First half of April news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Continued to (Part 2)
Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated.
- Sekaimon Global Beta Expands To Sell European Items To Japanese
- Convenience Chainstore Lawson Starts Twitter (via @AMN)
- 2-channel Made Tokyo Metro Map In Ascii Art
- Nico Nico Douga’s April Fool Was “Became Black Inc” parent company Dwango’s stock surged probably by this
- Kofukuji Ashura Buddhism Statue iPhone app and case
- Messe Sanoh’s (Adult) Game Buyers List Leaked From Insecure Backend System Via Google Cache, Over 1,000 Hentai Game Lovers Humiliated
- China’s first cloud service was launched
- Beat Communication Localizes Enterprise Social Networking System In English For Multi National Japanese Company
- Hentai Game Review Site Galge.com To Terminate
- Actor Takao Ohsawa’s Voice Composition For Your Text
- Softbank To Buy Victor Entertainment From JVC
- Radiko.jp Blocks Access From Third Party Clients Which Enable Listening From Oustide Of Service Area
- Wolrd First Cosplay Vocational School Will Open In Kobe
- Andou Kensaku – Google Search Keyword Game On Wii. Mashable took this. [En]
- Twitter phenomenon in Japan in English [En]
- Pixiv-Lawson Illustration Contest
- MMD Research – 70% of Japanese Are Not Interested In Smartphone
- Tokyo Metropolitan Police Agency set up a special team to investigate underground criminal websites.
- QR Code Inventor Company Denso Wave Releases iPhone QR Code Reader App
- Livedoor’s Online Self-Publishing Manga Site DLsite.com Separately Sold To Geo. NHN Japan president told that they see no benefit to have DLsite.com
- Illustration Social Networking Pixiv Introduces Its Own URL Shortener p.tl
- Apple Products Dissapearing From Major Online Shopping Sites. Out of order at Yamada Denki/K’s Denki/eBEST. need to take out at Bic Camera/Sofmap
- Pornstar Sora Aoi’s Twitter Gets Attentions From (Twitter-Banned) China. [En] @Aoi_Sora
- Facebook- and Twitter-enabled Walkman cellphone to be introduced from Sony Ericsson.
- (Japanese Characters Compliant) Twitter Slideshow Service Twitroll
- Bookscan – Another Book Digitizer Service For Individual
- Yamada Denki Supports iPhone For Their Shopping Points. First iPhone support among competitor chainstores
- Using Imported iPad In Japan Is Illegal.
If you want to know any specific news more, but unable to find them in other English blog/media, please let us know.
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