Baidu Japan Becomes Unreachable

Baidu Japan ( ), a Japanese arm of the Chinese largest search company Baidu, has been unreachable.

SEM Research blog pointed out that the Baidu Japan’s search service was removed and the site only had company profile. Its Japanese service launched in March 2007, and stopped image and video search in July 2013.

Baidu Japan Becomes Unreachable

“Hatsune Miku” Hits Hong Kong, Taiwan, With “Miku Pa♪” Live Concerts

Hatsune Miku Hong Kong and Taiwan executive committe has announced that they will hold “Miku Pa♪”, vocaloid Hatsune Miku’s concerts at Hong Kong and Taiwan.  They have also opened an Exclusive Site. [J]

Hatsune Miku’s concerts held in foreign countries include “MIKUNOPOLIS” in Los Angeles on July 2nd 2011, and this will be the 2nd and third time continuing from the first“Miku Pa♪” in Singapore on November 11th, 2011.  It will be held in Hong Kong on October 2nd at KITEC Star Hall, and in Taiwan on October 6th at Taipeishow (Taipei Show Hall 2).  Both will have two public performances in one day, daytime and at night, and ticket reservation is planned to commence from July 12th.

“Hatsune Miku” Miku’s Nichi Dai Kanshasai (Big Japanese Thanksgiving) 2 Days Complete BOX (First Time built-to-order limited edition) [Blu-ray]

Hatsune Miku Concert Saigo No Miku No Nichi Kanshasai (Last of Miku’s Japan Thanksgiving) [Blu-ray]

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Rakuten To Dissolve Lekutian In China, Joint-Mall With Baidu

Japan’s largest e-mall company Rakuten today announced [J] that they would shut down its Chinese e-mall Lekutian( planned in May, 2012.

Rakuten jointly established Lekutian with China’s search engine giant Baidu in January 2010, and began the mall in October 2010.

The reason is explained as Lekutian did not show the growth they had expected, which is because the environment of e-commerce in China has been becoming too competitive.

Sumitomo To Export Online Pharmacy Soukai Drug To China And Indonesia

Sumitomo Corporation announced on March 7 that their online pharmacy Soukai Drug (soukai = briskness in Japanese) is going to expand into China and Indonesia this year.

Their Shanghai and Jakarta subsidiaries are already set up. Trial in Shanghai is planned to begin in late April, Jakarta service will start in late August.

Nobu-nyaga’s Ambition Steps Into Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau

Koei Tecmo [J] has made a contract with Taiwan’s Cayenne Entertainment Tchnology and have announced that they will develop their currently offered social game “Nobu-nyaga’s Ambition” for Yahoo! Mobage and Mobage in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao.

Koei Tecmo has also until now been developing joint service under management license contract for “Age of Discovery Online” and “Dynasty Warriors Online” with Cayenne in the same regions.  This time Cayenne will handle the management of “Nobu-nyaga’s Ambition” on location.  Already a Teaser Site [C] and a Facebook Page [C] have been opened, and the cat generals appearing in the game and game system are introduced.  Furthermore the Chinese version title of “Nobu-nyaga’s Ambition” has been adapted for language using Chinese characters only as “信猫之野望.”

Nobu-nayaga’s Ambition walkthrough guide Cat Book of Heraldry [J]

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