Here’s a new batch of Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order . . .
職人の本気を感じるスマホスタンド「食品サンプルスタンド」４種類は観るだけでお腹がすいてくるクオリティ (from Gigazine): That’s a lot of Japanese for non-speakers, but the photos are what you’re clicking through for! How about propping up your iPhone on a super-detailed food model like the ones they use at restaurants?
Interview with graphic designer Ryo Ueda of Commune (from designboom): “Good identities might look simple on the surface, but are often the result of deep thinking. To err here and just create a simple things for the sake of it is very dangerous. because a superficial, simple design becomes immediately obsolete.”
Tomopinion: Land of the Setting Sun (from Tomopop): Chris Seto gives a state of the Japanese figure industry address and blames the lack of innovation on the fans.
In Japan, Being Mickey Mouse Is a Part-Time Job (from Kotaku): The guy who does the Japanese voice of Mickey Mouse has a full-time job as a university professor.
Why deciding whether or not to help a crying girl is complicated in Japan (from RocketNews24): Can getting involved get you in more trouble than minding your own business?
Japanese Company Turns Font types into Glasses (from japanese streets): Now you can rest Helvetica or Garamond on your nose.
Adam Magyar‘s high speed footage from a train sliding into Shinjuku Station has been making the rounds, but if you haven’t seen it yet, prepare to get sucked in.