Contributor - June 19, 2015

Culture: Tokyo Indie Bands Rock Vancouver
Last night Special Contributor Jordan Yerman found the heartbeat of Japanese indie rock at the East Van stage in Vancouver, B.C., and, according to his report, the Next Music from Tokyo tour has a lot of good things to deliver - including generous amounts of crowdsurfing!
Japanese Technology from the Future SATURDAY but was Supposed to Be Friday!

This week it’s Japan thinking about investing a bunch of cash and tech into cancer treatment in India, which is nice, NTT Data Canada has significantly upped some jobs predictions in Nova Scotia, and even we're saying "NTT Data Canada?", and SCHAFT Robotics has left the DARPA building, which is kind of a bummer, but intriguing. 

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Biohacking with Jordan Yerman -

So you want to inject a chip into your body. Hey, it’s the 21st Century, and barbed-wire bicep tattoos are so over. How we interact with the inorganic world is becoming more seamless, more frictionless. Our gadgets are already talking to one another, and it’s getting easier to join the conversation.

BRULÉ, Inc., Japanese retailer of foreign goods, is going to start selling Canadian 3D scanner "matterform" in early June.

"matterform" scans 2,000 points of an object placed on its turntable per second using an HD camera and 2 lasers. Maximum size of a scannable object is W190xH250xL190mm. The minimum scannable resolution is 0.43mm. You can choose a scanning file among STL, OBJ and PLY.

Regarding scanning time, it takes 5 minutes for High-speed and 10 minutes for High-quality mode.

Contributor - February 13, 2014

Mobile Life in Japan & Canada -

Editors' Intro:

The Cat in the Bag: Inventing Japanese Pop Art -

From AkihabaraNews Special Contributor Jordan Yerman:

If you want to place your finger on the pulse of 21st-Century pop culture, all you have to do is look at some 19th-Century Japanese woodcut prints.

Jordan Yerman on Japan -

Akihabara News is pleased to present a feature contribution from Jordan Yerman, a freelance writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. While we pride ourselves on delivering news from the streets, conventions, and tech figures accessible only to those who call Japan home, we also value the fresh, unique, and thoughtful observations of a first-time visitor. We think you will, too.

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