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Japanese Mobile Phone Service Preventing Nude Selfies to Protect the Children

Tone Mobile’s e20 devices are being sold with a function that prevents users from taking nude selfies of themselves, using the excuse that it is protecting children. The phone uses artificial intelligence to detect whether users are taking nude photographs, and will direct users to an error screen when the nudity detector is triggered (with […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Censorship, Smartphones, Anime, Think Of The Children


"Eliza Scidmore Photographed Everyday Life in Japan Over 100 Years Ago"

Photo and text from Spoon and Tamago - Japanese Art, Design and Culture, 2/5/20. Eliza Scidmore was a force to be reckoned with. In the late 1800s to early 1900s she traveled extensively across Asia, writing, photographing and publishing several books. She was one of the only women photographers employed by National Geographic and would later become the first woman board member of the magazine. Japan was of particular interest to Scidmore, who visited numerous times and captured everyday life i...
Tags: Asia, Photography, Japan, Anthropology, National Geographic, Eliza Scidmore, Japanese photography, Scidmore


Defunct Japanese vending machines

Japan is well known for its vending machines. With good reason too, as despite the ever-increasing number of convenience stores, the vending machine is still ubiquitous. Yet seeing one that’s no longer operational, let alone left to rot, is surprisingly rare, so below is a selection of the ones I’ve stumbled upon over the years. Some are still there, some may well be long gone, but in their own decaying way, all of them were oddly interesting.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Food And Drink


Silicon Valley and Wall Street are betting you'll want to travel now, pay later. Here are 10 ways startups, banks, and airlines are tapping in to millennial wanderlust.

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, Silicon Valley, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker


Fintechs and lenders are tapping into your vacation FOMO with these 10 ways to travel now, pay later

Many people value experiences over things. Instagram-able vacations are one such experience, but not everyone can afford it, especially not cash-strapped millennials. With student debt, high living costs, and record levels of credit-card debt, many Americans are looking for ways to pay for their travel splurges. Uplift is a startup that partners with travel websites like Kayak and airlines like Southwest and Spirit to offer monthly payment plans for travel loans. Affirm, founded by PayPal cofo...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, US, Trends, Paypal, Earnest, Delta, WeWork, Andreessen Horowitz, Iceland, Amex, Max Levchin, Goldman, US Airways, Warby Parker, Expedia


CP+ 2020 cancelled over coronavirus fears – Crossing fingers for NAB, TPS and Photokina

The first major photography trade show of the year, and one of the largest in the world, CP+ 2020 has been cancelled over coronavirus fears. Japan has reported its first death as a result of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the second such confirmed death outside of China. Amid fears that there is no effective treatment or […] The post CP+ 2020 cancelled over coronavirus fears – Crossing fingers for NAB, TPS and Photokina appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Japan, Diy, China, Virus, Photokina, Photokina 2020, Coronavirus, CP+ 2020, TPS 2020, COVID-19, NAB 2020


View from Japan: How brands can make the most of Tokyo 2020 on social

There are now less than six months to go until the Tokyo Olympics. The city is wrapping up its preparations for the games, and with excitement building, sponsors and other advertisers can expect to witness huge passion from the Japanese people when it comes to the event. The sporting lead up has helped build this sense of anticipation. The recent Rugby World Cup in Japan was a bigger hit than expected among the local population. As the tournament went on, we saw enthusiasm grow to fever pitch le...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Russia, Sports, Social Media, Seo, Aig, Olympics, New Zealand, Tokyo, Nbc Universal, Thought Leadership, Twitter Instagram, YouTube Instagram




Middle School Boys Shared & Sold Lewd Photos of Their Classmates

Several middle school boys were caught taking indecent photos of the girls in their school and both distributing and selling them to other students by way of Japanese chatting app LINE. Ikoma City’s (located in Nara prefecture) Board of Education learned on the 10th that numerous schoolboys were stealthily taking upskirt shots of female students, […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Crime, Internet, Voyeurism, Anime, Schoolgirls, Board of Education, Nara, Ikoma City


