Posts Tagged: Japan


Google Street View car in Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone

Google Street View Ventures into Post-Quake, Off-Limits Fukushima Prefecture

A little more than two years after the colossal Japan earthquake and tsunami disaster of March 2011, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has let its Street...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 4:15 am
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Mobile Service Disruption from Great Japan Earthquake Visualized

When the tragic earthquake hit Japan back in March of 2011, mobile communications were severely disrupted in the affected regions, even in m...

  • January 11, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Earthquake Buddy App Sends Your Location To Friends When an Earthquake Hits

As we saw in last year’s tragic earthquake in Japan, communication in the wake of a disaster can be a huge problem. Last year network ...

  • October 4, 2012
  • at 1:15 pm
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Google Big Tent, and the Discussion of Digital Disaster Response in Japan

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has just published a series of videos from its recent Big Tent Japan event that took place in Sendai on July 2nd, to di...

  • July 19, 2012
  • at 10:14 am
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Fuji Xerox Continues to Assist with Post-Disaster Document Recovery in Japan

According to a report from PC World, Japan’s Fuji Xerox has sent a team of 259 employees to Ishinomaki in Japan’s Miyagi prefect...

  • June 14, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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The Challenge of Digital Remembrance

As you most likely know, Japan marked the one-year anniversary of the tragic March 11th earthquake and tsunami yesterday. For me, living in ...

  • March 12, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Facebook Testing Disaster Message Board in Japan

So I noticed something interesting when I logged into Facebook today. I’m in Japan, and it seems that the social network has added a D...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 6:25 pm
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As Japan Uses Bloggers For Tourism Bump, Numbers Show Korea and China are Key

A Kyodo report today gives a brief update on the Japan Foreign Ministry’s invitation to overseas bloggers to come see the parts of the...

  • February 7, 2012
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan’s KDDI to Open Data Center, Aims to Help Post-Quake Recovery

Japanese mobile carrier KDDI (TYO:9433) has announced that it will establish a data center in Sendai, one of the areas hit the hardest by th...

  • December 23, 2011
  • at 12:00 pm
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Google Public Alerts for disasters in Japan

Google Launches Online Public Alerts for Disaster Warnings in Japan

Japan already has a sophisticated and trigger-quick public alerts system for disasters like earthquakes and tsunami – and now Google (...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Project 311: Analyzing Media Coverage of Japan’s 311 Earthquake

There’s an interesting piece over on the Emergency Journalism website about Project 311, which was a sort of ‘Big Data Workshop&...

  • November 20, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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Japan Steps Up Efforts in Online Disaster Response

According to The Wall Street Journal’s Japan Real Time blog, the Japanese government is aiming to create an improved system for spread...

  • September 4, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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A New Vending Machine That Keeps Drinks Chilled Without Using Energy

At Tech in Asia, we’re very keen to write about innovations that save energy. So here’s an interesting one from Japan: A new ven...

  • June 28, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Eye See Tohoku: Helping Children Through Photography

The other day I noted the difficulty of recording and archiving information related to last year’s tragic earthquake and tsunami in Ja...

  • March 15, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Peppermeet: LBS App Could Help Japan’s Disaster Response

Rocket Staff is a young, Tokyo-based startup which has introduced a location-based iPhone app called PepperMeet. With GPS technology, the ap...

  • February 28, 2012
  • at 10:15 pm
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All Japan’s Earthquakes in 2011, Visualized in One Startling Video

There have been a number of visualizations related to last year’s March 11 earthquake in Japan. But this just might be the most insigh...

  • February 9, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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Photohoku: Helping Japan’s Tohoku Rebuild Through Photos

It’s almost been a year now since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and while we don’t hear as much about the recove...

  • January 26, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Google Archives Japan’s Disaster Zones on Street View

After initially announcing its plans back in July to digitally archive the devastation from the 3/11 earthquake and tsunami, Google (NASDAQ:...

  • December 13, 2011
  • at 12:24 pm
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