Archivo para el mes November, 2009

High Tech Crypt

Por kirai el 30 de November de 2009 en Technology

Fascinating!

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Structure of Japanese companies – Part 2

Por kirai el 30 de November de 2009 en JapaneseCulture

I will now continue writing about the innards of traditional Japanese enterprises. If you want to properly understand this text, you should have read the previous post. In Japanese culture there is a huge difference between people who is inside the group (those inside – 内), and people who is outside the group (those outside […]

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Weird tower

Por kirai el 29 de November de 2009 en Architecture

German photographer Juergen Specht found this weird tower in the outskirts of Osaka. It looks small but it is more than 180 meters high! It turns out that its name is “PL Peace Tower” and it is the main tower-church of a sect called “Perfect Liberty”. The final objective of this sect, according to its […]

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Solar bags and backpacks

Por kirai el 27 de November de 2009 en Gadgets

The other day I was strolling around Tokyu Hands and these bags and backpacks with built-in solar cells grabbed my attention. The biggest backpack is able to produce 15W in ideal conditions, the small ones only 4W. The interesting thing is that they also include a battery so even when there’s not a laptop, cellphone […]

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Structure of Japanese companies – Part 1

Por kirai el 26 de November de 2009 en JapaneseCulture

The structure of the Japanese enterprises is very rigid. There is a standard system that applies to all levels in most Japanese enterprises. Some analysts say this system is too rigid and it causes changes to develop very slowly. For example, in order to decide about issue A, forms B, C and D must be […]

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Married to a video game character

Por kirai el 25 de November de 2009 en Videogames

Last weekend, a Japanese man named Sal9000 got married to a video game character that appears in a video game published by Konami on the Nintendo DS. It is the first time that a real person marries a virtual character in Japan. In this ItMedia article there are some pictures of Sal9000 enjoying a relaxing […]

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Tuttuki Bako

Por kirai el 25 de November de 2009 en Gadgets

Bandai’s Tuttuki Bako is one of the coolest gadgets that I have seen lately. The “Tuttuki Bako” has a cubic shape, a monochrome screen and five minigames that you play by putting a finger inside it. You can buy it anywhere in the world through Amazon but it is kind of expensive; if you go […]

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Zen Meditation

Por kirai el 24 de November de 2009 en JapaneseCulture

My first year in Japan (2004) my Vulcanus programme mates and I went to a temple and a monk taught us some Zen meditation techniques. First, he gave us a brief theoretical introduction to the Buddhist origins of Zen meditation. And then we moved on to a 35 minute practical session where we tried to […]

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