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Steve
Tokyo, Japan
I am a technology consultant living in Tokyo, Japan.
Interests: technology - travel - mobility - business - media - culture - politics - world domination
Recent Activity
Tokyo Sky Tree is coming along and will soon be complete. I am getting used to it's look now and liking it's presence on the skyline more and more each day. Shot this from Ameyokocho, a maker street just south... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2011 at The Western World
So things have been going nonstop since I arrived in Paris. Not even a freak snowstorm can slow things down. Following the incredible action of the first day of LeWeb, many of the participants moved to City Hall for a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2010 at The Western World
The last 24 hours has been intense to say the least. To an info junkie, gadget addicted, tech crazy geek like me, this is the closest thing I can imagine to Disneyland. Throughout the day I have tried to livesteam... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2010 at The Western World
Waking in line for registration to enter LeWeb in Paris. After several days of non stop meetings, parties, dinners and sightseeing I'm already exhausted and the event has not even started yet. Nearly 3,000 attendees will be participating in two... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at The Western World
I'm tremendously grateful for having such tremendous friends in France to make my visit here truly memorable. After a day of touring the sights and museums of Paris, we stopped for a dinner at an amazing French bistro. Attending the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2010 at The Western World
Taking the Metro to Palace Royale to see about getting into the Musee de'Orsay. The subway in Paris seems quite convenient. Not so packed as Tokyo but had to laugh. The diversity of the people in the train is quite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at The Western World
Thanks! Looking forward to meeting you.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2010 on Parisian Weekend at The Western World
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Have landed safely in Paris and am enjoying a slow Sunday morning at a nearby cafe. Took advice from friends and am staying at hotel near the center if Paris. It's a bit cold, but not as bad as I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2010 at The Western World
Finally made it to the gate. Overall pretty smooth brush through customs. My carry on had to go through the x ray four times (I wonder why) and I had to pull my heavy coat out of my suitcase so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at The Western World
My first trip on the new high speed track Skyliner from Ueno to Narita Airport. This new train cuts about 25 minutes off of the trip to the airport which is very cool. The total time is now 36 minutes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at The Western World
Bags are packed, house-sitter has the keys. Passport is check. All systems are go! Heading to Paris for a few days to catch the gigantic LeWeb conference going on next week. Thanks to the huge generosity of my good friends... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2010 at The Western World
Near my apartment I passed this construction site where an animated character is waving cars away from the construction. Declining population is another big topic in the news lately but I shudder to think of the number of jobs in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2010 at The Western World
So unlocked iPhone 4s are now available in Japan. In fact one small MVNO carrier has even teamed up with Expansys to provide a plan and an unlocked phone, but I think the appeal is very limited. Basically it comes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at The Western World
Almost fell down when I saw this sign. Through mid October, Burger King is offering an all you can eat deal for Whoppers. This sign says that if you aren't full after you finish your hamburger just ask for another... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at The Western World
Got a call from comrade and Otaku superstar Danny Choo to stop by an open filming session for his new Tokyo MX TV series Culture:Japan. Very cool studio located near the Imperial Palace in Kojimachi. The show is very cool... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at The Western World
Construction of the building facade for the Electric Town exit of Akihabara is finally done. We are still months away from the completion of the two year project to rebuild the old Akiba Department Store, but at least it looks... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at The Western World
Wow! Is it time to start talking Halloween already? Big poster up at Shibuya station for the spooky Theme starting today at Tokyo Disneyland. Something to do with pumpkins and pirates. Halloween isn't a big thing in Japan and few... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at The Western World
Sweet! Small supplies of new iPods are trickling into Japan. Apple Stores in Ginza and Shibuya have a small amount of stock of shuffles and nanos now. Still no sign of new iPod touches but rumors have them available as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2010 at The Western World
hehe, meant 1,000 yen off. :p
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This week we should be seeing the brand new hot iPods announced by Steve Jobs last week. While the iPod touch is getting a serious powerup with a retina display and front and rear cameras, the new nano is a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2010 at The Western World
Spotted this Konami goods shop in Tokyo Midtown. Mostly filled with video game stuff and amine figures. Full size Solid Snake statue and life-size love+ cardboard standups. Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at The Western World
Call me crazy, but how is this different than an iPhone 4?
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Mar 15, 2010
Web browsing is free regardless of your home region setting. The extra charges are set up to pay for the data roaming but no set monthly fee for wireless access. This does vary by country unfortunately. Just checked Philippines and web browser does not work there at this time. Might want to hold off until more details come out about the B&N Nook. That device supports wifi as well.
Toggle Commented Oct 24, 2009 on Amazon Kindle Comes to Japan at The Western World
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I'll say one thing. Stay here. Tokyo needs you!
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