Google crosses line with controversial old Tokyo maps

May 5, 2009

Google crosses line with controversial old Tokyo maps

When Google Earth added historical maps of Japan to its online collection last year, the search giant didn’t expect a backlash. The finely detailed woodblock prints have been around for centuries, they were already posted on another Web site, and a historical map of ...

Web society opts to stay anonymous

Oct 2, 2008

Web society opts to stay anonymous

Like a lot of 20-year-olds, Kae Takahashi has a page on U.S.-based MySpace, and there is no mistaking it for anyone else’s. It’s got pictures of the funky Tokyoite modeling the clothes she designs in her spare time, along with her name, plus personal ...