Mar 25, 2021hightech
Introducing the Python 3 Certified Engineer Basic Examination

Hello, Yoshimasa here. The Python Engineer Certification Exam I and my coworkers run has been taken by over 10,000 students in the past three years, and is on track to be taken by another 10,000 in its fourth year.

Mar 15, 2021hightech
How to Minimize Insider Threats in 5 steps

When it comes to protecting sensitive information from cyber-attacks, often external threats come first in mind, while the risk of insider threats is still rather underestimated.

Mar 8, 2021hightech
Technology for preventing the spread of COVID-19 with banknotes and elevators

An effective COVID-19 countermeasure is avoiding contact with the virus

About a year has passed since the news first spread of a mysterious outbreak of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China. Since then, although there is a continuing trend for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) to spread, much knowledge has been gained.

Mar 1, 2021hightech
Achieve Your OSS Goals by Building a Community

Hello, Yoshimasa here. I am sure many of you are already aware of this, but OSS (open-source software) offers a great base to start a community, and for lots of OSS, like Python, PHP, and WordPress, you do not need any permission from the software creators or management groups to do so.

Feb 10, 2021hightech
A No-touch Touch Panel Floating in the Air?! Contactless UI Draws Attention as a COVID-19 Countermeasure

No-Touch Touch Panels Draw Attention as a Contact Infection Countermeasure

To avoid exposure to the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) it is important to guard against droplets produced by breathing, respiration and coughing, and also to prevent contact infection via the hands and fingers.

Jan 7, 2021hightech
10,000 People Took the Python Test in Just over Three Years. We Are On Pace for 10,000 This Year.

Hello, Yoshimasa here. Japan’s IT business is adopting Python, along with artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data, and network infrastructure. Those fields are clearly going to continue spreading in Japan, and as each of them started to break here right around the same time, they have contributed to Python’s current boom.

Jan 4, 2021hightech
The COVID-19 Pandemic Increases Remote Working & Changes Work Styles in Japan

COVID-19 completely changes the working environment of Japanese companies

Railways running in Japan’s urban areas are extremely busy during the morning and evening commuting hours. For corporate employees work at the office is the accepted norm, and although this has recently decreased, previously employees were required to come in to work even during typhoons and other terrible weather.

Dec 24, 2020hightech
A Transparent Toilet in Shibuya & a Hand-washing Device in Ginza Installed as a COVID-19 Countermeasure

Even in Japan with its well-developed sanitary facilities this public toilet and hand-washing device are surprising

Japan receives much rainfall and has lush forests, so water is abundantly available. For that reason, as previously introduced, technology related to sanitary facilities such as toilets has also developed in its own distinctive way.

Dec 3, 2020hightech
QR Codes for Road Signs? Road Design to Change with Autonomous Cars

Current roads are inefficient for self-driving cars

With the practical application of autonomous driving technology as the ultimate goal, test drives of self-driving cars are being held on public roadways around the world. The actual technology has reached a high level of completion and examples of its use for taxis or package delivery vehicles have increased.