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Irish Breakfast

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Irish Breakfast Irish Breakfast Irish Breakfast Irish Breakfast
I had a wonderful breakfast this morning.
It remind me of the days I stayed in Dublin long time ago.
That must have been over 25 years ago.
I was invited by the company in Ireland to tech them about localization.
Back then Pacific Software Publishing, Inc . was known as a Double Byte Specialists.
We were considered the expert for localizing software for Japanese Language.
#dreamersi #pompomishere #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomwashere #postinheaven #valueproposition #marketing #opinionstand #pspinc

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Newsletter Vol. 52

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Newsletter Vol. 52
CONTACTWASH
This is how we create a new product.

I have been thinking about a way to update and maintain contact information. You exchange business cards with someone and usually that card sits in a pile until someday you decide to enter it into your address book. You usually do not remember when you met that person or if the contact information in your address book is up-to-date.

This was the premise that I had in mind. How do we maintain up-to-date information on your contacts? So I came up with an idea for a website that sends out an email to everyone in your address book and asks them to visit the website to update their information. I came up with the domain name CONTACTWASH.COM.

Now the fun part … I will be asking our hosting team to register the domain and setup the web server. Then I will ask my R&D team to come up with the design and prototype for this product. When it is ready, I will announce it to everyone. Well, in this case you have heard about it before I have even made anything.

This is how I come up with new products. I will keep you posted step-by-step on the progress. What do you think of this product? We made a prototype using our form maker tool called InforMakers. You will get a little better of an idea if you look at it yourself at: https://www.contactwash.com
#dreamersi #pompomishere #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomwashere #postinheaven #valueproposition #marketing #opinionstand #pspinc

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Air Cleaning System from Sundance

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Air Cleaning System from Sund... Air Cleaning System from Sund...
We just installed a small but powerful tire cleaning system for R&D Kitchen.
It was delivered by the owner ofSundance Energy.

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Importance of Prototype

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Importance of Prototype
People including myself do not understand what the product like on paper. Powerpoint is one thing but I believe creating a prototype is more visually understandable.

That is the reason why I am asking our design team to come up with the prototype. This I same for many industry. I just receive the prototype picture of BMW R18 motorcycle ... It may never be a production, but I really like the look.
#PrototypeDesign #PacificSiftwarePublishing

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My Desk

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Ken Uchikura's Desk Ken Uchikura's Desk
This is what my desk looks like.
Can you tell I miss Pompom and Tiny?
#feebackonpilotsbt #pompomishere #kiroboto #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #dreamersi #pompomwashere #opinionstand #pspinc

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ClickItAudio Text to Speech

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You can here by scanning abo... You can here by scanning above QR code.
I have just updated my business card audio. Instead of using my own voice, I used the new Text to Speech feature. This is much easier and clearer. I am sure many of you are not comfortable with your own voice. They ClickItAudio Text to Speech.

https://www.ClickItAudio.com





#ClickItAudio #pspinc #pompomwashere #valueproposition #dreamersi #pompomishere #opinionstand #marketing #kiroboto #feebackonpilotsbt #postinheaven #ClickItAudioTexttoSpeech

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Best Customer Support

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Best Customer Support
Do you have any question about

- PC Setup
- PC Virus
- iPhone / Android Setup
- Wireless LAN
- Internet

Anything at all about computers... give us a call even if you are not our customer.

(800) 232-3989 or (425) 957-0808
or Email us at support@pspinc.com
#feebackonpilotsbt #pompomishere #kiroboto #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #dreamersi #pompomwashere #opinionstand #pspinc

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Market Size

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Market Size
Look at this picture.
How many businesses do you think there are?
You might think market is saturated, but can you really saturate the market?
You do not need to capture 5%, 3% or not even 1% of the market.
You can build a good size company by capturing 0.01% of the market.

Do you know there are more than 30 million small businesses in the US.
0.01% of that market alone is 30,000 companies.
Do you think you can do that?

For many companies having 3,000 customers should be young.
That is only 0.001% of the US Small Businesses.
Let's make it a goal.
#feebackonpilotsbt #pompomishere #kiroboto #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #dreamersi #pompomwashere #opinionstand #pspinc

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Weekend Maintenance

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Weekend Maintenance
I am using this weekend to clean up ... actually resetting my iPhone.
My iPhone has been acting really strange when it comes to email and iTune.
I can send and receive emails but non of what I do is reflected to IMAP server.
I have few songs on my iTune (iCloud) but I cannot access them from my iPhone.

For those reasons, I have decided to erase and reset my iPhone.
I am using this week and as a time to do so.
I hope this will his things.

