Yahoo! Japan To Move Its Office From Roppongi To Kioi-cho

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Yahoo! Japan, the nation’s largest web service company, announced[J] today June 19 that it will migrate its office to a new office/hotel building which has been being constructed at where Akasaka Prince Hotel was there before.

Its expanding business seems to make it require more space. The new Yahoo! Japan office starting from May 2016 will occupy 20 floors among 24 office floors in the total 38 story building.

Roppongi is one of the most favored place by Web companies and start-ups in Tokyo. And the one reason is definitely because Yahoo! Japan is in Roppongi Mid-town. Although the move is planned 2 years in future, this may affect other web companies office planning under and around the Yahoo’s eco-system.

The new location is about 2 kilometer north, between the Imperial palace and Crown Prince’s Palace. It is across the street from Hotel New Otani Tokyo.

Toshiba to Sell First Japanese Chromebook Next Month, Sankei Says

Sankei reported [J] today (March 8) that Toshiba is going to ship the first Chromebook in Japan earliest in April.

Mixi To Replace CEO President After One Year

Today Mixi announced [J] that Yusuke Asakura, who took the lead at long-struggling Japanese Facebook rival since last June, will be replaced with Hiroki Morita, an executive officer managing the recent hit social game Monster Strike.

The release said that this financial year Mixi will get black inc, moves from its business reconstruction phase to regrowth phase.

Japan Likely To Have The First Chromebook Acer C720

Impress PC Watch reported [J] that Japanese Google Play Store has an Acer C720 Chromebook page with “近日発売”(Coming Soon)

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No Chromebook, or PC with Chrome OS pre-installed, has been sold in Japanese market.

Un-breakout – Burokku-Kuzushi Game Reversed

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Burokku Kuzusasnu (not destructing blocks) is a new browser game released by @utyo on January 19, and quickly buzzed in Japan.

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The game is based on Brokku Kuzushi (block destruciton), a category points clone games of legendary 1972 Atari Breakout. But on this Burokku Kuzusanu, your goal is totally opposite, try not to break blocks.