Archive for the ‘Japan’ Category

Two wheels better than four in Tokyo

December 3rd, 2010 No comments
Categories: bicycle, cycling, Japan, Tokyo

Tokyo Ramen according to the NY Times

January 30th, 2010 No comments
Categories: food, Tokyo

Google Japanese IME

January 16th, 2010 No comments

Google Japanese Input product icon

I’ve started playing with the Google Japanese input method first released last month. Even in beta it is stable and fast enough to use as my primary IME, and the dictionaries built from Google’s search index seem to work well. When I tried inputting my name, the first suggestion it offered after typing 「じょえ」 was French chef ジョエル・ロブション (Joël Robuchon), something that would never have happened out of the box with Kotoeri.


Categories: computer, Japan, software

ATOK 2009 for Mac does English input

July 3rd, 2009 No comments

At long last, a text input method that brings a Japanese-style Input Method Editor to English:

英語もかしこく便利に入力できる|日本語入力システム ATOK 2009 for Mac.

Phonetic, clairvoyant text entry is what makes Japanese mobile phone typing so fast and popular, but there has never really been anything of equivalent sophistication for western languages.

I’m looking forward to seeing ATOK become a multi-lingual text input system–I remember back in 1990 suggesting to Apple’s Developer Technical Support group that they implement this in Kotoeri so that non-Japanese engineers could test for inline input and double-byte compatibility using their native language.

this looks so very benri!

Categories: Japan, software

Akira Yamaguchi「江戸しぐさ」”Edo Behavior” posters

December 6th, 2008 No comments
Categories: community, culture, Japan, Tokyo

Morning walk with Bjorn

December 1st, 2008 No comments
Categories: Tokyo, walking

They’re going to tear down the Ginza Kabuki-za

November 27th, 2008 No comments
Categories: architecture, Japan, Tokyo

Valentine’s Day in Japan

February 13th, 2006 No comments
Categories: Japan