Japan


Birds Behaving Badly: The Bizarre Green Pigeons of Oiso

Oiso station lies near the south-western/Atami end of the Tokaido Line, making it a relatively convenient ride for anyone coming from Tokyo or Yokohama stations. For optimal pigeon watching time, I recommend getting there at around 6 or 7am. When you get there, the station exit faces the ocean ...

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Contemplating Data Tools After the Quake

Like many people in the weeks following the earthquake, I found myself trying to wrap my head around radiation data. I've been a big fan of data journalists/geeks for the past couple of years, and many of these people were doing great work after the quake. I tried ...

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Q&A with Robert Laing, founder of myGengo

With such amazing developments occurring in amateur translation it was only a matter of time before a company capitalized on harnessing large numbers of translators to work via the Web. myGengo is one such company. It is an online translation service here in Japan that provides human translations via its ...

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Interview with Smart.fm CEO, Andrew Smith Lewis

My brain seems to have become far less spongy since I hit the big 3-Oh. Recently, for my Japanese study I found myself relying on whatever new e-learning scheme happens to be most popular among my cleverer friends. I wrote about some of them here before. But since then I ...

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