Zach Leigh

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Web Development

4 Web Development Trends to Look Out For in 2017 [Infographic]

Web developers lead very exciting lives. With technology evolving at an ever-increasing rate, you’ll never run out of new skills to learn or ideas to …

See What It’s Like to Snowboard Japan’s Deepest Powder

With every board sport, location, method of execution, and the people coming along for the ride are huge components for a fruitful experience. Take …

Women Are Making Their Voices Heard In Male-Dominated Japanese Politics

For the first time in Japanese history three women of different political persuasions are in positions that could be stepping stones to the prime minister's office.<p>It's especially notable in Japan, where women's labor force participation remains among the lowest among developed nations, and gender …

Democratic Party

Flat Design. History, Benefits and Practice.

Famous artist Edgar Degas once said: «Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.» In terms of graphic design, which could be also defined …

Do you really need to build your own professional website?

A well-built online presence is a key element of each and every professional business’s marketing strategy and the good stake for this presence is …

10 Tips to Become a Better Node Developer in 2017

I started working with Node full-time in 2012 when I joined Storify. Since then, I have never looked back or felt that I missed Python, Ruby, Java or …

The Website of Donald Trump's Cyber Security Advisor Is Insecure as Hell

On Thursday, Donald Trump’s transition team announced that Rudy Giuliani would be forming a cybersecurity team for the President-elect, citing the …

Designing A Responsive Music Player In Sketch (Part 2)

Let’s begin with the repeat icon in the bottom-left corner.<p>Repeat After Me<p>The repeat icon is based on a simple rectangle, with dimensions of 22 × 12 …

Soak in sake? The Japanese spa tradition is proving a hit with travellers

Travellers in Japan who have enjoyed tasting the sake on offer across the country, are enjoying the novelty of bathing in it.<p>A group of 18 ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in Niigata Prefecture have been offering sake baths to their guests, including in Takanosu Onsen, Yahiko Onsen and Unohama …

McDonald's inviting bids for part of Japan unit: WSJ

(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp (MCD.N) is inviting bids for the sale of a 33 percent stake in its Japan unit McDonald's Holdings Co Japan Ltd (2702.T), the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.<p>The fast-food company owns just under 50 percent of the unit. Bids are due …

McDonald's

Just the facts; Japan seeks way out of Trump's bad books on trade | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Armed with fact sheets on jobs created and investments made in America, Japan aims to give Donald Trump a crash course on its contribution to the U.S. economy in hopes of persuading him that Tokyo is different from Trump’s favorite trade target, China.<p>FILE PHOTO - U.S. Republican …

Economy

Most of the coral in Japan's largest coral reef are dead, and the rest are dying

Japan has reported an alarming rate of death in its largest coral reef.<p>The environment ministry says that 70 percent of the coral at Sekiseishoko, …

98% of all Japanese adoptions are employers adopting the adult men on their staff, not children

That is according to government data cited by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner in their book "Freakonomics," as well as a number of other reputable media outlets also citing government data.<p>The practice has been covered for decades in academic papers as well, such as "Sons …

9 Hacks That Will Help You Land a Job as a Web Developer

Job hunting is a roller coaster ride. It can be exciting, inspiring, and frightening all at the same time. As an aspiring web developer, you need to …

Employment

What's It Like to Do an Artist Residency in Japan?

What's It Like to Do an Artist Residency in Japan?January 11, 2017Did you know that the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) has an …

Japan

How Functional Animation Helps Improve User Experience

Since humans are visually driven creatures, the impact of imagery only increases with the help of animation. Our eyes innately pay attention to …

UI Design

Japan prepares for emperor's abdication, says local media

The government has set out plans to create a legal avenue for the emperor to step down, local media reported. In the wake of World War II, Japan's …

Japanese Body Language: 7 Key Gestures to Learn

It may surprise you to know there are close to 100 different gestures regularly used by Japanese people to communicate with friends, colleagues and …

Body Language

Atomist: Meet TypeScript

The Vision<p>Atomist is a SaaS service that helps you automate the things you care about as a developer. Atomist is essentially an API for your code and …

Japan’s Dilemma of Attracting and Keeping Foreign Talent

Overworked and Underpaid<p>One evening during a rare stint of late-night overtime, a female employee in Shanghai’s financial district noticed workers at …

China is rewriting textbooks so its “eight-year war of resistance” against Japan is now six years longer

On July 7, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army exchanged fire with startled Chinese troops near a bridge outside Beijing, after a Japanese soldier was reported missing in the vicinity. The battle, known as the Marco Polo Bridge incident, is widely viewed as the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese …

China

Checking the Code Complexity of your App

Yesterday, Taylor made a post comparing the code complexity between Laravel and other frameworks. The tool he used to generate these reports is …

Adult Adoption – The Secret to Preserving Centuries-Old Japanese Family Businesses

Japan has one of the highest adoption rates in the world, with over 80,000 legal adoptions recorded every year. Yet when it comes to adopting …

Japan

The Culture Trip Literary City Guide to Tokyo

Tokyo

Japan Hosts Record 24 Million International Visitors in 2016

Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)—The number of visitors to Japan in 2016 jumped 21.8% from the previous year to an estimated 24,039,000, renewing its …