Follow-up Of The Social Networking Column On The Japan Times

This morning column 2011: The year when Japan went global over social networking on The Japan Times, both on paper and online, Japanese English-language newspaper is a monthly tech column brought by Asiajin. As it is for newspaper, there are not enough space to show the references. I leave the links here from my writing … Continue reading Follow-up Of The Social Networking Column On The Japan Times

Google+ Occupied By AKB48 Within A Day In Japan

After the unexpected collaboration announcement by Google and AKB48 project yesterday, Japanese Google+ scene is very reactivated. The word by Google’s product VP Bradley Horowitz, who is visiting Japan (likely) for the AKB48 announcement is good how huge it is in Japan, If you don’t know AKB48, you don’t live in Japan (or in fact, … Continue reading Google+ Occupied By AKB48 Within A Day In Japan

July 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 3)

Continued from (Part 2). Last part of July news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. Twitter as a fool detector “Twitter, a fool detector” is a recent buzzword in Japan. It came from net-savvy’s dry humor by observing “normal” people tweeted socially unacceptable … Continue reading July 2011 Japan IT Links (Part 3)

Zaim: The Socialized Cashbook App Helps You Find Better Ways To Save Daily Expenses

Takako Kansai[J] (@kansai_takako), a full-time engineer at Tokyo’s web service start-up and also the best known tech geek girl in this country, just released her first iPhone app called Zaim on Tuesday. Zaim, meaning “financial affairs” in the Japanese pronunciation, makes you possible to easily note where you have bought something, what you have bought, … Continue reading Zaim: The Socialized Cashbook App Helps You Find Better Ways To Save Daily Expenses

Teclosion 2011 Spring: Wondershake Wins The Grand Prix Among 15 Finalists

Design IT[J], a Tokyo-based UI-focused media consultancy also known for previously maintaining TechCrunch’s Japanese edition (its management was switched to AOL earlier this month[J]), held the first conference in Akihabara on Friday, for discussing the future of Japan tech industry and introducing great start-up stuffs. In the morning session, CEOs from Mixi, GMO Internet Group, … Continue reading Teclosion 2011 Spring: Wondershake Wins The Grand Prix Among 15 Finalists