Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Google Street View in Japan – After the Disaster

Google has just released comprehensive street maps of Japan in the wake of the Earthquake which occurred back in March. They have also set up a website called Mirai kioku which stands for “Memories for the Futureā€. Users are encouraged to upload old photos and videos in the hopes of sharing lost memories.

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Artistic FujiFilm X10 Commercial

I always find it interesting to see how products are advertised in different countries. Sometimes they make complete sense, and other times… they look something like this.

Sony To Boost Image Sensor Capacity by 50% Over 3 Years

Reuters is reporting that Sony will be boosting production at their Japan plant, and that they expect to increase capacity by 50% within two to three years. This is likely welcome news as Sony shares have shed approximately 50% of their value this year due to setbacks in Thailand as well as the rising cost of the Yen in Japan.

Snap! Case Reduces Shame by Making Your iPhone Look Like a Camera

If you have taken a lot of flack from your friends because you your iPhone as your main camera, well, I don’t have too much sympathy to be honest. At any rate, if you want to disguise your iPhone, the Snap! case does a great job. It’s as easy as 1-2-3 (Open case, insert iPhone, snap case shut).

Weekly Photo Links

We`re not able to post every story on our website, so every Sunday, we will list some interesting photography related links.

Olympus Chairman and President Tsuyoshi Kikukawa Quits Due To Recent Allegations

In case you hadn’t heard, Olympus has had a lot of negative press lately. First, Olympus fired their CEO Michael Woodford, who has only been at the helm since April, “for trying to shake up 92 years of the firm’s management culture”. Normally this wouldn’t be that big a deal, but apparently Michael was abruptly […]

Thailand Flooding Affects 320 Japanese Companies, Including Canon, Nikon and Sony

It turns out that the flooding in Thailand has severely impacted the daily activities of hundreds of businesses, including 320 Japanese companies. Above you can see a chart which lists how Nikon, Sony and Canon have been affected by the natural disaster. The outlook for Nikon and Sony is particularly grim: “No prospect of recovery”. No word yet on how this will impact the availability of cameras and lenses.

Old Japanese Commercials Are … Interesting, to Say the Least

Tokyo Camera Style put together a list of YouTube videos which show old Japanese Camera commercials from the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. I suspect these are more interesting to watch if you don’t know Japanese.

Tokyo in “Slo-Mode” is Trippy

The following video by Alex Lee takes you through a typical busy day in Japan. The video is far from typical however, as his high speed filming and very creative editing make for a calm and relaxing video.