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Apple TV 4K

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Apple TV 720K Apple TV 720K
I purchased Apple TV 4K and retired Apple TV 720 which I used since 2012.

I really love this 720 Apple TV ... It worked well and the menu and control was simple. There is Steve Job written all over. New one ... Hmmm. I will write about it next time.
#pspinc #opinionstand #feebackonpilotsbt #pompomishere #kiroboto #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Newsletter Vol. 51

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Newsletter Vol. 51
Real Estate Prices

When real estate value goes up, so does the cost of living. I was at a shopping mall today and saw "EVERYTHING MUST GO" signs at the Forever 21 store. Someone told me that my favorite Chinese Restaurant closed because they could not renew their lease.

Rent is getting more and more expensive. The buildings we own used to rent for $18 per square foot per year just a few years ago. Now I was told we could lease the building for almost $30 per square foot per year. It is becoming more and more expensive every year.

When the economy is booming, it will get to the point where only the wealthy can afford regular things. That is when the market must adjust itself for the people and society. I wonder when and why the next market adjustment will take place.

People are now thinking the fall of China may be the big bang.
#KenUchikuraNewsletter #opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Best Service Anywhere

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Best Service Anywhere
Service Provided: You were having issues installing your SSL. I suggested you purchase the SSL through us instead as there is a fee for us to install outside SSL certificates. After confirming the request through your administrator@ account I was able to create the order for you. I successfully installed our SSL certificate and now everything is secure. Thank you for choosing Pacific Software Publishing.

Did we solve your problem?
Yes

Were you helped in a timely manner?
Yes

How satisfied are you with our service?
★★★★★

Do you need any more assistance?
No

Do you have any additional comments?
Above and beyond and super timely in being available, offering the quickest solution implemented. Yes!! Thanks.
#opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Happy to be your help.

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Happy to be your help.
Following is the our support and feedback from our customer, Tom. Thank you for choosing Pacific Software Publishing, Inc. He is a long time web an email hosting customer. Here is the tip oof support you can expect from us.

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Service Provided: You needed help setting up your email on your new computer. You didn't have Microsoft Office installed so we downloaded Thunderbird and I was able to configure your email for you. Thank you for choosing Pacific Software Publishing!

Did we solve your problem?
Yes

Were you helped in a timely manner?
Yes

How satisfied are you with our service?
★★★★★

Do you need any more assistance?
No

Do you have any additional comments?
Josh was very effective taking care of my email issues and he communicated what he was doing throughout the process. That is appreciated.
#opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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MacBook Pro 16"

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MacBook Pro 16"
I saw New MacBook Pro 16" yesterday at an Apple Store.
It looks very nice and I thought it was very reasonably price for an Apple product.

You can buy the top of the line 16" for $2,699. I just wish it had a touch screen.
#opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Another Brick and Motor Store Closing

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Forever 21 at Bellevue Square... Forever 21 at Bellevue Square is Closing! Forever 21 at Bellevue Square... Forever 21 at Bellevue Square is Closing!
It is difficult to think how any brick and motor store can compete with online mega stores? But at the same tome, you see stores like COSTCO booming.
#opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #postinheaven #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Newsletter Vol 50

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Old and New Both represents ... Old and New
Both represents Japan.
Japanese Anime Heroes and Heroines

I do not know how many of you watch Japanese anime. I sometimes watch it on YouTube and I really enjoy it. However, in almost all Japanese anime, heroes and heroines are children. Often they are not even of high school age - I always wonder, why?

One thing I noticed that these characters have in common is that they are very naive and innocent. Yet they are usually put in a place where they are asked to fight the villains or save the world against their will. They endure some hardships, gain strength and then they awaken. That is when they will save the world.

People who like anime are often called “Otaku” in Japan. It is a Japanese term for people with obsessive interests, particularly in anime and manga. These are the people whom those types of anime are written for. Otaku people do not like the adult society and often wish to create and live in their own world. They do not really fit in to the work force.

They may be looking for an awakening like in anime. When you come to Japan, most of the people you see are no different from one another. Though behind the orderly society, there are a few who are misfits.

This is my 50th newsletter … my last newsletter lasted 10 years (1000 issues). I do not think I will go that far but I hope you have been enjoying the dialogue. I dedicate this issue to the people who perished in the fire at Kyoto Anime Studio.


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Development of Rail System in Japan

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Development of Rail System in ...
The rail system was built in Japan before people living around the rail. Fits, rail companies put railways to connect city center to the remote area. Then they build the housing community around the rail. So they not only build the rail, they created the community around it.

It is not a very good idea to create a rail where there is already communities.

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I have no coffee...

