a history lesson via Bill Wurtz..

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Japan (/əˈpæn/; Japanese: 日本Nippon[nip̚põ̞ɴ] or Nihon[nihõ̞ɴ]; formally 日本国 Nippon-koku orNihon-koku, “State of Japan”) is an island country in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, the East China Sea, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The kanji that make up Japan’s namemean “sun origin”, and Japan is often called the “Land of the Rising Sun”.

Japan is a stratovolcanic archipelago of 6,852 islands. The four largest are Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu, andShikoku, which make up about ninety-seven percent of Japan’s land area. Japan’s population of 126 million is the world’s tenth largest. Approximately 9.1 million people live in Tokyo, the capital city of Japan, which is the second largest city proper in the OECD. The Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo and several surrounding prefectures, is the world’s largest metropolitan area with over 35 million residents and the world’s largest urban agglomeration economy.












Bernd Nurnberger (@CoCreatr) tweeted at 5:36 AM – 31 Aug 2016 :

Japan needs original game plan for AI research- Nikkei Asian Review https://t.co/Jf1ZAFnrpi(http://twitter.com/CoCreatr/status/770948417426075649?s=17)

Left in the dust by the U.S. and Europe, Japanese artificial intelligence research has to find a unique angle to overcome mounting challenges.

So-called deep learning drew attention when Google’s AlphaGo software, which uses that technology, beat one of the world’s top go players earlier this year. The focus in the U.S. is now on the next phase: how to apply deep learning in the service sector. The government is actively backing the efforts with planned spending of more than $200 million on related research projects over five years.

oy… on ..left in dust ness .. and 200 mill.. but not sure on what..

But chasing after the U.S. is not the only way, argues Masashi Sugiyama, director of the Center for Advanced Integrated Intelligence Research at the government-backed Riken research institute.

“Japan should try to reach the mountaintop by its own path,” Sugiyama said.

not sure about reach the top ness.. but definitely.. by own way… for all of us

imagine 7 bill own paths ie: host life bits scenius (Brian Eno) led ai

a nother way

ie: hosting-life-bits via self-talk as data


After defeat, Japan’s World Cup team left behind a spotlessly clean locker room and a ‘thank you’ note https://t.co/XgB9dYAlzm https://t.co/2WwGt40OYo

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1014305084681981952


Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) tweeted at 1:59 PM – 7 Jul 2018 :
Japan now evacuating millions in the face of totally unprecedented rains. https://t.co/XVTmDrozhV (http://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/1015686854107070464?s=17)

TIME (@TIME) tweeted at 4:30 AM – 10 Jul 2018 :
Rescuers are searching through mud for dozens missing in Japanese floods, which have killed at least 134 https://t.co/3VdE51fN5T (http://twitter.com/TIME/status/1016630632754098177?s=17)


japan – and empty buildings

Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) tweeted at 5:45 AM – 22 Dec 2018 :
Why Japan is giving away free houses (and how to get one) https://t.co/c2eGLguHPK (http://twitter.com/FastCoDesign/status/1076458675118710784?s=17)