This A1 appendix-poster to the ボーNATの折り紙ポスター is made to be an explanation to all the text on the K side of the poster. All the information on the printed poster is represented here (ボーNATのポスターQRコード®バージョン) in QR Code. You can use a QR Code reader on your iPhone and read the text both in English and Japanese right off the screen. If you need a printable and scalable vector A1 file as pdf you will find hidden somewhere in this image both the url and the password needed to download and open the pdf. This can be printed as a poster or used for reading the smallest codes. Stop the slideshow by clicking on the image (QR Codes are readable in all directions). I recommend the excellent mobile barcode reader for iPhone called QuickMark. Be sure to buy the correct version for iOS 4 or IOS 3. This app reads a lot of other barcodes as well which can be useful for scanning books and other objects. Other devices and readers can also be used of course. The free QRReader also works fine.
A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with camera, and smartphones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on white background. The information encoded can be text, URL or other data.
Common in Japan, where it was created by Toyota subsidiary Denso-Wave in 1994, the QR code is one of the most popular types of two-dimensional barcodes. QR is the initialism of Quick Response, as the creator intended the code to allow its contents to be decoded at high speed. Although initially used for tracking parts in vehicle manufacturing, QR Codes are now used in a much broader context, including both commercial tracking applications and convenience-oriented applications aimed at mobile phone users (known as mobile tagging).
Data Matrix is a similar US system. In 1989 they left out of its specs Kanji symbols and that makes the system useless in Japan. The US Department of Defense has selected Data Matrix for the mandatory unique identification of certain assets it procures for all of the services. Items from individual weapons to critical components of major systems must be permanently marked with a unique data matrix code in accordance with standards in Military Standard 130. With a mobile device that scans Data Matrix code you can find out what missile that hits you… Chances are that the missiles and ammunition that kills you most effectively are made in Norway. Norway is The World’s seventh largest exporter of arms and ammunitions. Compared to the population Norway is the World’s largest exporter of arms and ammunition. A large and fast growing part of the exported Norwegian arms are bought by NATO and NATO partner United States.
In the Kingdom of Norway the one-eyed are blind…
Japan currently bans almost all weapons exports, except for special cases such as those relating to the joint development of a missile defence system with the United States.
“Japan should consider relaxing its ban on arms exports so defense companies can participate in international projects”, a special advisory panel to Prime Minister Naoto Kan said August 2010. The report says there is no need “for the time being” to amend the three nonnuclear principles of not possessing, producing or introducing nuclear weapons into Japan.
Japan, along with the United States, is one of only two Group of Eight rich countries that retain capital punishment. It currently has 107 inmates on death row. Executions are carried out by hanging. Although death sentences for minors (defined in Japan as those under age 20) are rare, those who commit capital crimes at age 18 or 19 may be legally sentenced to death. The death penalty is broadly supported by the Japanese public – a 1999 government survey found that 79.3 percent of the public supported it. In 34 polls taken between 1953 and 1999, support for the death penalty has never dropped below 50 percent. At a 2003 trial, a Tokyo prosecutor presented the court a petition with 76.000 signatures as part of his case for a death sentence.
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