We see many Korean and Japanese couples going to the US to birth their babies. It seems Hawaii is the favorite destination with many Japanese experienced. The motivation is to get their children US citizenship.
In Japan and Korea, you have to be born of Korean or Japanese parents to have the citizenship of that country. In the US it is called Birthright Citizenship. It looks like things might change. Check out the articles here.
Today, US time, Apple will be opening their App Store for Mac.
They’ve got it for the iPhone, iPads, and other iOS devices but this marks the first time you can buy apps for your OSX devices.
What are the implications? Are they trying to control the market? It seems they will certainly become the middleman. Let’s see how it goes.
You can check out their store here.
Disney has done an excellent job of creating a fad. The Pirates of the Caribbean advert promoting there move demonstrates the marketing power they have. They turned a theme park ride into a multi-million dollar brand. Probably why we saw people wearing all sorts of clothing designed with skull and crossbones integrated in the material in 2010. A bit morbid…
This advert in the subway stairwell in Ginza promotes the new movie and their website and probably costs them about $3000 USD. It is promoting Pirates of The Caribbean 4- On Stranger Tides to be releases in March 2011.
It will be interesting to see how long this fad can hang on. Evidently someone is buying it.
It seems every 1 January the retailers have a zillion sales going on. This pic of H&M at ShinMisato’s Lalaport was no exception. The difference was there were so many Brazilians in the store you though you were in San Paulo.
We had a wonderful year in
2010. We are very excited about 2011. Buckle up!
Every year we see people on the streets in Ginza or Shibuya. I am glad to see their willingness to tell people but I am wondering about the effectiveness of it.
What do you think? Is this an effective way to bring people to the Messiah Jesus?
Here we are at Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Bank in Ginza (did we get the whole name right?).
Why is there always a rush on the banks to get cash before New Years in Japan?
In Tokyo, they get mad if you answer your mobile phone. In Seoul they sell things, play boom boxes, beg for money, and even give out flyers. Talk about a captive audience.
First time to see head-dressing at an Indian restaurant. Went to Indian restaurant in Myong Dong area in Seoul.
With the advent of Microsoft Security Essentials, Symantec have a tough sell.
This pic is from Akasaka Mitsuke station in Tokyo. Symantec is advertising an event at a nearby hotel.