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Best things to do in Tampa, Florida

Going to Florida for vacation has been an American tradition since the invention of air conditioning. But for business? Outside of Latin American finance and quote-unquote “exotic” imports, folks usually didn’t come down this way to do anything that resembled “serious.” But that’s changed in the past couple of decades, and as business in Florida booms so does the number of people who come here for work. Since the sunshine state was a vacation destination to begin with, it’s also the perfect p...
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Beautiful Hand-Colored Photographs of Flowers from 19th-Century Japan

From The Public Domain Review, Ogawa Kazumasa’s Hand-Coloured Photographs of Flowers. The stunning floral images featured here are the work of Ogawa Kazumasa, a Japanese photographer, printer, and publisher known for his pioneering work in photomechanical printing and photography in the Meiji era. A reprinted book containing these images by Kazumasa is available as are prints. (via @john_overholt) Tags: art   Ogawa Kazumasa   photography [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Japan, Jason Kottke, Meiji, Public Domain Review Ogawa Kazumasa, Ogawa Kazumasa, Kazumasa

Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw accepts delay in start of his season

GLENDALE, Ariz. — For the first time since 2010, Clayton Kershaw will watch the pageantry of Opening Day from the dugout and he knows how that will make him feel. “Disappointed,” the Dodgers left-hander said after throwing to hitters for the first time this spring Wednesday. “Being out there on Opening Day is special and I don’t take that for granted. I love being out there – just what it signifies, being part of Dodgers history. All that stuff, it’s not lost on me. I love doing that. But when y...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Mariners, Arizona Diamondbacks, Anaheim, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, GLENDALE Ariz, Kershaw, Kenta Maeda

History of popular condiments

Condiments can make or break a meal. They’re the addition that saves a dry sandwich and the extra touch that spices up a bit of sushi. No matter what you’re eating, there always seems to be a condiment on the side that is there to at least improve a dish, if not save it entirely. It’s something that has been done throughout history — something that’s immediately clear as soon as you take a deeper look at where your favorite condiments come from. This is how your favorite condiments came to do...
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Closing time? Japan convenience stores pressed to end 24-7 model amid labour crunch

Japan's 24-hour convenience stores are struggling to stay open around the clock as an industry that has continually expanded now finds itself at the sharp end of a labour shortage.
Tags: Japan, Money, businessNews

Rui Hachimura's popularity continuing to rise at Gonzaga

Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura is earning plenty of attention at home in Japan and in the United States as his game continues to grow            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, United States, Gonzaga, Rui Hachimura

Despite short-term questions, games software/hardware to top $200 billion by 2023

Tim Merel Contributor Tim Merel is managing director of Digi-Capital. More posts by this contributor For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up There has been some negative sentiment surrounding the games industry recently, with stock prices of public games companies in question in both the U.S. and China. While being contrarian to market senti...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Facebook, Column, Asia, Japan, Steve Jobs, China, Russia, India, Tech, Sony, Tencent, Pokemon, North America, Latin America

Easy-to-install bidet is a game changer

Having traveled to Europe and Japan many times, I've grown to appreciate bidets. It's a shame they aren't commonplace in the US. Here's a cheap one on Amazon. It's really easy to install. It doesn't have warm water jet like a Japanese toilet, but you'll get used to it.
Tags: Europe, Post, Japan, News, US, Useful Stuff

The Wasabi Farmer

By some accounts, 99% of the wasabi consumed in the world is not actually wasabi — it’s horseradish + green food coloring. Real wasabi is difficult to grow: Authentic wasabi, known as Wasabia japonica, is the most expensive crop to grow in the world. The temperamental semiaquatic herb, native to the mountain streams of central Japan, is notoriously difficult to cultivate. Once planted, it takes several years to harvest; even then, it doesn’t germinate unless conditions are perfect. Grated w...
Tags: Japan, Jason Kottke, Shigeo Iida, Wasabia

The Google News Initiative, one year in

In the first year of the Google News Initiative, our efforts have centered around a spirit of experimentation, with programs focused on three pillars: working with the news industry to evolve their business models, raising up quality journalism and driving new thinking and approaches in newsrooms. There’s still much to be done, but we remain committed to collaborating with publishers to build a stronger future for journalism. Empowering sustainable business growth The business of journalism is u...
Tags: Google, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Indonesia, Australia, Youtube, India, Eu, Brazil, Argentina, Finland, Bulgaria, North, John Green

As the Mariners open 2019 season in Japan, Ichiro receives a fitting — if a bit awkward — hero’s welcome