Rio's school for Samba – in pictures

Such is the reputation of the Paraíso de Tuiuti samba school in Rio de Janeiro that dancers travel from as far afield as the UK, Russia and Japan to train in the ways of hip-swivelling and hot-stepping. During Rio’s world-famous carnival, members of the school will dance in front of 70,000 spectators and tens of millions of television viewers Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Americas, World news, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Rio, Samba, UK Russia


Japanese Photographer Shows The Otherworldly Beauty Of Nara Prefecture In Serendipitous Scene

Nori Yuasa is a photographer based in Hyogo, but this shot was taken in Nara prefecture, the famous home of roaming deer. This photo shows the stunning natural beauty of the area. In his caption he describes the lucky coincidences that led to this perfect shot. Firstly that no one else was around, secondly that thick fog and strong winds created an eerie atmosphere. For just a moment the fog... Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Night, Nara, Hyogo, Nara Prefecture, Way, Milky, Nori Yuasa


New Canon EOS 850D/Rebel T8i photos leak ahead of official announcement

The Canon EOS 850D (or Rebel T8i or Kiss X10i in other parts of the world) is expected to be announced at some point this month, either before or during CP+ in Japan. After a recent leak showed off some of the specs and a couple of “official” photos of the product, Nokishita has posted […] The post New Canon EOS 850D/Rebel T8i photos leak ahead of official announcement appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Leaked Photos, Nokishita, Canon EOS 850D, Rebel T8i, CP+ 2020


Stunning And Heartwarming Photography From The ‘Bubble Uncle’ Who Spreads Joy Around Japan

A man who calls himself Bubble Ojisan (a word meaning a middle aged man or uncle) on Twitter has been spreading joy with the simple pleasure of soap bubbles. His profile describes him as a bubbles artist. Based in Chiba, he performs bubble shows in various places around Japan and posts stunning photos on Twitter, combining the Japanese landscape with the dreamy aesthetic of the bubbles. Nore:
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Bubbles


Cruise ships quarantined over coronavirus – in pictures

Thousands of passengers and crew on two cruise ships in Asian waters have been placed in quarantine after cases of coronavirus were confirmed onboard. About 3,700 people are facing at least two weeks locked away on the Diamond Princess cruise liner anchored off Japan, while 1,800 passengers and crew are being kept onboard the World Dream, docked in Hong KongCoronavirus crisis – live updates Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Photography, Japan, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Diamond Princess, Coronavirus outbreak, Hong KongCoronavirus


Japanese Photographer Perfectly Captures His Grandmother’s Playful Nature In Touching Portraits

Portrait photography becomes compelling when the photographer seems to capture something about the subject through the image, something that becomes clear to the audience as soon as they look at it. This Japanese photographer managed to perfectly capture his grandmother’s playful spirit, while simultaneously displaying his own warmth and affection towards her in these bright and heartwarming... Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Grandmother, Seasons


No One Knows Who Took These Superb Hand-Colored Albumen Prints Of Japan In The 1890s

In the 1850s Japan permitted Western barbarians to trade in its ports for the first time in an age. The weird foreigners were corralled in zones of tolerance, unable to roam freely and kept apart from the Japanese. Over the next decades, Westerners would gain more access, exporting images of the warriors, traders, famers and geishas to an intrigued audience back home. Before the 19th Century was... Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Retro, 1890s, Colorized


Digital 2020: 3.8 billion people use social media

Our new Digital 2020 reports – published in partnership with Hootsuite – show that digital, mobile, and social media have become an indispensable part of everyday life for people all over the world. More than 4.5 billion people now use the internet, while social media users have passed the 3.8 billion mark. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s population is already online, and the latest trends suggest that more than half of the world’s total population will use social media by the middle of this ...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Facebook, Ecommerce, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Instagram, Yahoo, Internet, Indonesia, China, India, Africa, Digital, US


