed to Rakuten Kobo Stadium. It must be a move for Rakuten to promote its underdog e-book platform Kobo against its rival Amazon Kindle.

LLVM Guide For Dummies, Or Kitsune-san


Japanese software e-book publishers Tatsujin Shuppankai [J] (Master’s Publishing Association – could not find if they have an official English name) published a book about LLVM compiler, “Kitsune-san demo Wakaru LLVM”(LLVM even fox-san can understand) by Motipizza [J].

Machine translation of the book description is here,

This is LLVM was born I think this document and I want to spread more LLVM two authors who touched the LLVM as a hobby.

LLVM has been considerable attention now, there is no official document such as the improvement of design changes or repeated API is why a coherent explanation has been made. It is fortunate that organized information by this document will be to enter into Japanese hands, and you can know the LLVM to many people.

In this document of that’ll let LLVM to deepen the understanding of the step-by-step explanation of how to make the compiler using LLVM has become a concept. I think it’s not including the contents useful for as many people as front-end (up to output intermediate representation), because it describes a wide range of middle-end (optimization), back-end (object creation).

Applications, but some parts of LLVM diverse, and have not been able to discuss this, summarizes the basic information for using LLVM as information for beginners. Learn about the LLVM again with reference to these, will take to the world of endless LLVM together.

Rakuten Announced Kobo Touch For Japan, Priced 7980 Yen(US$99)

Rakuten is having a press conference now, just announced that they release Kobo Touch e-book reader for Japanese market, with a price 7,980 yen ($US 99).

Rakuten, and its e-commerce/e-book rival Amazon announced their e-book readers coming to Japan on the last Tuesday, June 26th.

The sales will start on July 19, pre-order starts today July 2.

Rakuten Kobo supports rubi(readings in katakana) and vertical text display for Japanese market.