JTFF - Japanese Technology from the Future Friday! - AkihabaraNews.com

Japanese Technology from the Future... ooops, Saturday again!

This week it’s a slimmed down version of the Sony’s Xperia Z1 perhaps being processed through the FCC, and Japan’s going to push formal English education into the last two years of elementary school, which is far sillier than it sounds. Oh, and technical difficulties week #2 make JTFF once again JTFS (sorry!).

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Branden Kirchmeyer - AkihabaraNews.com

In a Japanese Shoebox: Branden Kirchmeyer's Apartment Acoustic

Move to southern Japan, become an English teacher, fire up the laptop and a USB mic, and then record & engineer your music in a shoebox apartment. That little slice of DIY life belongs to Branden Kirchmeyer, a son of Buffalo, New York. Here’s the tech, the music, and a bit of the story behind it all.

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