Lok Cheung takes a trip through the Fujifilm factory assembling the GFX100 and now-discontinued X-H1

While it might look like Lok Cheung is preparing for a viral outbreak in the image for the above video, he’s actually dressed to enter the cleanroom at Fujifilm’s Sendai factory in Japan, where they assemble the sensors for the Fujifilm GFX 100 medium format mirrorless camera. Lok mentions in the video that this footage […] The post Lok Cheung takes a trip through the Fujifilm factory assembling the GFX100 and now-discontinued X-H1 appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Japan, Gear, Fujifilm, Behind The Scenes, Sendai, Factory Tour, Fujifilm GFX, Lok Cheung, X-H1, GFX 100


"Japan’s First Female Photojournalist Is Still Shooting At The Age Of 101"

Image and text borrowed from designyoutrust.com.At 101 years old, renowned Japanese photographer Tsuneko Sasamoto continues to express her artistic voice and capture stunning images. Considered to be her country’s first photojournalist at the age of 25, Sasamoto has been documenting history for over 70 years, including pre- and post-war Japan. Her photographs highlighted the country’s dramatic shift from a totalitarian regime to an economic superpower, and the social implications that arose fr...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Japanese photography, Tsuneko Sasamoto, Sasamoto


View Cameras

I've been at least low-level obsessed with view cameras since I started in photography seriously in 1980. I used to go by Ferrante-Dege, an old-line camera store in Cambridge, Massachusetts (I loved and miss old camera stores), to "visit" a resplendent Deardorff 5x7 they had on semi-permanent display (it was for sale, but didn't sell, so it was there for a long time). It was profoundly beautiful—well, to my photogeeky young self it was—and also profoundly unaffordable, which made me covet it all...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Old, Cameras, Michigan, Polaroid, Chamonix, Zeiss, Michael Johnston, Mike, Chatham, Michael C Johnston, Ron, Upstate New York, Presque Isle, Cambridge Massachusetts


Kenkoba’s BakoBako TV Has Naughty Fox Girl Mikos

Late night shows on Sun TV are apparently erotic on occasion as Kenkoba’s BakoBako TV recently featured some lewd photography of a woman with fox ears and skimpy miko attire, rather typical content for Japan, though some will no doubt wish it was boosted to an even more perverse degree. The raunchiness involves the woman […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anime, Cosplay, Fetish, Miko, MIKOS, Oppai, Oshiri, Image Gallery, Kemonomimi, Kenkoba


Night And Day: Striking Street Photography In Japan By James Takumi Shyegun

Stunning street scenes by James Takumi Shyegun, a talented photographer, videographer, and model from Tokyo, Japan. Takumi focuses mainly on urban, architecture, and street photography. More: Takumi Shyegun, Instagram h/t: Source
Tags: Photography, Japan, Design, Cyberpunk, Tokyo, Neon, Tokyo Japan, Takumi, James Takumi Shyegun, Takumi Shyegun Instagram


The Best Work I Saw at the Filter Photo Festival: Part 4

  Hark! What’s that I see up ahead? Do you see it? Why, I daresay it’s light up there, far away, at the end of that tunnel yonder. I’m sure I see it. Do you? It was 46 degrees F yesterday, with a deep blue sky and lots of sunshine. At the hottest point of the day, in the sun, that feels like 56F, which means there was an illusion of Spring yesterday, for the first time this year. Spring, I say. Spring! At one point, I was only wearing a T-shirt, it was so warm. A T-shirt! Now, beyond that, (not ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Minnesota, Iran, Chicago, Morocco, William, Sarah, Portfolio Review, Daniel, Kalamazoo, Cusco Peru, William Davis, Bernadette Fox, Kari Laine, Sarah Malakoff


App stores saw record 204 billion app downloads in 2019, consumer spend of $120 billion

