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Tanaka Hisashige – Today’s Google Doodle

Today’s Google Doodle commemorates the 213th birthday of Tanaka Hisashige, a Japanese engineer and inventor during the late Edo and early Meiji periods. In his time, he was known as “the genius of mechanical wonders”. Some people refer to him as “the Thomas Edison of Japan”. He was famous for a number of things, but […]

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Want an iPhone 5? There’s already a line at the Apple Ginza store

I was in Ginza yesterday afternoon (which is rather usual for me as I live nearby) and was only mildly surprised to see that there are already four or five people camped out and waiting for Friday morning’s iPhone 5 launch. The weather’s been good and looks like it’ll be decent for the next few […]