“Big Bad Wolves” , in Japanese “オオカミは嘘をつく” is playing in selected theaters in Japan.
Interesting enough, the Japanese title is slightly different from the English title which is also different from the Hebrew one. In Hebrew, the literal translation is “Who is afraid of the big bad wolf” . In Japanese, “Wolves lie” .
It is very rare for an Israeli film to play in Japanese theaters.So, it is either a good one, or a very political one.
In this case, a good one. A film which received good reviews in several film festival including a quote form Quentin Tarantino calling it “the best film of 2013”.
A bit on the horror side, a bit on the funny side (which does not translate well to Japanese), highly recommended thriller.
Today was “Israeli”, with Israel and Hebrew surrounding me… Or not.
1. Morning show (FujiTV) had an おもてなし (hospitality) lesson to foreigners featuring two Intelligent and fun Israeli girls
2. Had dinner with a Jewish friend and chatted about Jewish holidays
3. On the train back home bumped into a Japanese acquaintance who speaks Hebrew
4. A bit later a girl standing in front of me was carrying a bag with “Tel Aviv” written on it (together with other city names)
So, do I choose to find it symbolic or mark it is an interesting coincidence?
I may be speculating here, but the Iran Virus story and media coverage made me think.
Siemens SCADA systems around the world were hit by Stuxnet virus.
Some of the systems are in Iran
From BBC report: “Stuxnet was first detected in June by a security firm based in Belarus, but may have been circulating since 2009.”
“Siemens was neither involved in the reconstruction of Bushehr or any nuclear plant construction in Iran, nor delivered any software or control system,” he said. “Siemens left the country nearly 30 years ago.”
“Siemens said that it was only aware of 15 infections that had made their way on to control systems in factories, mostly in Germany.”
“One of the most sophisticated pieces of malware ever detected was probably targeting “high value” infrastructure in Iran, experts have told the BBC.”
“Stuxnet’s complexity suggests it could only have been written by a “nation state”, some researchers have claimed”
“The fact that we see so many more infections in Iran than anywhere else in the world makes us think this threat was targeted at Iran and that there was something in Iran that was of very, very high value to whomever wrote it,” Liam O’Murchu of security firm Symantec, who has tracked the worm since it was first detected, told BBC News.
Facts seem to contradict the speculation, but the story becomes more interesting, doesn’t it?
As Siemens are obviously do not actively involve themselves in the PR and reports of “some researchers have claimed”, it looks like Symantec are doing all they can do to blow this story out of proportions. This is not a story of “Symantec software failed to identify and stop a malware”, but “Symantec cannot possibly identify and stop such a sophisticated Super Virus written by a Nation State”.
Not related to Japan or Wireless Technology, but a very interesting company.
Miya Water, an Arison group company, specializes in leaks, not Software memory leaks, but Water leaks. It is reported that Arison group invested $100 Millions into this company, and they aim to lead the world in preventing water from leaking out of the Urban water system.
I like it!I like relatively simple idea (Though I am sure the technology is not simple).
Miya Water, and Better place, two new Israeli cleantech companies that will change the world.
(Oh, and someone should tell Miya’s web designer to test the website with Firefox before releasing it to the Public).
The PR is very clear, while I don’t really understand the “why”.
The parties believe that this partnership creates a synergy that is intended to enable them to combine IXI’s leading technology with Runcom’s WiMAX (4G) capabilities for mobile and fixed rich media solutions. The parties intend to develop new services, devices and software clients in addition to large data convergence projects. Furthermore, the parties believe that this transaction will enable them to leverage each others’ existing customer base, while expanding based on new offerings
For which market do Runcom intend this device?
Disclaimer: I believe I still own IXI Mobile stock from the short period I used to work there, but I am sure they amount to nothing.
An interesting article on the differences between “Willcom WiMAX” and Mobile Wimax – Link.
The PHS MOU is the consrotium standartizing PHS, Advanced PHS (XGP), with a long list of participating companies. However, Willcom is today the only PHS provider in Japan with about 4.6 Million subscribers (I should write ONLY 4.6 Million subscribers).
It will be interesting to see what Willcom will deploy next year and will they be able grab a bigger market share.