Thursday, October 28, 2004

MUJI House

Following the Grand Open after the renewal, MUJI Yurakucho store has a model house displayed inside the shop (17,850,000 yen including tax, about US$170,000). The Ki-no-ie (wooden house) is built by the following three concepts: changeable, one-room space, and modular.
Quite cool.

Started a Blog!

Here I am, starting my own blog, thanks to this impressive technology!

I think I'll write off my daily thoughts from the point of a Japanese living in Tokyo.
A lot about Japan and its people are misunderstood, partly because we're not used to "speaking up".
Blame it on the low context language feature; there's a lot that goes between the lines.
I hope people abroard will get to know us more, and realise that there are other ways of thinking in this world. The western (U.S.?) approach is not the global standard.
Loud speaking doesn't prove you're right.

As I write this, here comes another earthquake. I guess it's about shindo 3 in Tokyo. The TV news says it was shindo 6 in Nigata.