Facial recognition technology can be used to identify known criminals from a database as well as home in on a person acting suspiciously.
Mark Schreiber worked as a salaryman in travel, consumer electronics, computer software, advertising and market research before turning to translation and writing full time. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he has lived in Tokyo since 1966.
For Mark Schreiber's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Residents of the metropolis are urged to make sure they’re fully prepared for when the dreaded “big one” strikes.
Shohei Ohtani’s performance this year has baseball fans excited and the tabloids brimming with new angles on the reasons for his success.
Japanese magazines are filled with stories of economic hardship as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida takes the reins of the country.
An ominous warning from a crime boss as he is sentenced gets the Japanese tabloids in a real stir.
Tokyo’s reputation as an expensive city was debunked by Diamond’s comparisons of prices for various consumer items in different cities around the world.
While journalists trapped in an Olympic bubble wrote a lot about how Japanese convenience stores came to their aid, the companies that run the stores have taken a hit in earnings.
After Tokyo was awarded the Olympics in 2013, many thought tattoos would be a major issue during the Games. In the end, they barely scratched the surface of public attention.
With all the talk about gold, silver and bronze medals, take a look at some metal-related vocabulary that you can use even when the Games are done.
High temperatures in Japan have reached more than 41 degrees Celsius in the past, but a heat dome in Canada has the media speculating on whether higher temperatures are ahead.