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'Daggy dad' or 'propaganda'? The media's growing use of official Scott Morrison pictures

Photojournalists worry that ‘sanitised’ and controlled photographs of the PM have ramped up during CovidThe pictures appeared on Sunday, first in Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, then on Scott Morrison’s personal Instagram account.There was the PM, standing in his shorts, looking at his phone, with his thongs clearly on. There he was on an exercise bike while in Covid isolation after returning from his trip to Japan. And an extreme close-up, his nose, face and polo shirt, waiting patiently for the Covi...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Australia news, Australian politics, Sydney, Australian media, Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, News Corporation, Daily Telegraph, Nine Newspapers


This Week in Apps: Apple slashes commissions, Twitter launches Fleets, warnings about Parler

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the TechCrunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with   204 billion downloads and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019. People are now spending three hours and 40 minutes per day using apps, rivaling TV. Apps aren’t just a way to pass idle hours — they’re a big business. In 2019, mobile-first companies had a   $544 billion valuation, 6.5x higher ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Facebook, Apps, Twitter, Japan, Instagram, Supreme Court, Australia, Washington Post, Youtube, Ipo, Tech, Eu


The Book Of Japanese Tea Review

It’s pretty hard to beat the soothing taste of a nicely brewed pot of aromatic green tea served cold in the heat of summer, or a hot one that warms you up in winter. Perhaps it’s an acquire taste, but I’ve definitely learned to appreciate it over my years of stay in Japan after been introduced to really tasty green tea by my Japanese friends. This pocket sized photo book published by PIE explores the Japanese philosophies behind Sado ( 茶道 – The Way Of The Tea ), complemented by the most gorge...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Japan, Book Reviews, Book Review, Anime, Pie, Japanese culture, Matcha, Sado, Amazon De, Japanese tea, Amazon CA, PIE books, PIE International, The Book Of Japanese Tea


Sergeant sues LAPD for disciplining him for social-media posts made from Orange County home

A sergeant is suing the Los Angeles Police Department and its chief for allegedly violating his right to free speech by disciplining him for off-duty social-media posts concerning gang violence in songs by the late rapper Nipsey Hussle and other issues. Sgt. Joel Sydanmaa, a 24-year-LAPD veteran, says he was wrongly disciplined for expressing his opinions as a private citizen while off-duty on his personal social-media accounts about public issues, according to the suit filed Monday, Nov. 16. An...
Tags: Facebook, Japan, News, Instagram, Supreme Court, La, Islamic State, Uncategorized, Beck, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Paris, Islam, Courts


Neon nights: the living art of fireflies – in pictures

Photographer Kei Nomiyama captured dreamy, long-exposure images of fireflies in the mountains of Shikoku Island – the smallest of Japan’s four main islands Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Shikoku Island, Kei Nomiyama


I'm a chess grandmaster who's made over $280,000 from esports tournaments. As the highest-rated blitz player in the world, I spend up to 7 hours a day playing chess online.

Hikaru Nakamura is a professional esports athlete and champion chess player. TSM Hikaru Nakamura is a 32-year-old esports athlete based in Los Angeles, California. He is the first chess player to join the esports team TSM (formerly Team SoloMid). According to Esports Earnings, Nakamura has made over $281,000 in winnings from online chess tournaments in 2020. At 15, Nakamura became the youngest American to win the title of chess Grandmaster, and competed worldwide as a professional chess pl...
Tags: Japan, Usa, Instagram, California, US, Careers, Trends, Netflix, Mario Kart, Esports, WNBA, Chess, Nordic, Los Angeles California, Eric Rosen, Nakamura


HomePod Mini Begins Arriving to Customers

HomePod mini launch day is officially underway in countries such as Australia and Japan, where the calendar has already turned to November 16, and the first orders are beginning to arrive to customers. . Instagram user shiology shared a photo of the white HomePod mini and its box. Daniel Feodoroff was one of the first customers in the world to purchase a HomePod mini at an Apple Store in Miranda, Australia. Priced at $99, the HomePod mini is a more budget friendly competitor to the Amazo...
Tags: Japan, Featured, Instagram, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Google Home, HomePod, HomePod Mini, Siri HomeKit, Daniel Feodoroff, Miranda Australia, Canada France Germany Hong Kong India Spain


