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Japan companies seek hipness through teens posting to Vine

Jul 19, 2016

Japan companies seek hipness through teens posting to Vine

What’s helping turn Japanese youngsters into stars on Vine, the Twitter-owned social network devoted to looping, six-second video clips, is the stodginess of this nation’s business world. Japan Inc. companies, both big and small, are generally so clueless about appealing to youngsters — especially ...

Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood 'white-washing'

Jun 30, 2016

Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood 'white-washing'

The film world of Asia, known for producing Akira Kurosawa, Satyajit Ray, Brillante Mendoza and other greats, is too busy making movies of its own to fret much about the debate slamming Hollywood — the casting of white people in roles written for Asians. ...

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Apr 12, 2016

Flamboyant lawyer Kawai fighting for Fukushima victims

Lawyer Hiroyuki Kawai stands out in Japan, a nation dominated by somber dark suits: When not in a courtroom, he often wears colorful shirts and crystal-covered animal pins. He is a noh dancer, a tenor and, of late, a filmmaker. His ride is a ...

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

Mar 22, 2016

Startup adds eye-tracking technology to virtual reality

No more fiddling with remote-controller buttons or a mouse. Just look. San Francisco-based startup Fove has developed eye-tracking for virtual reality — that kernel of technology many feel is key for the illusion of becoming immersed in a setting. Glance, and a video-game character ...

Drone maker DJI eying Japan's massive photography sector

Mar 4, 2016

Drone maker DJI eying Japan's massive photography sector

Major Chinese consumer-drone maker DJI has its eyes on the potentially lucrative Japanese market after regulations on drones were relaxed three months ago. DJI Japan General Manager Allen Wu launched the latest model, Phantom 4, Thursday in a fashionable mall in Tokyo. In a ...