Archivo para el mes June, 2010

Tokyo once again the most expensive city in the world

Por kirai el 30 de June de 2010 en Society

For some years Japanese cities had lost the “privilege” of being the most expensive in the world thanks to the yen weakness against other currencies. However, the currency fluctuations during recent years have strengthened a lot the yen value; and now Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama and Kobe are respectively the 1st, 4th, 5th and 7th most [...]

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Cat Wanted

Por kirai el 30 de June de 2010 en Signs

Elevator operator

Por kirai el 29 de June de 2010 en Various

In some elevators in Japan, mostly in department stores, you still can see people working as elevator operators. They just stay all day in the elevator pressing buttons and making sure that the doors open and close in a timely manner; they also announce the floor number each time the elevator stops and check if [...]

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Scanning books at 200 pages per minute

Por kirai el 29 de June de 2010 en Technology

Developed at the University of Tokyo. The video explains it very well. Impressive! More information at the IEEE Spectrum magazine.

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Totoro waiting for the Nekobus

Por kirai el 28 de June de 2010 en Anime

Totoro waiting for the Nekobus in the real world. From a Mikamika59 tweet.

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My first Hasselblad photos

Por kirai el 28 de June de 2010 en Photography

I have developed my first photos taken with Sara’s Hasselblad. It’s been a complete failure! From 2 films of 12 photos each, barely 3 photos have come out with decent results. And I think only one of them is “good”. I am going to keep trying to see if I finally get the light right. [...]

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Another Tokyo time lapse

Por kirai el 27 de June de 2010 en Videos

Seen at Japanprobe Another time lapse recorded in Tokyo: Tokyo time lapse

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Big Otosan

Por kirai el 25 de June de 2010 en Advertising

For some time, Softbank, the only Japanese carrier that sells the iPhone in Japan, has been giving away cell phone straps of its mascot Otosan. The standard version of the cell phone strap is small (around 5 cm./2 in. long) and could be obtained when you bought new Softbank cell phones two years ago; I [...]

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