Sync A World You Want To Explore

関 信浩が2002年から書き続けるブログ。ソーシャルメディア黎明期の日本や米国の話題を、元・記者という視点と、スタートアップ企業の経営者というインサイダーの立場を駆使して、さまざまな切り口で執筆しています


JOI Activities

JOI: To Promote Overseas Investment and International Cooperation -- oh looks as it were Joi. JOI collects and analyzes a wide range of information from relative domestic and foreign institutions. Through the utilization and distribution of information beneficial for foreign...


Leaflets of condominiums in central Tokyo

These days, there are so many leaflets of condos with newspaper. AVG of 10 or so are usually posted. These condos are usually located in Central Tokyo and priced around $500k but quite often over $1MM. I heard the more...


The blog & social networking

After the 1st International Moblogging Conference, there was a networking opporutnity at the same club. It was really nice seeing people from various countries talking together. But it was regrettable that not so many Japanese(well, compared to the number of...


Int'l Moblogging Conference in Tokyo

It's exciting the 1st International Moblogging Conference has been taking place in Tokyo. Wow, I guess more than 100 people, not only from Japan but all around the world, came and talked about the moblogging. No wonder everybody, including speakers,...


Tokyo named costliest city in world

Some papers reported that Tokyo has replaced Hong Kong as the world's "most expensive city" title. The survery, which is about the cost-of-living including housing, food, transportation and entertainment, is from foreigners' point of view. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Top...


Can't take photos in Starbucks? Afraid not.

From Lessig blog dear Starbucks, say it ain't true? So I have this from an extremely reliable source, who vouches totally for the facts that follow. Story one: Last month while visiting Charleston, three women went into a Starbucks. They...


Trusted Trackback (2) : simplest case

I've been thinking of the role of the trackback since I mentioned about the idea of Trusted Trackback. Let's start with the role of the trackback. Imagine trackbacks between weblogs, not entries. A trackback is like asking an appointment without...


Public Domain

Lawrence Lessig Blog we need your help About a month ago, I started sounding optimistic about getting a bill introduced into Congress to help right the wrong of the Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act. I was optimistic because we...