"Aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami archive" which were developed using Google Earth


This is mash-up contents to understand the real state of affairs of the Japan Earthquake that cannot be understood by inspecting individual photographs. Users can view over 40 photographs from New York Times and others using google earth, and compare sceneries before / after the earthquake. All photographs are overlapped with three-dimensional geographical features, so the damage situation of the Sendai airport and the Fukushima nuclear power plant and others can be understood three-dimensionally. And also, Google's imagery update of Japan is included, users can switch latest and past satellite image by radio-buttons. We will add more photographs as much as possible.

via http://nagasaki.mapping.jp/p/japan-earthquake.html

Hidenori Watanave Laboratory, Tokyo Metropolitan University + Students continue developing a splendid archive using Google Earth. You can watch the interview video of the victims with the photos of the disaster.

They already developed Nagasaki atom bomb archive and Hiroshima atom bomb archive.


Japanese Netizen makes a smartphone hear the sound of fart and checks a sound recognition function

One day, in anonymity BBS of the biggest in Japan "2 Channel", a certain project started. Japanese Netizen carried out an interesting experiment with a smartphone.

"Make a smartphone hear the sound of a fart, and report search results"

Now, there are a functions to search by sound recognition to both iPhone and Japanese Android smartphone. What did they search from a fart?

1. "Dante  - The Divine Comedy"
2. He call to the class teacher in the days of the high school.
3. He call to the mother.
4. He call to telephone number 8566
5. "Who?"
6. iPod started.
7. "Gogh"
8. "* 3 * "
9. "Titanic"
10. "Yahoo!" (This appeared by a sound search of Google)

Various interesting results came out besides these.  There were many examples which the different function of the smartphone started suddenly.

Netizen in the last said,
"Probably, Jobs did not imagine that iPhone was carried out in such usage. "



Popular geolocation social game "MyTown" came over to Japan

Geolocation social game "MyTown" goes Japan. Yumemi performs localization and the administration in Japan.

We were able to play MyTown until now in Japan. However, unfortunately it was not so popular. because the Geolocation games are popular in Japan for several years and there are many rival titles.

Therefore Yumemi changed the design of MyTown boldly.

These are original MyTown

The colors are vivid. It is a cool design.

These are MyTown Japanese ver.

Kawaii design:)

Most of the systems are the same, but the designs are entirely different.

The designs of the icon are different, too.

"MyTown" "マイタウン"

Which do you like?


Japanese Netizen does funny play in virtual fitting room of H&M

The virtual fitting room of fashion brand H&M is a very convenient function. It's like a changing clothes of avatar.

However, Japanese Netizen began funny play using this.

"Let's think about kinky coordinates!"

This spread rapidly in Twitter.

However, they did constructive suggestion last.

 "We can change a hairstyle and coordinates by drag & drop and can change the color, too. This is very convenient. In addition, it was better when the model could be changed to the short model.  The coordinates to look good with by height are different."
"I wish I can place an order for this coordination as it is. "



Japanese snack uses a social game for promotion

I found the interesting social game example. This is Japanese snack "PRETZ".
PRETZ gives the social game for promotion "Odecoke PRETZ" in mixi.
"Odecoke PRETZ" is geolocation social game using the GPS function of the future phone.
The avatar of "OdecokePRETZ" is a package of PRETZ.
Users can gets virtual goods according to migration length. And we change an avatar using them.
However, though regrettable, this social game can be played only in a future phone and it's only Japanese support. The Japanese must appear abroad.