Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Lifting the lid on Japan’s underground Chicano culture | Dazed – you can find more on Japan related issues here. The thing I find  interesting Japanese adoptions of subcultures is how they avoid being considered cultural appropriation. Japan’s soft power popularity also depends on the international adoption of Japanese culture as well from judo to cosplay.… Continue reading Five for Friday | 五日(星期五)

How Asia Works and reading over Chinese New Year

Reading Time: 2 minutes I have managed to catch up on a lot of reading over the Lunar New Year festival. Joe Studwell’s How Asia Works is fascinating reading. It talks about how Korea, Japan and China have grown while their counterparts haven’t. Studwell highlights a number of factors that contribute to economic growth: With an agrian economy, a market… Continue reading How Asia Works and reading over Chinese New Year

Links of the day | 在网上找到

Reading Time: < 1 minute Bosch, Cisco, Gemalto and More: Tech Giants Team Up For Blockchain-IoT – CoinDesk – Buzzword compliance, but what’s wrong with strong crypto without cloud intermediation? Seven years after its launch, it’s still not entirely clear what an iPad is for | Quartz – I know that feeling well 3D TV is officially dead as Sony and LG… Continue reading Links of the day | 在网上找到