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Japan's AI Voices

Japan's AI Voices

Welcome to this issue of the Big in Japan newsletter, highlights from Japan curated and delivered straight to your inbox.

It's been a minute since the last issue, almost a year. I needed to take a step back and do some thinking and soul-searching. With multiple side projects in motion at any one time, I'm constantly re-evaluating each one in search of clarity on the why.

I've decided to streamline the format, enabling less friction in publishing the next issue.  I'm also adding a new element, AI-Generated art. Each week I'll include an original piece of artwork I generated using AI as the feature image. See above.

Enjoy. ✌

An AI Voice To Those Who've Lost Theirs

Tokyo venture recreates voices via AI for cancer patients
A Tokyo-based venture company is drawing attention in Japan for its unique service of recreating voices via artificial intelligence for people who lose theirs due to cancer surgery. CoeFont Co uses AI to learn the pitch and accent of a user’s voice, along with their conversational speed before surge…

Tokyo Fashion Highlights

Music From Japan

ONE OK ROCK is one of those bands that if you heard this on the radio in America, you wouldn't even realize they are Japanese. They've been around for over a decade, but I just discovered them. If you like alternative rock, I think you'll love ONE OK ROCK. This is from their new album. Enjoy.

Save Yourself by ONE OK ROCK
Listen to Save Yourself by ONE OK ROCK on Apple Music. 2022. Duration: 3:17

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