Cookpad Engineers’ Blog announced [J] today that their web-service has migrated to Ruby 2.0.0-p0, the latest version of Ruby. That Japan’s (and probably the world’s) largest recipe web-service is one of the largest Ruby-based consumer web services. There are some incompatibilities from former versions of Ruby and 2.* series.
Rakuten’s Englishnization has been causing wide repercussions among Japanese business people. Nisshin’s new commercial film “Survive! Globalization” depicts a Japanese company whose head forces his guys to work in English in cynic tone. # Nisshin’s special site seems to have its own video player and no official uploaded video are on YouTube. There are some… Continue reading Nisshin Cup Noodle’s New TVCM Cynical About (Presumably) Rakuten
Popular restaurant review site Tabelog by Kakaku.com launched English site for New York City on March 28. US version tabelog has en accent mark on ‘e’, under .us domain. Its design is totally different and in Western-way design. We’re incredibly excited to announce the official launch of the Tabélog New York website! The new site… Continue reading Japanese Restaurant Review Service Tabelog Opens English/New York Version
Mixi added a new feature “Mixi Hello!” on March 25. With it, users can send pre-set messages in comic style to your friends, by 1-click without writing any letter. The pre-set messages are, “Oh Yeah!”, “Hello!”, “Long time no see”, “Hi”, “How are you?” and “Take care”. Mixi said [J] that the function was introduced… Continue reading Mixi Adds Facebook-like Poke With Comic Fonts Messages
Horie himself announced on his Twitter account on 10:08 a.m. today March 27 (Japan Standard Time). 今日午前7:40くらいに仮釈放になりました！皆様いろいろ収監中はお世話になりました。ありがとうございました。無事仮釈放(刑期の74%)を貰う事ができました。 — 堀江貴文(Takafumi Horie) (@takapon_jp) March 27, 2013 According to the tweet, he was release around 7:40 a.m. The tweet has been retweeted over 5,000 times in 2 hours. After the Livedoor gate, he totally left Livedoor and had… Continue reading Takafumi Horie, ex-Livedoor CEO Released On Parole
Tokyo Metropolitan Government bureau of citizens and cultural affairs released an iOS/Android app “Mamore! Shuuma & Elme”(mamore = protect), which is the first ever game app to pass on consumer information by local government in Japan, according to the release [J]. The game itself is a typical puzzle game, where you need to line up… Continue reading Tokyo Met Government Releases Puzzle Game To Enlighten Consumer Intelligece For iOS And Android
Mari Yamazaki’s new manga series, comicalization of Walter Isacson’s Steve Jobs biography “Steve Jobs”, began today on Kodansha Kiss Magazine. (Please check my Japan Times column last week introducing three Steve Jobs manga.) Yahoo! Bookstore offers free preview of the first half, 17pages. You may read it here, though texts are all in Japanese. The… Continue reading New Steve Jobs Biography Manga Starts
Tokyo University of the Arts students released a shot animation movie depicts college students’ job hunting activities in Japan. In Japan, most companies uniformly runs recruiting program around 1 or more years before college students graduates schools. It is so called shu-katsu (SHUshoku KATSUdou, job hunting activities). Many people, both workers and students, think, believe… Continue reading Animation of Shukatsu, Japanese Job Hunt By New Graduates
ITMedia reported that today March 19 Tokyo Local District Court dismissed a case filed last December that Hiroyuki Nishimura, a founder of Japanese giant anonymous bulletin board service 2-channel, for not deleting posts by an already-arrested illegal drug seller on the site.
Yahoo! Japan released a new tool for users of Google Reader, discontinue of which on July 1 was announced on 14th, to migrate their reading RSS feeds to My Yahoo! The tool also handles iGoogle data, which will cease on November 1, 2013. via Yahoo! JAPAN PR blog