Honda has built and ultraefficient vehicle that goes 1300 miles between fill ups. It carries 6-8 passengers – 8 Japanese and 6, sometimes 5 or 4 Americans.
Of course, there is always a catch.
Posted by Bill Belew on June 6th, 2006 in Japan, Japan | 5 Comments
Toyota will overtake GM as the number one car maker in the world sometime this year.
Toyota is building factories; GM is closing them down….Toyota…Toyota…Toyota… I am sure GM i…
Posted by Bill Belew on May 28th, 2006 in China, China, Japan, Japan | No Comments
I learned how to use a computer in Japanese. I knew the tool bar titles in Japanese BEFORE I learned them in English.
My first PC was made by www.nec.com. And what I remember most vividly is that it c…
Posted by Bill Belew on May 26th, 2006 in Japan, Japan | No Comments
Ken (pronounced like the boy’s name) is Japanese for prefecture which is roughly equivalant to the US word for state. When I lived in Japan, I lived in Niigata-ken, or Niigata Prefecture.
Posted by Bill Belew on May 26th, 2006 in China, Japan, Japan | No Comments
Honda Motors has decided to build a new factory in the heartland of the US.
There is already one such factory right up the street from where I grew up, Cincinnati, OH.
They plan to produce a smal…
Posted by Bill Belew on May 22nd, 2006 in Japan, Japan | 5 Comments
Google has found a new way to do business in Japan.
Google will team up with Japan’s International Telephone Co. KDDI to offer Internet search services in Japan via mobile phone starting in abo…
Posted by Bill Belew on May 22nd, 2006 in Japan, Japan | No Comments
I saw a cartoon today –
A man and a woman were walking out of a mall.
The man was carrying four boxes – a plasma TV marked "Made in Taiwan….a DVD player marked "Made in Ko…
Posted by Bill Belew on April 12th, 2006 in China, India, Japan, Japan | 4 Comments
Nintendo CEO, Satoru Iwata,says TETRIS Tetris wouldn’t make it…IF…it were pitched to today’s game publishers.
He says that the video-game industry has become too…
Posted by Bill Belew on March 24th, 2006 in Japan, Japan | No Comments