Meet the woman making Victorian era-style shoes in LA for $800 a pair

Shoemaker Vicky D'Incecco specializes in making shoes from the Victorian era. Her period-appropriate footwear takes as long as three weeks to make and sells for around $800 a pair. She's hoping her shoes appeal to consumers turning away from fast fashion and mass-marketed clothing. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. Vicky D'Incecco is hand-crafting traditional Victorian footwear — in modern-day LA.It's an age-old craft that D'Incecco has kept alive in a world of fast fash...
Tags: Japan, Instagram, La, US, Trends, Erik Olsen, US Singapore, Lisa Desai Yasmina Hatem, Shoemaker Vicky D Incecco, Facebook Vicky D Incecco, D Incecco


47 thoughtful gifts to give your wife

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. A dainty pair of earrings with a personal touch make a thoughtful gift. AUrate You don't need to spend a crazy amount of money or plan an extravagant gesture to show your wife you appreciate her. When it comes to gifting, putting a little extra thought into your gift goes a long way. We made a list of 47 thoughtful gifts for your wife that speak to all different kinds of interests and cover all diff...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Facebook, Nordstrom, Gift Guide, Japan, Instagram, Shopping, Disney, Trends, Gifts, Aclu, Patagonia, Gift Guides, Warby Parker, Kitchen Tools


Japan’s taboo-breaking tattoo fans – in pictures

A growing tribe in Japan are defying deeply held prejudices linking tattoos with crime, turning their bodies into palettes of colour with elaborate designs, often featuring characters from traditional fables Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Japan, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Tattoos


China’s Real Invasion of Taiwan Has Already Started

HONG KONG—When Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping visited a military base in Southeast China this month, he told members of the party’s Marine Corps to “focus your minds and energy on preparing to go to war.” His speech came shortly after the Trump administration said it would move forward with a $7 billion arms sale to Taiwan, which China has threatened to retaliate against if it goes through.Xi has long wanted to absorb Taiwan under the Communist Party’s rule—he’s openly stated hi...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, News, Instagram, Washington, France, China, Germany, Taiwan, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Marine Corps, North America


The Japanese Traditions of Sashiko & Boro: The Centuries-Old Craft That Mends Clothes in a Sustainable, Artistic Way

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=H464u4q_JGk The state of our troubled planet dictates that disposables are out. Reusables are in. And anyone who’s taught themselves how to mend and maintain their stuff has earned the right to flaunt it! A quick scroll through Instagram reveals loads of visible mending projects that highlight rather than disguise the area of repair, drawing the eye to contrasting threads reinforcing a threadbare knee, frayed cuff, ragged rip, or moth hole. While some practi...
Tags: Google, Art, Fashion, Japan, Instagram, College, Life, History, Philosophy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Edo, Ayun Halliday, How to Learn for Free, Atsushi, Austin Bryant


Take a Digital Drive Along Ed Ruscha’s Sunset Boulevard, the Famous Strip That the Artist Photographed from 1965 to 2007

Ed Ruscha has lived nearly 65 years in Los Angeles, but he insists that he has no particular fascination with the place. Not everyone believes him: is disinterest among the many possible feelings that could motivate a painting like The Los Angeles County Museum on Fire? Nevertheless, the plainspoken Oklahoma-born artist has long stuck to his story, perhaps in order to let his often cryptic work speak for itself. Originally trained in commercial art, Ruscha has painted, printed, drawn, an...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, Japan, College, Sacramento, Los Angeles, History, Architecture, Vw, Billy Joel, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha, Oklahoma, Seoul, Pacific Ocean


