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Japan Guy Site Update

The Japan Guy is undergoing a serious overhaul, that's been in the works for a minute. The main things are all done, but there may be a few kinks here and there. Still working it all out so the site's leaner, cleaner and faster. I hope you all enjoy the new look and feel. Having trouble navigating something? Just give me a shout in the conact section, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Back to some good ol' fashioned writing. Talk to you soon, gang. Donald Continue Reading …

SOINN, The Robot Apocalypse Begins

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There is nothing like a cool technology story. Today's little story comes from my good friend Koichi. Have you ever hear of SOINN? If you haven't prepare to have your mind blown! SOINN Stands for the Self Organizing Incremental Neural Network. This is a learning algorithm created by Dr. Osamu Hasegawa at the Tokyo Institue of Technology. Wait wouldn't that school name abbreviate as T.I.T.? I'm sorry, I couldn't resist. Back to the story... This algorithm can use the internet to Continue Reading …

Japanese Movie Theater Gift Shops

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America is a country where accumulating as much as possible is quite normal for any business. Most successful organizations, from MacDonald’s to Walmart to Apple to Amazon, have to strike that ever so delicate balance between getting customers to spend as much as possible while providing as much value as possible. There are a number of companies that have it down to a science: Cross-sells and up-sells, and bundles, oh my! The best companies are able to accomplish this without you even Continue Reading …

How To Use Japan Post QR Codes

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Ever gotten home from a long day at work to find that you missed a very cool, or very important package? . Does every public mail service do this?! The U.S. is quite similar. The post office has the same hours as most companies, so if you have a full-time job, 9 to 5 or somewhere thereabouts, odds are you won't be there to intercept your package. This happens just about every time I receive something and from time to time it can get mildly irritating, especially if you miss the package Continue Reading …

Tales from Japan: It Ain’t No Fun

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Hey guys, it's time for another one of my tales from Japan. Enjoy! “IT AIN’T NO FUN" VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hey guys, this is Donald with thejapanguy.com and the name of today’s tale is “It Ain’t No Fun.” Have you ever been to an establishment in Japan where the music that’s playing over the speakers just doet match the stetting whatsoever. A store or a gym, you just hear something that doesn’t quite match up. Well I know I have, so here’s my little story... I used to work out at a Continue Reading …