At the beginning of 2001 Suica IC card started to work in Japan, it is an e-money card based on IC technology exploited by JR (Japan Railways). At the beginning it was used only to pay train travles, but nowadays you can use it in many traditional shops, convenience stores and even vending machines. From [...]
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When I was in Okinawa one of the most surprising things I found in Naha capital was that the main public transportation system is a monorail. Here are some pictures, so you can get a sense of how much they profit space, there are monorail tracks even above rivers!. Looking at the building nearby you [...]
this summer is the perfect moment to travel to Japan. See the evolution of Euro-Yen change during the last two years:
Hiro Nakamura is Heroes main character (If you are not watching Heroes, what are you waiting for!), he has a sword that belonged to someone called “Takezo Kensei”. The cool thing is “Takezo Kensei” is not a fiction character, he was a real samurai, in fact he is probably the most “famous” samurai ever. If [...]
Found out through Japanprobe that this blog was featured on g4tv, what seems to be an American cable TV channel. It was not only me, Japanprobe, Dannychoo and Japanator were also featured. Is interesting to listen my name with an “american english” accent.
Japanese girls love “pika pika” (Shiny) stuff. They love things covered with “swarovski”, specially since two years ago covering your mobile phone with them is considered very trendy. I took two pictures with many objects totally covered with crystals. Can you recognize the gadgets?
Sony showed yesterday his first prototype of bending OLED (Organic Light-emitting diode) screen. Sony is the first company in the world that is going to “mass” produce OLED screens. They will start producing 1.000 screens every month and see what happens. Do you imagine being able to fold a screen and put it inside your [...]