The Japan Pavilion is one of the original World Showcase pavilions and had been in planning since the late 1970s. Many attractions have been proposed for the pavilion and one show building was built, but left unused. Meet the World was one planned attraction and was a clone of the attraction Meet the World that was once at Tokyo Disneyland. But because management thought that the Japanese film's omission of World War II might upset many Veterans, it was dropped. The show was so close to opening that the show building and rotating platform was built, but not used.
For years, Imagineers have considered building an indoor roller coaster attraction based on Matterhorn Bobsleds from Disneyland but themed to Japan's Mount Fuji inside a replica of Mount Fuji. At one point, Godzilla or a large lizard attacking guests in their cars was considered. Fujifilm originally wanted to sponsor the ride in the early 1990s, but Kodak, a major Epcot sponsor, convinced Disney to decline the sponsorship. Luckily, the Matterhorn derived design elements survived to be incorporated into Expedition Everest at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Another proposed attraction was a walk-through version of "Circle-Vision", in which guests would board and walk through a Shinkansen (bullet train) and look through windows (actually film screens) that showcase Japan's changing landscapes. The train would have shaken and moved like a train traveling through the countryside.
Part III of the book has the account of Lemuel Gulliver's visit to Japan, the only real location visited by him. It is used as a venue for Swift's satire on the actions of Dutch traders to that land. His description reflects the state of European knowledge of the country in the 17th and early 18th centuries, and the tensions due to commercial rivalry between the English and the Dutch at that time.
Japan is shown on the map at the beginning of part III, which also shows the island of "Yesso" (i.e. Hokkaido), "Stats island" (Iturup) and "Companys Land" (Urup) to the north. The map also marks the Vries Strait and Cape Patience, though this is shown on the northeast coast of Yesso, rather than as part of Sakhalin, which was little known in Swift’s time.
On the island of Japan itself the map shows "Nivato" (Nagato), Yedo, "Meaco" (Kyoto), Inaba and "Osacca" (Osaka)
The text describes Gulliver's journey from Luggnagg, which took fifteen days, and his landing at "Xamoschi" (i.e. Shimosa} which lies "on the western part of a narrow strait leading northward into a long arm of the sea, on the northwest part of which Yedo, the metropolis stands".
This description matches the geography of Tokyo Bay, except that Shimosa is on the north, rather than the western shore of the bay.
Coders who couldn’t code, information being suppressed, pressure from Japan and government nerves all featured in the second phase of the public inquiry into the Post OfficeHorizon scandal ... It wants to make sure nothing like this can ever happen again ... He said ... Controversial from the start ... More from phase two of the Post Office Horizon IT inquiry ... .
In spite of only seeing fleeting flashes of interest at the start, Nakamoto, who claimed to be a Japan-based coder, pushed ahead, launching Bitcoin v0.1 via Sourceforge on January 9th, 2009 ... However, as the brainchild of Nakamoto turned one, the pseudonymous coder’s involvement in the project waned, like a candle reaching the end of its wick.
Japan Has Over 3.5 Million Cryptocurrency Investors, Says FSA...There are at least 100 more waiting on registration from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) ... The popularity of cryptocurrencies in Japan is creating a shortage of coders and engineers with the experience and ability that it’s ever-growing market demands.
Japan is struggling to find enough coders and engineers to fill the seats of it’s booming cryptocurrency industry according to Reuters. Japan Needs More Qualified Coders When Coincheck was hacked in January losing $530 million worth of NEM tokens the company offered the excuse that it did not have the staff to maintain the security ... .
"[Ron] Coder, who played schoolboy football in Japan, was at left guard when the ball was snapped.". Coder told Christ, "I saw everybody run to the right corner of the end zone so I figured I might as well go there, too ... And Coder scored a touchdown ... And Ron Coder is perfectly willing to sing along.
In a rare interview, Hidetaka Miyazaki explains how he rose from unwanted coder to company president ... At a time when many believe the creativity of Japan’s once-bold video game industry is in decline, Miyazaki has captivated global audiences without compromising his vision ... “Unlike most kids in Japan, I didn’t have a dream,” he says.
Beyond the major titles, the floor will be jammed with lesser-known Japanese role-playing games (JRPGs), mech brawlers and offbeat indie titles, both from Japan’s own dōjin scene of hobbyist coders and Western developers ... but it is huge in Japan, shifting almost ten million units.
Herman Md Tahir tells Rozana Sani more about his job and why he finds it so interesting ...That’s how I started,” he explains ... He says ... The speakers include leading software testing experts from the US, Europe, Japan and Australia. “The best part is that there is something for everyone including the junior coder testing his or her first program ... .
Japan is now a potential BigOpportunity for Indian IT companies ... But realising all that potential may not be a cakewalk for Indian coders. In recent years, they did make some progress, but language barriers and clannish corporate culture in Japan tend to slow such progress. "Japan has been outsourcing for the past eight years.
Zen, acoustic guitars and OAuth. Those are the key ingredients of Mirror, a music video for the most recent single of the Japanese indie band Sour. Mirror isn’t like any music video you’ve ever seen before ... He joined with two coders in Japan and coordinated the production with them via Skype video chats ... Copyright2010 GigaOm ... U.S ...N.Y ... .