This month’s Tokyo2point0 event drew a huge crowd this week on Tuesday. Again, two presentations were held between and before networking sessions. Venture Capital for Tech Startups My friend Aki Ohashi from ngi capital, the investment arm of ngi group (an investor in and operator of -mostly Asian- Tech companies) spoke about the current state… Continue reading Tokyo2point0 event: Venture Capital in Japan and blogging/Ecommerce platform LIMS
With the continual proliferation of QR Codes around the world (Robert Scoble recently wore a QR Code t-shirt at the NextWeb conference in Amsterdam), Japan continues to lead the way in the innovative ways of not only using the codes, but in creating them as well. Recently, Cross Borders Inc. in Japan came up with… Continue reading QR-Code Bot – Cutest Little 2D Generator Ever!
April Fool’s 2008 in English had a photo service for future, whilst Japanese has less exciting but more and more useful new photo service from past. Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator. “Koshashin” means “old photo”. “Bakumatsu” is literally “end of feudal era”, the end of Edo shogunate era (circa 1860), when the whole country was facing to… Continue reading Getting new-old photos: Bakumatsu Koshashin Generator
Former Chunichi Dragon’s baseball player Kosuke Fukudome made an inpressive debut at Major League Baseball opening game at Chicago. Strange thing is, many fans at the ballpark were raising Japanese signboards “偶然だぞ”, which means “It was lucky” (or you can read it as “It was accidental”). The game was also broadcasted in Japan on NHK… Continue reading Google Translate Tricked Cubs Fans Unintentionally