Handy tablet thumb stylus, pointy stick-on teeth and other gadgets and products that look like body parts help Japanese have a convenient and happy daily life. All thumbs not the same A thumb-shaped slip-on stylus extender that provides more thumb and makes it easier for small hands to navigate the new big-screen smartphones
Earthquake warnings pop up on computer screens in Japan for subscribers to the Urgent Earthquake Bulletin service from NTT telecommunications company. When a quake alert is issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the NTT service will automatically open an alert window on a personal computer screen. An alarm sounds, and the warning window displays
Engines Off While Waiting A campaign to get drivers to stop idling car engines has been underway for more than ten years in Japan. The Japan Ministry Of Environment started the effort in June 1997. Large quantities of "stop idling" stickers were distributed by the Environment office, to be posted on trucks and taxis. The
How To Get Characters to Japan in Fiction Films 10) The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) Undisciplined teenager in US is sent by mother to live with his ex-military father in Tokyo, and gets involved in automobile drift racing. (9) Escapade in Japan (1957) Plane to Japan ditches in sea off Japanese coast.
Anime Voice of Toilet Information Stations on the Yurikamome Line in Tokyo each use a different anime voice actor for all the electronic information kiosks in a given station. Map, fare adjustment, and toilet locator audio guides are provided. The 16 voice actors and the stations they represent are profiled here.
Hidden microphones and cameras are increasingly being used for corporate spying in Japan. The Daily Yomiuri reports competition has lead to increased snooping. And many Japanese companies are not sufficiently protected. So who ya gonna call? Well information leak control officers at the Tokyo-based, non-profit, Japan Information Leak Control Management (JILCoM) will check for hidden