Dentsu Buys 15% Stake In Tokyo-Based Web Company Kakaku.Com

Tokyo-based Dentsu, one of the biggest advertising agencies in the world, today announced [JP, PDF] it has acquired 15.06% of Kakaku.com, Japan’s largest price comparison site and community (all Kakaku-related articles on Asiajin, my very early review of the site from 2007). The eponymous company behind the service is currently listed at the Tokyo Stock … Continue reading Dentsu Buys 15% Stake In Tokyo-Based Web Company Kakaku.Com

Kakaku.com Unveils “Tabelog Yoyaku”, Online Restaurant Reservation Site

Kakaku.com, Inc. announced that “Tabelog Yoyaku” that you can make reservation on site at their part of “Tabelog” service. No membership is required and it is for free. “Tabelog Yoyaku” is service that you can check availability and make reservation. By searching dates, area and budget, restaurant can be reserved will be sown up, and … Continue reading Kakaku.com Unveils “Tabelog Yoyaku”, Online Restaurant Reservation Site

How Google Shopping Impacts On Kakaku.com’s Pricing Business?

Google launched its price comparison service intended to Japanese market today, that collects product description and price updates from an enormous number of e-commerce retailers and allows you to find the cheapest price at a glance. Google’s new service launch influenced the stock price of Japan’s largest e-commerce price comparison site Kakaku.com[J], it dropped slightly … Continue reading How Google Shopping Impacts On Kakaku.com’s Pricing Business?

Video Rental Store Chain To Be Lead Shareholder Of Kakaku.com

A Shibuya-based Internet conglomerate Digital Garage (DG) announced on Thursday that it would sell a half of all the shares of Kakaku.com[J], a B2C price comparison site and a subsidiary of DG, to Culture Convenience Club (CCC) owning Japan’s largest nationwide store chain providing video rental service called Tsutaya[J].   CCC plans to purchase 58,360 shares … Continue reading Video Rental Store Chain To Be Lead Shareholder Of Kakaku.com

Tokyo2point0 event: Kakaku’s Photohito and Press Army

The monthly Tokyo2point0 event took place for the 10th time in Harajuku last Tuesday. More info about the event and network can be found on the official Tokyo2point0 site, the Facebook group or on Mixi. This time, two presentations were held (in English and Japanese), leaving enough room for networking among the attendees (which is … Continue reading Tokyo2point0 event: Kakaku’s Photohito and Press Army