(photo by airgap) This may not be really web/IT for regular Asiajin, but fuel saving is supported by IT, and car and software may be hot topic around US Toyota incident, too (thanks for link Paul). More than 10 foreign car brands including Hummer H3 V8 were added to the government’s “Eco Car” tax reduction… Continue reading Hummer Is Certified As “Eco Car” By Japanese Government
Suddenly in Japan, small shop owners start thinking Twitter as a guerilla marketing tool. Ashton Kutcher could have eaten over $40,000 worth sushi in Tokyo if he knew it. The first one was a board game shop Sugorokuya(@sugorokuya) [J] at Koenji of west Tokyo, which offered “discount by number of your Twitter followers” campaign [J]… Continue reading Twitter Followers Serves You Free Sushi, Boardgame And More In Japan
Yahoo Japan released 16 free iPhone Apps simultaneously at Japanese iTunes Store. By locating each app on the screen correctly, like solving a number slider puzzle, you can depict a face of the most famous character in Japan, Doraemon. Each app icon is designed to be a part of the face of this character. Usually, iPhone… Continue reading 16 Free Apps To Depict Character’s Face On Your iPhone
Yesterday’s big news around live streaming was Ustream raised from Japanese Softbank. Today, another mobile video streaming launched from Japan (the service is English/Japanese bilingual), TwitCasting by Sidefeed.
I have just read the breaking news that Softbank invests $75 million to Ustream Inc., live video streaming service. When Softbank will exercise all option, it will be the lead investor with over 30%. Yesterday, Softbank announced that they would broadcast their third quoter results report over several different channels like follows, Softbank Website Yahoo!… Continue reading New Ustream Investor Softbank 3Q Results Briefing Starts On The Web Now
GAME by Perfume According to ITMedia [J], Internet Watch [J], Asahi [J] and more coming, 11 songs of Perfume‘s album “Game” are found to be sold on iTunes store, which turned out to be unauthorized copy by unknown fake company. Perfume is a popular Japanese girls techno unit broke through as a star from the… Continue reading iTunes Selling Bootleg Of Japanese Techno Star Makes Labels Worried
Two of Japan’s most authoritative newspapers, Asahi Shimbun and Nikkei Shimbun both put a very similar notes on their front editorial on January 29th, which made net users upset. Both referred the statistical trend which had been announced by The National Police Agency. The number of homicides and homicide attempts in 2009 was 1,097, and… Continue reading Blame Internet Over The Fewest Homicides. What!?