JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will launch the venus climate orbiter named “Akatsuki” meaning dawn in Japanese this morning. It will be launched at 6:58:22 a.m. on Friday in J.S.T. or 21:58:22 p.m. on Thursday in U.T.C. The scene of the orbiter’s launch will be streamcast live on several major video networks. Video source: ANN… Continue reading How Do The Venusians See The Earth’s Cyberculture?
Digital Signage Consortium[J] has set up digital signage devices at Akihabara station and on the streets around there, and is helping Japanese Red Cross to campaign blood donation by using the augmented reality technology. The device enables face recognition, and it can count how many people have seen the screen. When you stop by in… Continue reading Japanese Red Cross Promotes Blood Donation By Augmented Reality
One of Japan’s most popular video sharing Nico Nico Douga‘s driving force in its early stage, Miku Hatsune, a virtual girl character attached to a PC application Vocaloid performed her first “live” concert in front of an audience of 25,000 people at an anime event in Saitama prefecture, Japan. (Someone’s upload this on Youtube, the… Continue reading Virtual Singer Application Vocaloid Played Her First “Live” for 25,000 Fans
Noriko Sakai, who used to be a popular J-pop idol in late 1980s and is now an actress starring on several TV commercial films, was arrested on a suspicion of possessing illegal stimulants last weekend. She has an enormous number of her fans in Asian nations, especially Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and several… Continue reading UGC Song Parody: Freedom Of Expression Or Libeling Her?