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.

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.

Nov 26, 2020hightech
Japan's Largest International Python Conference 2020

Hello, Yoshimasa here. My colleagues and I run Python Engineer Development Co., Ltd. which administers the Python Certified Engineer Basic Examination (the Python Exam).

PyCon JP, Japan’s largest international Python conference, happened at the end of August, and we joined as Gold Sponsors. We offered an online booth and gave four mini presentations there.

Nov 19, 2020hightech
Just-in-time Privileged Access - Explained

Every company has some sensitive data and customer information to protect, therefore data access management should be a top priority for every organization.

Nov 13, 2020hightech
Robots for the New Normal: Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 by Disinfecting Stations and Supporting Baseball Games

Returning economic activity to pre-COVID-19 levels

As the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now subsided in Japan, it is essential that economic activity should gradually return to its previous levels.