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7notes Converts Your Handwritten iPad Notes

10:43 pm on Sep 8, 2011 by Rick Martin

At the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Tokyo today, Japanese company Metamoji gave a short presentation about its recently launched 7notes app. It’s a handwriting conversion application that despite s...

YouTube Adds Japanese Machine Transcription

9:48 pm on Jul 14, 2011 by Rick Martin

According to a video posted by Masaru Kamikura, YouTube now supports machine transcription for Japanese language videos, in addition to English. I tried uploading (random) a Japanese video just to tes...

The Problem with Facebook in Japan

9:18 am on Jun 20, 2011 by Adam Acar

Adam is a dedicated researcher about new media trends. He has been researching about online social networks since 2005. The Japanese online community has always been known to value anonymity. Past res...