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Earthquake warning system alerted people in Tokyo before they felt the quake

Mar 11, 2011
It's the world's first early warning system for earthquakes. It was developed by Japan meteorological agency, and as the earthquake shook the...
Posted In: government, Japan, Science, tsunami

MID-DAY UPDATE: Davos and FCIC

Jan 27, 2011
The World Economic Forum is underway in Davos, Switzerland, and already we're hearing from forum participants. A senior executive of Goldman Sachs...
Posted In: bank regulations, credit rating, Davos, FCIC, financial crisis, Goldman Sachs, Japan, mid-day update, S&P

Japan hates Facebook

Jan 10, 2011
Really interesting article in the Times. Not sure if it says more about Facebook or more about Japan but the social network is a total bust in that...
Posted In: business, Facebook, Japan, social media, world

MIDDAY UPDATE: Housing numbers, foreign trade

Dec 16, 2010
Today we heard some mixed news about the housing market. The number of new homes being built rose in November. Meanwhile, RealtyTrac said...
Posted In: China, Europe, foreclosures, homes, Housing, India, Japan, mid-day update

MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon and the Fed

Dec 1, 2010
All eyes were on Google today and the Internet mega-corp deliberates on buying the up-and-coming Groupon. In a move that can only be seen as...
Posted In: Banks, Cancun, China, Federal Reserve, Google, groupon, Ireland, Japan, Kyoto, mid-day update, Portugal

Japan cuts interest rates to near 0 -- where is this headed?

Oct 5, 2010
The central bank of Japan today made a surprise interest rate cut. Rates are rock bottom here, too -- is this a race to the bottom? What are the...
Posted In: geoengineering, global warming, gold, Holy Land Experience, interest rates, Japan, Jerome Kerviel, mid-day update, Societe Generale

Get a (second) life

Sep 1, 2010
A Japanese seaside resort is teaming up with Konomi Digital Entertainment to create a vacation getaway for young men and their virtual girlfriends....
Posted In: augmented reality, Japan, love, video game, virtual reality

Land of the rising pun

Nov 21, 2008
From a posting on the Telegraph of London website ......
Posted In: Banks, Japan, puns

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