Posts Tagged ‘japan’

Japan Prevents Conflict Photographer From Going to Syria by Confiscating His Passport

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Japan has confiscated the passport of a photographer who was planning to travel to Syria, saying that the move was necessary to protect the man’s life. It is reportedly the first time the country’s government has ever taken such action.
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Photo Booths In Japan Will Quietly Retouch Your Face to Fix Your ‘Flaws’

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In Japan, purikura refers to a photo booth in which you can pose for a photo with friends and decorate the portraits before receiving little printed versions.

One interesting thing that sets many of these machines apart from their Western world counterparts is the fact that they will quietly do beauty retouching on photos in an attempt to fix subjects’ facial “flaws.”
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Canon to Return Camera Production to Japan as Yen Value Tumbles

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The value of the Japanese yen has tumbled in recent months, and that could mean changes to where Japanese camera companies choose to manufacture their products. Canon is one company that is making changes in response to the changing economic landscape: it says it plans to bring more of its camera manufacturing back to Japan.
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Japanese Travel Agency Offers a Solo Wedding Photo Shoot That Singles Can Experience

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Want to have your own wedding photos without having an actual wedding? Apparently some people do. A Japanese travel agency called Cerca Travel has started offering a strange package this past year called the “Kyoto Solo Wedding.” It’s a two-day experience centered on a fake wedding shoot that’s designed to pamper women and boost their self esteem.
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Here’s the First True Color Photo of Earth Snapped by Japan’s New Himawari 8 Weather Satellite

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The Japan Meteorological Agency launched its latest weather satellite called the Himawari 8 this past October. A few days ago the agency released the first true color photo (shown above) captured with their new “eye in the sky.” Want a closer look? Here’s a massive 11000×11000 pixel version of the photograph.

Don’t Live in Japan? Don’t Worry, You Can Still Pick Up a Special Edition Gold Nikon DF

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Two weeks ago we shared this not-unattractive, Japan-exclusive Nikon DF that oh-so-subtly adorns the full-frame camera’s façade with a dashing bit of gold. Now, thanks to eBay, you can purchase the limited-edition camera for yourself even if you don’t live in Japan.

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Rude Tourist Photographers are Getting Photography Banned in Japanese Temples

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Any travel photographer, or traveller in general, will tell you how important it is that you respect the locations you are exploring. This applies as much for natural environments as it does for sacred manmade spaces, and it’s the latter of these that are having to ban photography because of rude tourist photographers who are ignoring this fundamental rule. Read more…

Canon Patents 10-22mm Lens with Liquid Lens Element Inside

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In what is, to our knowledge, Canon’s third patent of the type, the Japanese camera giant has drawn up yet another lens that features a liquid lens element in between all the glass. Read more…

The Light of Japan: Poetic Japanese Nightscape Photography by Takehito Miyatake

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Award-winning photographer Takehito Miyatake is known for his beautiful long-exposure photographs of volcanos erupting, beaches adorned with bioluminescent creatures and fireflies that light up the night sky.

And today, we have for you some of his most beautiful work, all shot on his digital 4×5 camera. Read more…

Leica’s Kyoto Store Beautifully Blends German Engineering and Japanese Aesthetic

This past March Leica announced the opening of a new flagship store. It sits on Hanamikoji Street in the Gion district of Kyoto, Japan.

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