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I have no coffee...
We3 have a new coffee machine at HQ. It is fancy coffee maker that we are testing. Because of that, everyone goes to HQ to get a cup of coffee. So nobody makes coffee any more at R&D building where I reside.

I have no coffee ... I am dinking tea.
#postinheaven #opinionstand #pspinc #feebackonpilotsbt #kiroboto #pompomishere #dreamersi #marketing #valueproposition #pompomwashere

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Biggest Commercial Jet

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Huge Plane for Such a Short D... Huge Plane for Such a Short Distance. Two jetways ... Two jetways ... Jetway to 2nd Floor ... It is a ... Jetway to 2nd Floor ... It is a hike. Windows are no so big. Windows are no so big. Toilets are bigger. Toilets are bigger. Empty Seats. Empty Seats.
I did not think I would every fly on Airbus A380-800 ... Huge.
Asiana used this super jumbo jet from Narita to Inchoeon, 2 hour flight.

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Pompom was here!

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Pompom was here!
Thank you Japan.

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Akihabara ... Home of Electronics and Maid Cafe

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Akihabara ... Home of Electron... Akihabara ... Home of Electron... Akihabara ... Home of Electron... Akihabara ... Home of Electron... Akihabara ... Home of Electron...
I went to Akihabara to buy some tools.
So many people.

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Steak in Japan

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A cup of soup and small salad... A cup of soup and small salad to start. 400g or 14oz 400g or 14oz Rice ... Very Japanese Rice ... Very Japanese
how much would you pay for this?
It is a great rib steak.

I paid less than $30 in Japan.
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Rush Hour in Tokyo

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Rush Hour in Tokyo
I had 9:00am meeting and I had to ride subway (Metro Rail) to get there. This picture wa taken 8:19am when I was waking toward the train platform.
So many people.
#RushHourTokyo

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Newsletter Vol. 49 / Own Your Own Domain

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Newsletter Vol. 49 / Own You...
Back to the Basics

I am currently in Japan working and relaxing at the same time. I can do this because I have very capable people running the company in Seattle. I thank them a lot. I need to work even harder to make sure we can maintain sustainable growth.

While I was at my parent’s house, I was asked a simple question from my parent’s friend, “When I change my Internet Service Provider, what is going to happen to my email address that came with the ISP?”. This is a very good question that I have not thought about for a long time as I have never considered using my ISP’s email address. If I use a Comcast email address for my email, when I cancel my Comcast service the Comcast email account will be gone.

My answer was - do not use the ISP’s email address for your email account. You will have a hard time canceling your ISP. This is one of the reasons why ISP’s want you to use their email address.

If you do not want to spend money, use Gmail, it is a good choice for your personal email address. That being said, I do not recommend the use of Gmail for your business. If you need email for your business, you should go with a hosting service provider like us. In our case, domain and email hosting for you starts at $99. Which is a small investment to make for your business.

In my case, I have uchikura.net for my personal domain. My family is using it as well, as I gave an email account to each of them.
#opinionstand #pspinc #postinheaven #kiroboto #feebackonpilotsbt #pompomishere #marketing #valueproposition #dreamersi #pompomwashere

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Tokyo Old and New

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This art defines Tokyo ... This art defines Tokyo ...
Japan is a mixed society with both old and new coexist.
When you meet old, you think you are in Japan.
But when you meet new, you also think it is Japan.

It is an interesting place to visit.
#VistJapan #OnlyinJapan

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So many foreigners

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There is only one person look... There is only one person looking the other day. LoL
I have been coming to Japan for many many years but I have never seen so many foreigners. Wow.

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Good Morning from Tokyo

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Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji
It looks like another beautiful day in Tokyo.
I can see Mt. Fuji in the distance from my room.
#Tokyo #Shinjyuku #VisitJapan #MtFuji #Fujisan

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Free WiFi on Bullet Train / Shinkansen

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Free WiFi on Bullet Train / Sh... Free WiFi on Bullet Train / Sh... Free WiFi on Bullet Train / Sh...
This is the first time I found a free WiFi on the Shinkansen Bullet Train.
It is not as fast as I want but it is 100% better than nothing.
I think Japan in bracing for Tokyo Olympic next year.
#FreeWiFiinJapan #ShinkansenFreeWiFi

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Congratulations to South Africa

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Congratulations to South Africa Congratulations to South Africa
Congratulations to South Africa for winning the World Cup Rugby 2019 Tokyo.
#WCR2019 #WorldCupRugby2019

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I missed company halloween costume day.

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Nice!!! Nice!!!
I am very sorry that I missed the company halloween costume day. I would love to see them all.
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