Consumers downloaded a record 204 billion apps in 2019, up 6% from 2018 and up 45% since 2016, and spent $120 billion on apps, subscriptions and other in-app spending in the past year. The average mobile user, meanwhile, is spending 3.7 hours per day using apps. This data and more comes from App Annie’s annual report, “State of Mobile,” which highlights the biggest app trends for the past year, and sets forecasts for the years ahead. According to App Annie, the record growth in mobile downloads ...
Tags: Google, Startups, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, South Korea, Japan, Instagram, Indonesia, China, Time, Ios Apps, Netflix, Android Apps, App Stores, Tencent Video


ETW #45 Sports Inspired Travel

We’re kicking off the New Year with a look at sports related travel. Whether it’s traveling to run in a marathon, go on a buddies golf trip or attend a major sporting event, sports travel has never been more popular. This week we chat with three experts who share their own experiences chasing sports around the world. You can listen to the podcast here on this page or on any of these services: iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher. The sponsor of this week’s podcast is Allianz T...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Florida, Instagram, Minneapolis, Disney, Vancouver, Silk, Everglades, Patrick, Nicole, Twitter Facebook, Traveling Canucks, Travel Weekly, University Press, ETW


How Esports Attracts Investors

The world of competitive video gaming, better known as ‘Esports’ is now said to be worth over £840 million and with great power comes great responsibility. The total audience in 2021 is predicted to reach 557 million people and for investors this translates into a captive audience, 557 million sitting ducks, providing multiple different revenue streams. What is Esports? In order to understand how esports attracts investors it is important to understand what it is! Esports is an acronym for El...
Tags: Startups, Japan, New York, Instagram, NFL, Fifa, Tokyo, Drake, Esports, Others, Michael B Jordan, Konami, Facebook Snapchat, Tej Kohli, Newzo Furthermore esports, Aubery Graham


Global trends shaping marketing in 2020: Part 2

What will be the most significant trends to impact marketing in 2020? Following yesterday’s blog post, our remaining global leaders from around the world share their thoughts on the trends that will shape marketing, and social media, in 2020. Nathan McDonald, Co-Founder and Group CEO The New Influencer Economy  This year will mark a significant shift how influencers monetize their status. A new influencer economy is emerging, with talent starting to make money via direct selling, subscription...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Instagram, China, Brands, Seo, Linkedin, Taiwan, Sydney, Dubai, Nba, Finland, Rockets, Ai, Donald Trump, Houston Rockets


Japanese housing of the future fading slowly into the past

In postwar Japan, the desperate need for housing resulted in the mass construction of concrete tower blocks of varying heights and sizes — the initial design and efficiency of which were at least partly influenced by Soviet planned Khrushchyovka. Known as danchi, these government projects primarily offered affordable, but at the same time well-equipped apartments for the growing number of young, urban middle class families moving into the suburbs. In the mid-1950s, when these new danchi began t...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Culture, Khrushchyovka Known


2019 News and Events Quiz: Answers and Winners! by PW Fun & Learning

Whew. It’s hard to believe so much has happened in just one year, isn’t it? Great job on the quiz! You’re fun AND well-informed. A winning combination! Note: We, on the other hand, were not that well-informed and erroneously entered Nick Jonas instead of Joe Jonas in the question about 2019 celebrity marriages. (Yay us.) That question will not affect your final score. Here are the stats, answers, and winners.   STATS 1,183 people took the quiz. 286 people aced it. (Way to go, you!) The question...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Japan, Hbo, Instagram, Nick Jonas, France, Thailand, Katy Perry, Chile, Bradley Cooper, Fifa, Nba, Brazil, Argentina, Cambodia


Comiket Cosplayers Deftly Enveloped by Photographers

A slight incident occurred at Comiket 97 where a group of three cosplayers were suddenly rushed by the photographers encircling them, a scary experience that thankfully did not have an eroge-style ending. Nana Matsuoka, one of the cosplayers involved, uploaded a video of the happening on the third day of the event and asked that […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Events, Anime, Cosplay, Otaku, Comiket, Nana Matsuoka



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