Social media users pass the 4 billion mark as global adoption soars

More than 4 billion people around the world now use social media each month, and an average of nearly 2 million new users are joining them every day. The world is spending more time on social media too, with the typical user now spending roughly 15 percent of their waking life using social platforms. However, social media isn’t the only aspect of digital that’s delivering impressive numbers. The new Digital 2020 October Global Statshot Report – produced in partnership with Hootsuite  – s...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, Japan, Usa, Instagram, Yahoo, Youtube, China, India, Disney, Digital, Social Media, Seo, Data


Daily Crunch: Apple introduces the iPhone 12

Apple embraces 5G, Facebook Messenger gets better integrated with Instagram and Kahoot raises $215 million. This is your Daily Crunch for October 13, 2020. The big story: Apple introduces the iPhone 12 Apple’s big event today kicked off with the announcement of the HomePod Mini, but the real focus was on the iPhone — specifically, the iPhone 12. Pricing for the new iPhone starts at $799. New features include 5G, a magnetic adapter for various accessories (including wireless chargers) and a mor...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Mobile, Facebook, Japan, Hardware, Instagram, Softbank, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Walt Disney, Holmes, Kahoot, Daily Crunch


Brand Moves for Wednesday October 7

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. The Anheuser-Busch brewing company is using its facilities to produce hand sanit...
Tags: Facebook, Home Depot, Japan, UK, England, Texas, Instagram, Minneapolis, California, New York City, Advertising, US, Dolphin, Fbi, Canada, Paris


How Vividly Colorized Photos Helped Introduce Japan to the World in the 19th Century

Since the mid-20th century heyday of Sony transistor radios, the world has associated Japan with high technology. But between the mid-17th and mid-19th century, the world could barely associate Japan with anything at all. The isolationist policy of sakoku, or "closed country," kept the Land of the Rising Sun virtually free of outside influence — especially Western religious and colonial influence — until, in 1853, the American Navy commodore Matthew Perry rolled up in his "Black Ships" a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Photography, Japan, Navy, College, History, Sony, Tokyo, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Matthew Perry, Felice Beato, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Kusakabe Kimbei


Fashion designer Kenzo Takada's catwalk – in pictures

The late fashion designer was the first from Japan to break into Paris’s exclusive fashion milieu in the 1970s. His colours and prints were a far cry from the traditional Parisian style of the time Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Fashion, Japan, Life and style, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Art and design, Paris, Kenzo Takada


Brand Moves for Thursday October 1

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with Covid-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Amazon has been hurriedly trying to remove T-shirts with the words, “Stand back,...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Japan, UK, Instagram, Congress, Washington, China, Advertising, US, Unilever, Walmart, Joe Biden, Paypal, Alibaba


Meet the modern Kennedy family: The most prominent members of America's most famous political dynasty

Phillip Faraone/Getty Images The Kennedy family has been a prominent name in US politics for over a century.  The younger Kennedys are a mix of people in the family business of politics, as well as authors, actors, socialites, and journalists.  Meet some of the most prominent Kennedy family members who have been making headlines in recent years. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Joe Kennedy III is the most prominent modern Kennedy in politics. Rep. Joe Kennedy ...
Tags: Japan, Politics, England, New York, Hollywood, Instagram, Entertainment, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Massachusetts, New York City, Brown University, US, America


Scenes from a half-abandoned old Japanese hot spring resort

This year has seen the tourism industry hit incredibly hard, but for many of Japan’s traditional hot spring resorts, it has been a long slow decline rather than a sudden, completely unexpected collapse. A decades-long battle against closures and falling numbers that many towns will presumably never recover from. The country’s mass tourism boom of the 1950s and 1960s, followed by the financial free-for-all of the bubble era, saw the construction of more, and generally bigger hotels. An expansion...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Haikyo


Last Man Standing

I mentioned (and pictured) a Wista field view camera yesterday. You might be interested to know that Keiichiro Nagaoka, builder of a similar but competing 4x5, is the last craftsman still building wooden cameras by hand in Japan. He was 82 years old as of the end of 2019 and has to make his own metal parts now (no more subcontractors willing to do it), but he's still building new 4x5's and 8x10's, just as he has since he started way back in 1962. Here's the link to a September 2020 article abou...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Japan, Paris, Disneyland, Florence, Michael Johnston, Mike, Michael C Johnston, Fred, Oren, Vivitar, Fiesole, Ueno Tokyo, Nagaoka, Wista


