A Geek in Japan | 2008 March
Adventures of a geek living in Japan
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From the Internet to the Eroge business

After one month since I joined Mirai Inc we have been thinking a lot about our business model and we have finally decided to make a shift. From now on one of our main focus is gonna be making eroge (Erotic videogames). The reason is because the Internet market is too competitive here in Tokyo and after some meetings with Nitroplus we learned that eroge is selling A LOT. Danny and I will make videogames in collaboration with Japanese companies, translate those videogames and sell them in Japan and also overseas.

The first game is called Miracle Mirai, an eroge featuring Mirai-chan made in collaboration with Nitroplus. I’m excited, it’s kind of cool and fun to program Mirai-chan erotic moves instead of coding boring html. We are gonna conquer the world!

Check Dannychoo.com and Nitroplus for more information about the game launch.

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Dark Water building

The oldest building in Shibuya(A little bit more than 50 years) is gonna be demolished in some weeks. The building is known because the rental space is really cheap, and it’s full of little companies that can manage to do their businesses with 20 square meters. But it’s even more well known because it was the building where most of the Dark Water movie was shoot. I think it’s pretty good horror movie (The Japanese version).

In the film there is a corridor, a room, an elevator and the building from outside. The only thing that was shoot in this building were the scenes involving the corridor, but that’s almost half of the movie. When I used the elevator from this building I was terrified, it seems they never changed the elevator since the built it. I guess they could have also used this building’s elevator for the movie.

These are some pictures I took when I visited the building some days ago:

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Screenshot from Dark Water.

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I like the red umbrella

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I think the front it’s even creepier than the corridors inside the building.

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2.000 yen bill

There are 1.000, 2.000, 5.000 y 10.000 notes but the 2.000 yen ones are really rare. It’s pretty difficult to get one of those, sometimes you are lucky withdrawing from an ATM or if you ask in your bank office. After more than one year without seeing any 2.000 yen bills I was shopping in Akihabara with my friend Ramón Sangüesa and I realized he had ¡MANY 2.000 yen bills! Here are two of them that Ramón gave to me:

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In the year 2.000 a G8 summit was celebrated in Okinawa. In order to conmemorate the millinium change and the G8 summmit in Okinawa the Bank of Japan created the 2.000 yen bill (year 2.000, 2.000 yens 😉 ). They printed 100.000.000 bills, not many, and I think they never printed more. That’s why is so rare and collectors keep them.

On one side of the bill there is a scene from “Genji Monogatari”, one of the first novels writen in Japanese. On the other side there is the Shureimon gate. This gate is the Shuri’s castle main door in Okinawa. Shureimon’s gate was the first structure from the castle (The most important one in Okinawa) that was resconstructed after the end of the war. It’s a symbol of recovery and splendor of Okinawa. People in Okinawa are very proud of the 2.000 yen bill and they keep them instead of using them!

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Shureimon’s gate in Okinawa.

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Japanese Sleeping – 2

These are my new Japanese Sleeping pictures, I started this collection some years ago and it keeps growing faster and faster.

Some of the previous pictures where used in this interesting article about The Art of Extreme Sleeping .

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She was half-asleep, but I swear she had her eyes closed while they crossed the street with the bike!

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There are two guys sleeping in this one.

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More pictures in my Flickr Set.

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