Technology, Business & Life Hacking for Japan and Asia.

Fitbit – Digital Health Monitor that Motivates You

Fitbit – Digital Health Monitor that Motivates You

I have been on a technology enhanced fitness kick over the last few months and thought I would share my latest “toy” with you; the Fitbit tracker.  Strictly speaking this isn’t a new device; but I thought it was worth a quick review considering the positive benefits it can yield. The Fitbit is 3 axis […]

LTE Network launches in Japan…is this the opening shot of a price war?

LTE Network launches in Japan…is this the opening shot of a price war?

NTT Docomo brought Japan its very own Christmas present this year with the introduction of its all new Long Term Evolution (LTE) network known as Xi (Crossy) on December 24th.  With blazing network performance speeds of 75 Mbit/s Download and 35 Mbit/s upload speed; Docomo will once again take the lead on next generation networks […]

Decipher Your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote Control

Decipher Your Japanese Air Conditioner Remote Control

Its that time of year again when you have to change the settings on your remote control.  For those who have lived in Japan long enough to master Kanji this is a relatively trivial challenge; however for the newbie’s out there allow me to share some of the more common Kanji that you will find […]

How to Hack your UQ-Wimax (BDSS01) from Japanese to English (MAC)

How to Hack your UQ-Wimax (BDSS01) from Japanese to English (MAC)

Perhaps best to file this under “has to much free time on his hands”; I was lamenting the fact the other day that UQ-Wimax my WIMAX provider in Tokyo has very little to offer in the way of English language services.  This extends not only from their website (English version is brochure-ware for the corporation) […]

More lifehacking for Japan…Immigration forms.

More lifehacking for Japan…Immigration forms.

Everybody hates weighting in line at immigrations when arriving after a 12+ hour flight.  While I cant help you with the queue, I can provide you with some relief from  re-writing the same form thousands of times. The solution is at hand…. The next time your are at an international Japan airport grab a stack of  […]

Canon MX850 & Adobe Acrobat X Crashes Scanner (Old School Work Around Solution)

Canon MX850 & Adobe Acrobat X Crashes Scanner (Old School Work Around Solution)

If you are like me you took the chance to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Adobe Acrobat X on the Mac platform.  I love the new look and feel of Acrobat and the simplified organization of command commands from the right hand side tool bar.  I have been on a quest over […]

Tired of filling out the Japan Customs forms again and again?  Try this Asia Lifehack…

Tired of filling out the Japan Customs forms again and again? Try this Asia Lifehack…

Use Adobe Acrobat Professional to fill in your Japan Customs form for your next trip.