Open Mike: My Top 10 Favorite Cameras of All Time*

["Open Mike" is the Editorial page of TOP, which is sometimes off-topic but not today.] - In no particular order, but roughly chronologically: Zeiss Ikon Contaflex B. This belonged to my father, who let me use it when I was a kid. It was an SLR with a fixed 50mm ƒ/2.8 Tessar lens, and I believe a leaf shutter. I loved it, especially the shutter sound. I had a job at a Kentucky Fried Chicken stand when I was 14, and left it on the electrical junction box outside when I was unlocking the store o...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Germany, Old, ISO, Cameras, Porsche, Sony, Rob, Olympus, Nikon, Canon, Leica, Zeiss, Konica Minolta, Mamiya


Canon has launched a weird monocular-style compact camera – but only in Japan

I’m not sure how I feel about this one yet. On the one hand, it’s pretty cool and interesting. A new take on the tech that could be very useful to a lot of people – especially sports goers, if Canon’s promo video is anything to go by. But on the other, it’s pretty weird. […] The post Canon has launched a weird monocular-style compact camera – but only in Japan appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Japan, News, Camera, Canon, Compact Camera, Canon PowerShot Zoom, Point & Shoot


Brand Moves for Monday September 14

In early March we began reporting daily on how brands were dealing with COVID-19. But it’s become clear that the current climate is one of near-perpetual disruption, so we decided to keep on telling the stories of inspiring brand leadership and strategy amid the latest crises in an anxious world. Our goal is to provide an up-to-the-minute source of information, inspiration and insight on brand moves as they happen. Social media platform TikTok has announced its own fashion month as a digital in...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, UK, Instagram, Advertising, US, Walmart, Tesco, Taiwan, Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Harry Styles, Seattle, Marc Jacobs, Changi


Travel

I have so many travel photos and I have over 25,000 photos on my iPhone so I can keep going for a while. Japan was really special. I saw this in a small village near Pamplona near the time of the running of the bulls. They had live bulls running too. I have to say that I felt sorry for the bulls as they seemed terrified rather than fierce. Beautiful glass art by Chihuly in Seattle. The Vessel in NYC. The Eye lit up in London. Monks in Conques on the Camino...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Japan, London, Spain, Seattle, Pamplona, Chihuly, Conques, The Vessel


“Photographer” Charged for Forcing Children Into Transparent Swimsuits

A sick criminal posing as a photographer is being charged by police after he photographed middle and high school girls wearing transparent swimsuits, additionally paying them to do so (with one girl receiving as much as ¥1.6 million). Osaka police are charging the 53-year-old self-employed man on suspicion of violating the child prostitution and pornography […]
Tags: Photography, Japan, Crime, Children, Anime, Osaka, Mizugi


A slowly decaying Shinto shrine and its truly incredible torii

Shinto shrines can be found everywhere in Japan. Some, of course, are large and grand like the famous Meiji Jingu in central Tokyo, but many more are small, simple structures — especially so outside the big cities. And yet while they are all unique, I’ve never seen one quite like this before, or at least not one with such incredibly striking torii gates.
Tags: Travel, Photography, Japan, Religion, Culture, Tokyo, Meiji Jingu


Meet the 15 richest people in Asia, who are collectively worth more than $500 billion

Even with a net worth of $58.1 billion, Alibaba's Jack Ma is only the second-richest person in Asia. Sean Gallup/Getty Images The 15 richest people from Asia in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $500 billion.Some of the billionaires occupying the top rank are self-made and built their fortunes through tech empires, like Jack Ma, who founded Alibaba Group, China's largest e-commerce company. Others inherited wealth from their f...
Tags: Google, Photos, Asia, Hong Kong, Japan, Money, Microsoft, Life, China, Singapore, India, Trends, Bloomberg, Bbc, Features, Overwatch



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