If you're interested in Japanese startup/VC culture or just business in general, Disrupting Japan offers ground-level access to a movement many consider the cornerstone, if not the foundation of Japan's future economy. Check out episode 9, where we meet NuLab's Masanori Hashimoto, the "hardest working slacker in Fukuoka!"
Located a just few meters away from the busy Shiodome business area, surrounded by tall buildings, and near the mouth of the Sumida River, this garden is a typical Daimyo garden from the Edo Period. The landscaped garden has many water features including a tidal pond where fresh sea water enters from the nearby river.
Long under siege from Facebook, Twitter, and more recently, the semi-social Line, and confronted by a shift toward more open and international social networking options, Japan’s native mixi has signaled what looks a lot like retreat...
Here's What We've been Watching for the Past week:
1. Tokyo as Pastel Diorama III; 2. 4K Omotesando Avenue; 3. "Christmas in Japan" Sing-Along; 4. 3D-ifying 2D Anime, Etc.; and 5. Jingle Bells in Japanese!
People around the world, you may now begin the process of torturing your family with this song! Everybody together: "Hashire sori yo, kaze no you ni, yuki no naka wo, karuku hayaku, waraigoe wo, yuki ni makeba, akarui hikari no hana ni naru yo - Hey!!"
Live2D's animation technology lets users interact with 2D illustrations in 3D space. Live2D are now developing Live2D Euclid, a next generation system that can animate 2D illustrations 360-degrees, in rich 3D environments.