Online drag retailers Kenko.com in Tokyo and Wellnet[J] in Yokohama have sued Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for seeking to lift the ban on online drag sales, and Tokyo District Court[J] dismissed the suit on Tuesday. Japan e-Business Association[J], consisting of e-commerce giants such as Rakuten and Yahoo Japan, announced a comment blaming… Continue reading Japan e-Business Assc. Blames Court For Rejecting Online Drag Sales
Month: March 2010
GMO Co-Launches New Project To Incubate Social App Providers
GMO Internet, Japan’s leading provider in ISP, web server hosting, domain registration etc., kicked off a new project in order to boost potential developers to create new social apps last weekend. GMO Venture Partners (GMO-VP)[J], a GMO’s arm in their investment and incubation business, set up a project called “Apuri Yarouze!” (Let’s create social apps!)[J]… Continue reading GMO Co-Launches New Project To Incubate Social App Providers
Giving Characters To Camera Fits Anime Fans’ Taste?
Cerevo[J], the Akihabara-based tech start-up and manufacturer of the Internet-enabled home appliances, started the sales of the spin-off version of the company’s hot-selling camera CEREVO CAM yesterday. The version is called Cerevot, and it has an embedded speech synthesizer that can make it speak something when you release the shutter or turn the flash on. … Continue reading Giving Characters To Camera Fits Anime Fans’ Taste?
Japanese Community Radio Services Can Be Tuned In Around The Globe With iPhone
On Wednesday, Tokyo-based tech start-up, Flight System Consulting[J] released the iPhone/iPod touch app that allows you to listen to Japanese community FM radio services over the Internet, in association with CSRA[J] or Community Simul Radio Alliance. The app costs 350 yen. At the time of the app’s release, nine stations participating in the alliance can… Continue reading Japanese Community Radio Services Can Be Tuned In Around The Globe With iPhone
All Major Commercial TV Broadcasters And Two Biggest Ads Agencies Shake Hands For Yahoo! Japan Streaming Video Site
Yahoo! Japan announced [J] that their last year acquiring video streaming service Gyao [J] got investment from TV Asahi Corporation(TV Asahi), Tokyo Broadcasting System Holdings, Inc.(TBS), TV TOKYO Corporation(TV Tokyo), Dentsu Inc. and Hakuhodo DY Media Partners Inc. Yahoo! Gyao already was invested by Nippon Television Network Corporation(Nippon TV) and Fuji Television Network, Inc.(Fuji TV),… Continue reading All Major Commercial TV Broadcasters And Two Biggest Ads Agencies Shake Hands For Yahoo! Japan Streaming Video Site
Twitter Following Puyo Puyo
A Tokyo Twitter User @TeeeeKee plays on Twitter Following panel by displaying puzzle game Puyo Puyo. Check it out it is amazing. [Update] Accounts were suspended, and the original developer made a page how it was displayed. [Update] 37 users seem to be suspended by official.
User-generated Web Apps Are Being Born Around IP Simulcast Radio Service
As Akky reported here on Asiajin, the Association of IP Simulcast Radio launched Radiko.jp[J] on Monday, almost a week has been passed. It has been attracting potential radio lovers using desktop or laptop on a daily basis, which caused network heavy load against the service on the day of the service launch. Furthermore, some of… Continue reading User-generated Web Apps Are Being Born Around IP Simulcast Radio Service
Google Japan Reported To Migrates To Roppongi Hills
Nikkei Fudousan Market Info (fudousan = real estate) reported [J, magazine subscription required] that Google Japan plans to move their office from Shibuya Cerulean Tower to Roppongi Hills (Roppongi Hills Mori Tower). Roppongi Hills once was a Japan’s centre of emerging Internet ventures. However, Yahoo! Japan moved to the newer office complex Tokyo Mid-town in… Continue reading Google Japan Reported To Migrates To Roppongi Hills
German E-Commerce Brands4Friends Gives Away Free iPhone Case In Shibuya, Tokyo
A Japanese popular gadget blogger @masakiishitani and others reported that Brands For Friends ran a advertisement campaign to let commuters take free iPhone case posted in metro station in Shibuya, one of the biggest terminal station in Tokyo this morning, about an hour ago. The twitter timeline tagged with #b4f shows that those iPhone case… Continue reading German E-Commerce Brands4Friends Gives Away Free iPhone Case In Shibuya, Tokyo
Magazine-Digitize Agent Service Corseka Ends Its Short Life
Corseka [J] by Enigmo Inc., blitzed into Japanese digital magazine publishing system by a service “to buy and scan your buying paper magazine for you” named Corseka in October 2009, who immediately got bashed by traditional publishers who had never consulted beforehand and was forced to withdraw most of magazines in days, announced to close… Continue reading Magazine-Digitize Agent Service Corseka Ends Its Short Life