Marvel’s Logan Popup Exhibition at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan

Since we are about a week away from Wolverine’s last movie Logan premiering here in Tokyo. Marvel has added a new edition to their recent takeover of Roppongi Hills. There’s small popup exhibition close by the movie theater. It’s free & worth going to & you can see the Wolverine Claws.. (Don’t touch) Continue reading “Marvel’s Logan Popup Exhibition at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan”

Alternative to Domain Parking for your Domain Names

Alternative to Domain Parking for your Domain Names

Alternatives to domain parking does exist. Recently I removed all of my domains from domain parking. Here’s what I did with about 150 domains that I own.

This year I started to think more about what to do with my domain portfolio. I started to research what are alternatives to domain parking. I’m not against domain parking but I just thought that perhaps it’s time to try something new.

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Ginza 6 Opening Event Photos

I had a chance to attend the pre opening part for the new Ginza 6 building in Tokyo. It’s the lastest high end fashion icon in Ginza. The building was truly beautiful inside & out.

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9 differences with Facebook Japanese users

Facebook_Japanese_FanI will state that I have two Facebook accounts. My accounts were created before Facebook let you filter posts to people so I have one which contains all the folk I knew in the US as a kid spanning Boston, Georgia, NYC, & California.

The other account is friends in Japan, lots of artists, coworkers, & personal friends.
Since I have these accounts separated I can clearly tell you there is a difference in what I see or don’t see with Facebook Japanese users. Continue reading “9 differences with Facebook Japanese users”

堂本剛 ジンジャー pv – Domoto Tsuyoshi’s Ginger Music Video

堂本剛 ジンジャー pv – Domoto Tsuyoshi’s Ginger Music Video

I’ve been told by my friend’s that they’ve already seen my part in Domoto Tsuyoshi’s new music video for the his upcoming album. A friend of mine recorded Mezamashi TV’s clip which introduces the new music video for the song Ginger. I actually forgot exactly what I did in my scene & was surprised it came out so well & funny. Mezamashi TV aired on January 28th locally here in Tokyo.

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Facebook options I wish I could have

Facebook options I wish I could have. I know it’s not easy to give everyone what they want but here’s a few from my private wish list.

1. See all my friend’s posts by default
There’s been an algorithm that selects which popup posts show up in my feed, but unfortunately I’ve friended people who I’m actually interested in what they are saying or what’s going on in their lives.
There’s quite a lot of people who’s post don’t show up at all & I might not comment or Like their status but I’d like to choose to Hide them if they are postaholics

2. Non-Sharable Post
Do you have that personal friend, or family member that seems to only know how to hit the Share button? Never writing a single thing themselves? Sometimes you share things just with family that you believe is obviously private but they hit the Share button. This prevents that.

3. Search within MY Posts
Have you ever written something that you wanted to go back to easily? Sure you have, coming from an SEM background & seeing all of those search options you’d think this would be a no brainer.

4. Search within my friend’s Posts
Someone ever write something REALLY GOOD but you forgot who wrote it? This comes in handy there.

5. Hide Shared Items from XXXX on my Timeline
Some people write a bit of good content themselves & Share every single thing that made them laugh, or had Jesus in it. There are some people;e who share quality things but for those who just share everything I’d love to limit their post to just content they write.

6. Bring back the message on the friend request.
This was actually very handy but I understand that SPAM took this option away. If you are an active person you can see a message & realize where you met that person from, or if it’s someone with just a random image they could say “Hey it’s Dee the bouncer from Vietti’s back in the day (Yeah I went there!!). Currently it’s easier to not accept because you don’t know who it is.

7. A private note on each person or custom nicknames (Old Mixi Feature)
Can we have a private note on folk. Something searchable by us. I have a few Japanese friends with Kanji names. For the life of me I forget their kanji characters & can’t easily contact them.

8. Show all posts from a PAGE
Some of us are actually passionate about certain Brands & Like their Pages. I realize how EdgeRank works & it’s based on engagement. When you are busy, or in one of those passive markets like Japan, there’s sometimes you just really want to see the Brand Pages post.

9. Stop Showing when I was online last!!
If your Laptop is still on at the house & your clients are connected to you, it will seem like you are online all the time. I’m a Mac user. My MacBook Pro is usually on with the browser window open. There’s plenty of situations that make it seem like you are connected & online when you are not.
We should have an option to show this status.

10. Confirm before being added to Group
If you got those cousins who are trying to help you out by adding you to the “Freak of the Week” private group, this one’s for you. Especially when social media is part of your job & they added you just before you are doing a webcast about Facebook using your account. Not so good if your clients were all women.

In all the Platform is mature & I’m happy with it. They do unfortunately need to work on search.




Pharrell Williams – Happy – Tokyo Edition

Ever want to see how happy people can be in Tokyo, Japan vibing to Pharell’s Happy?

Well wonder no more.
The weekend is almost here so get ready to just be Happy.
Shot in Tokyo Japan here’s the Happy Japanese version…

I actually think it’s illegal in Tokyo to have a video shoot with a duration of more than 5 minutes without someone wearing some kind of cute animal costume.
I don’t think they ever translated that particular law into English though.

Japanese domains that sold in January 2014

Dot JPHere’s a list of sales in Japan of Japanese domains from the registrars.

I’ve decided to keep track for all of you that’s interested in how much transactions are going on. Each most the domain services put up all the domain drops they’ve caught.

The big winner is which most likely was a mistaken drop & sold for over a million yen.
* All of these domain sales were through public auctions & not person to person sales. Currently there isn’t a way to identify person to person private sales in Japan.

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