Jordan Yerman

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!
REVIEW: Fujifilm X-T1 and The Street Cat Project
You’ll see here the Fujifilm X-T1 Silver Graphite Edition tested for two weeks, solely in the arena of street cat photography - it's s smaller than your DSLR, but it’s certainly not pocket- or even purse-sized. It’s a big camera for taking big photos, for when you absolutely, positively must capture that moment. Read me and look at kittehs!
Tokyo Department Stores Have an Opening Ritual (VIDEO)
The managers then bow to each other and line up facing the front doors. They bow to the customers waiting to shop. They then open the doors and greet everyone who enters. It’s a fascinating ritual that I encountered by chance last time I was in Japan, and was happy to experience again.
Biohacking with Jordan Yerman - AkihabaraNews.com

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.

Streets of Osaka - AkihabaraNews.com
If Tokyo is a too-cool-for-school designer with the effortlessly stylish outfit, Osaka is wearing dad jeans while fixing your stereo. Japan’s third-largest city becomes its second-largest during the workday, and its nighttime streets reward those who give them more than a casual glance.
J-Taxis by Jordan Yerman - AkihabaraNews.com

Not Only are They Everywhere...
Japanese taxis are the most beautiful (and expensive) pieces of road-candy you could ever hope to see.

They exist in their own little auto-industry universe, still rocking the far-forward wing-mirrors for optimizing both the driver’s sight-lines and the passenger’s privacy.

The Cat in the Bag: Inventing Japanese Pop Art - AkihabaraNews.com

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 - AkihabaraNews.com

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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