Tag Archives: Japan

Japanese Rent-A-Friends

In Japan, you can pay an actor to impersonate your relative, spouse, coworker, or any kind of acquaintance: Morin: When you’re working, is it purely acting, or do the feelings ever become real? Yuichi: It’s a business. I’m not going to be her father for 24 hours. It’s a set time. When I am acting […]

the Japanese Hate/Love the iPhone

Brian Chen for Wired GadgetLab, 26 Feb 2009, Why the Japanese Hate the iPhone: What’s wrong with the iPhone, from a Japanese perspective? Almost everything: the high monthly data plans that go with it, its paucity of features, the low-quality camera, the unfashionable design and the fact that it’s not Japanese. Bloomberg Businessweek, 23 April […]