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Tofu Journal

  • Local to Global

    July 30, 2014 by
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      During my spring semester at university, I had been working on new ways to market One Tambon One Product (OTOP) in Japan with Thai Trade Center Japan. Haven’t heard of OTOP before? OTOP is a local entrepreneurship program designed by the ...
  • Memento Mori: Facing death and choosing how you live

    July 27, 2014 by
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    Last week, on my flight to Seattle, I read an article by Yukio Mishima, a Japanese author who committed suicide (Harakiri) at Japanese Self-Defense Forces at the age of 45 in 1970.  In the article, he addressed a role of politics and lamented ...
  • Tofu Design Series #2 – Week of Tofu Design (2011)

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    This is Tofu Design Series no.2 and I’d like to exhibit what we made in the series of Week of Tofu in 2011. It was the first year of the Tofu Project, and we were promoting us with highly designed materials. One was the event website of ...
  • Grilled eel made of TOFU and yam?

    July 21, 2014 by
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    Needless to say, I love unagi, or grilled eel. Japan is the largest consumer of eels and they play an important part of Japan’s food culture since the Edo Period, 1603-1868. However, recently, Japanese eels have been classified as ...
  • Funny, but serious life log app in Japan.

    July 17, 2014 by
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    Today’s topic is a little dirty, sorry. I want to introduce the Japanese iPhone app, “UNLOG”, which is developed for logging poo. The picture is one of its characters, it looks like funny poo with a toilet. The character is funny, but the ...
  • Tofu Design Series #1 – Logo Design

    July 7, 2014 by
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    The Tofu Project is very unique program in my opinion due to its design quality. I’d like to exhibit what we have made throughout our past activities as “Tofu Design Series” here. The first one is the ones we made in 2011. 2011 ...
  • High-tech sushi shop in Tokyo: almost like a vending machine.

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    In Japan, vending machines are everywhere. Selling from green tea to hot soup. Sometimes they sell stuff that even Japanese would find them strange: bananas, natto, toys, etc. I and the stuffed animals made a stop at a high-tech kaiten zushi ...
  • The Alliance: Reid Hoffman’s new book about healthy company-employee relationships

    July 4, 2014 by
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    LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman has a new book that comes out next week, called The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. This is an important book for anyone who has a working relationship with a company or a person, who is an ...