Japan's love for baseball and favorite son Ichiro were on full display in Wednesday's MLB season opener in Tokyo. But it took a moment for them to realize what was happening when manager Scott Servais pulled him in the middle of the fourth inning.
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Mlb, Tokyo, Mariners, Ichiro, Scott Servais

Japan has a law requiring sterilization of transgender citizens

"Japan should uphold the rights of transgender people and stop forcing them to undergo surgery to be legally recognized," said Kanae Doi of Human Rights Watch Japan.
Tags: Feature, Japan, Life, Lifestyle, Transgender, Human Rights Watch, Ad Friendly

Short video about life on a Japanese wasabi farm

According to this video and article from by The Atlantic, most of the wasabi eaten around the world is horseradish with green food coloring in it. Shigeo Iida, a 75-year-old farmer in Japan, grows the real stuff, and in this beautifully shot video, we get to see him harvest wasabi and make wasabi paste while he waxes philosophical. “Real wasabi, like the ones we grow, has a unique, fragrant taste that first hits the nose,” he says. “The sweetness comes next, followed finally by spiciness.” Im...
Tags: Food, Post, Japan, News, Atlantic, Shigeo Iida

Streaming Music Forecast 2018 - 2106 [MIDiA]

Respected music and entertainment industry analysts MIDiA have just published its latest global music forecasts, with revenue and user numbers projected through 2026. __________________________ From MIDiA's Mark Mulligan from the Music Industry blog 2017 was the last year of strong streaming revenue growth. From 2018 onwards streaming growth will lessen each year, falling from 29% in 2018 to 7% in 2026. The slowdown in revenue growth reflects maturation of developed streaming markets ...
Tags: Spotify, Music, Japan, UK, Australia, France, China, Germany, India, US, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Brazil India, Brazil Mexico, US UK Sweden Netherlands, Asia Argentina Brazil Colombia Mexico

Six Women Who Are Revolutionizing the World of Fly Fishing

To the casual observer, the world of fly fishing may look like a totally male-dominated endeavor. Dig a little deeper, however, and you will inevitably discover the long-held and enduring legacy that female anglers have imprinted on the sport. It was Joan Wulff who changed the sport forever. In 1943, at the age of sixteen, she walked away with top honors in the national dry fly accuracy championship. From there she would go on to rack up twenty-one additional casting titles before ultimately win...
Tags: Japan, Montana, Virginia, Sport, Chicago, Cycling, Patagonia, Portland Oregon, North Carolina, British Columbia, South Carolina, New York State, University Of Michigan, National Park Service, Ann Arbor, Greenville

One Cut of the Dead: Japanese Zombie Film Getting an English Remake

One Cut of the Dead: Japanese zombie film getting an English remake Following the surprise success of the 2017 zombie comedy film titled One Cut of the Dead/”Kamera o Tomeru na!” (Don’t Stop the Camera!), Variety reports that the Japanese film is officially being adapted in an English-language remake with Patrick Cunningham to serve as producer. In partnership with creators Enbu Seminar, Shinichiro Ueda and Ryoichi Wada, Cunningham has successfully acquired the rights to film. RELATED: FOX’s...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Horror, Fox, Wada, Cunningham, Kamera, Living Dead, Movie News, Ueda, Patrick Cunningham, One Cut of the Dead, Shinichiro Ueda, Stop the Camera Variety, Ryoichi Wada Cunningham

Did you know MLB Opening Day was today in Tokyo? Ichiro, Mariners top A’s

TOKYO — Ichiro drew all the cheers. Most everyone else on the Seattle Mariners did all the hitting. A crowd that came to salute Ichiro Suzuki in his homeland saw Domingo Santana deliver the biggest hit at the Tokyo Dome, a grand slam that sent Seattle over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 on Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. Batting ninth and knowing he’d get two plate appearances, Ichiro popped up and worked a walk. The 45-year-old star took his spot in right field to begin the bottom of ...
Tags: Japan, Sports, Toronto, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Tokyo, Oakland Athletics, Athletics, North America, Oakland, Seattle, Major League Baseball, Beckham, Mariners

Mizuno RB Tour/RB Tour X: Does The World Really Need Another Tour-Level Golf Ball?

