“Best-man Toshiyuki hands out two iPads at a Japanese wedding reception. He’s something of an early adopter while some of the older guests are unfamiliar with touch screens, despite their country’s tech-savvy reputation,” Michael Fitzpatrick writes for Fortune. “But the tablet’s intuitive quality wins them over as they begin happily perusing a slide show of images from the betrotheds’ lives–not something wedding guests might do outside of Asia but which, in Japan, is de rigueur.”
“Applications unique to Japan are blossoming here thanks to Apple’s iPad,” Fitzpatrick writes. “In the absence of a popular home-grown alternative, domestic app makers have come up with some unusual–sometimes inspiring–approaches. ‘The fishermen in Hokkaido are using the iPad to record where they have fished to avoid over-fishing. In Saga prefecture, all the ambulances uses iPad to quickly locate where the patient has to be transferred. In Kobe, physicians using iPads during operations,’ says Tokyo-based tech consultant Nobuyuki Hayashi. ‘I could name another cool 50. There is almost nothing on Android tablets.'”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jack F.” for the heads up.]