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Chris Salzberg

Writer/translator/web developer living in Tokyo, Japan. Between April 2007 and March 2009, I was the Japanese language editor for Global Voices. Follow me on Twitter or check out stuff I've done on github.

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Latest posts by Chris Salzberg

5 November 2011

Japan's IT Exodus: A Personal Perspective (Part 2)

Japanese blogger and programmer Ryo Asai describes the cultural differences between his previous workplace, a Japanese system integration company, and his new job at Amazon Japan.

30 October 2011

Japan’s IT Exodus: A Personal Perspective (Part 1)

37-year-old software architect Ryo Asai writes at his blog “Becoming a Master Programmer” about his reasons for leaving his previous job, a Japanese system integration company, to work at Amazon...

18 October 2011

Japan: We're Losing to Apple, and Here's Why

Blogger Isseki Nagae considers the sorry state of the Japanese personal electronics industry in light of the recent success of Apple in Japan. Through the words of Steve Jobs, Nagae...

19 March 2011

Japan: Tweeting from Fukushima

At Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor in Fukushima Prefecture, a brave group of workers, dubbed the Fukushima 50, have been left to tame an escalating nuclear disaster. Japan Ground Self-Defence...

15 March 2011

Japan: Tell the World to Help

A simple search for pictures posted on Twitter can bring up amazing things. Search the characters “宮城” (Miyagi) and a handful of different pictures come up from the prefecture, one...

11 March 2011

Japan: Tsunami Strikes Coast, Leaves Nothing in Wake

Following the country's largest earthquake in recorded history, Japan is being hit by it's most ferocious tsunami. People across the country are glued to their TV screens as scenes of...

28 June 2010

Japan and the World Cup: Silencing the critics

Ranked near the bottom of the 32 teams on the field in South Africa, facing odds estimated at 400-to-1 and four straight pre-tournament losses to boot, Japan was not even...

30 May 2010

Japan: Monozukuri for the Modern Age

The Japanese counterpart of Make Magazine, an American quarterly magazine for DIY enthusiasts, organizes a regular event in Tokyo called Make Tokyo Meeting (MTM). The fifth MTM, held at the...

23 May 2010

Japan: PacMan, still a hit after 30 years

When it was released in 1980, Pac-Man captured the world's attention and transformed the video game industry. Now Pac-Man is back to celebrate his 30th birthday, and he's popping up...

17 January 2010

Japan: For Haiti it may be too little, too late

In an odd twist of fate, the worst earthquake to hit Haiti in two hundred years has erupted within days of the 15th anniversary of Japan's worst earthquake since the...

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