There are fundamental truths in this world one can’t really argue with. One of those is if you want to play golf, you’re going to need golf balls. Let’s pause and allow the brilliance of that observation sink in. Another fundamental truth is where there’s a need, there will always be battalions of people with machinery making stuff to fill that need, troops of marketers convincing you you can’t live without it, and a cadre of salespeople making sure you buy theirs. Case in point – hit the PGA To...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Nike, Sport, Taiwan, Pga, Golf, North America, Mizuno, New Releases, Tommy Armour, Mizzy, Voshall, Chris Voshall Mizuno, Feng Tay, Cone Dimples

Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A's 9-7 in opener

Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 in the Major League Baseball opener            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Mariners, Ichiro, Ichiro Suzuki, Domingo Santana, Tokyo Dome Mariners

Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A’s 9-7 in opener

TOKYO (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener. The game at the Tokyo Dome marked the earliest opening day ever — the […]
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Ap, Nation, Tokyo, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Mariners, Seattle Mariners, Ichiro, Ichiro Suzuki, Domingo Santana, Tokyo Dome

Mariners open 2019 season in Japan with strong offense and a win vs. A’s

Amid all the frenzy over Ichiro and Yusei Kikuchi in Japan, the Mariners opened their season with an offensive outburst and held on to defeat the Oakland Athletics at the Tokyo Dome.
Tags: Japan, News, Sports, Oakland Athletics, Mariners, Ichiro, Yusei Kikuchi

Adventure Tourism: Catering to the Thrill-Seeker Traveler

Strolling around Japan with a Samurai over the course of a week or greeting gorillas in Rwanda while staying at a luxury lodge are only two examples of the ever evolving (and creative) offer from hospitality businesses: how to cater to the adventurous traveler?
Tags: Travel, Japan, Rwanda

Tokyo Games torch salutes cherry blossoms

Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms.
Tags: Japan, Sport, Tokyo

Japanese Sleeper Hit ‘One Cut of the Dead’ Heads for English Remake (EXCLUSIVE)

“One Cut of the Dead,” a micro-budget horror film that last year defied the odds to become one of the biggest hits of the year in Japan, is headed for an English-language remake. Patrick Cunningham, a Japan-based American producer whose credits include “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Starlet,” is behind the venture. The original film, […]
Tags: Asia, Japan, News, Global, Production, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Patrick Cunningham, One Cut of the Dead

Cherry blossoms star of Tokyo Games torch

Tokyo Olympics organizers have unveiled their torch for next year's games, playing off the image of Japan's famous cherry blossoms.
Tags: Japan, Sport, Tokyo

THE APPLE STORE WORLD TOUR: From Albuquerque to Zurich, here's a look at every Apple Store across the globe (AAPL)

To understand Apple's global retail footprint, it helps to see it for yourself. We've compiled a list of every Apple store in the world. Jump to your favorite country or state via the table of contents, or scroll down to see every store alphabetically. It's hard to believe Apple was started out of a garage in California just over 40 years ago. Today, Apple is worth hundreds of billions of dollars and has over 500 stores in 24 countries around the world. Apple stores weren't even a "thing" unt...
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Ichiro takes with field with 45,000 voices in full support

It was a night to celebrate all things Ichiro at MLB opens season in Japan            [Author: AP]
Tags: Japan, News, Ap, Mlb, Ichiro

Toshiba Memory IPO likely pushed back two months to November: Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) – U.S. buyout firm Bain Capital is likely to push back the IPO of Toshiba Memory by around two months, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, moving to November what is likely to be one of Japan’s biggest listings this year. Depending on market conditions, the timing could be further pushed as far back as summer 2020, the person said on condition of anonymity, without elaborating on reasons for the initial two-month change. Toshiba Memory is the world’s second-l...
Tags: Japan, Ipo, Trends, IPOs, Tokyo, Bain Capital, Bain, Reuters, Toshiba Corp, Nomura, Jiji, SK Hynix Inc, Toshiba Memory, Toshiba Memory IPO, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley

Wake up! MLB season begins with our Mariners-A's running diary

Oakland and Seattle are getting the 2019 MLB regular season going in Japan. Couldn't get up to watch the 5:30 a.m. ET start? Don't worry, you don't have to miss a thing.
Tags: Japan, Mlb, Baseball, Oakland, Seattle, Don

CHANEL Spring-Summer 2019 Makeup Collection

With the release of the CHANEL Spring-Summer 2019 makeup collection, Lucia Pica has designed her boldest collection yet. Inspired by a trip to Japan and South Korea, the VISION D’ASIE: L’ART DU DÉTAIL collection explores the play of light, color and texture. The centerpiece of the Spring Summer Collection is the Les 9 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette in Edition N2 quintessence. The 9-pan palette has a variety of bold and neutral shades and textures. At first I thought the shades might be too much, ...
Tags: South Korea, Japan, Beauty, Lipstick, Chanel, Highlighter, Imperial, Eyeshadow, Affiliate Links, Press Sample(s, Lucia Pica, New Baume Essentiel, Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick, Infra Rose, Rouge Allure Liquid Powder