Barcode Kanojo is a free iPhone Application with virtual social dating community service by Cybird, Japan-based mobile contents company. We reported the news title (only) in early August, but it seems to take time to be approved by Apple. You may download the application, scan any 1D barcode around you, then you will get one… Continue reading Barcode Kanojo – Barcode Battler Reincarnated With Otaku Flavour
The 2nd annual Adtech Tokyo took place this week in Tokyo at the Prince Park Tower for marketing and agency professionals. The conference aims to gather leading thought-leaders to share insights and trends in digital marketing. This years programme featured 12 dedicated tracks, 36 individual sessions, and 5 keynotes. This article will summarize some of the speeches and… Continue reading Adtech Tokyo: Event Wrap Up
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?
Facebook has just released a new export tool to connect itself with Japanese competitor social networking service, Mixi. The tool on Facebook, named “Facebook to Mixi wo Rinku”(Link Facebook and Mixi), will take you to Mixi API’s approval page. Which asks the following permissions you allow to the Facebook connector to do on Mixi data,… Continue reading Facebook Adds Mixi Connector For Japanese
On October 27th, NTT Communications announced [J] that they would cooperate with Indiana-based ExactTarget to promote their enterprise Twitter client for customer service CoTweet for Japan. They agreed to proceed developments of Japanese language localization and customization for Japanese companies. NTT Communications will provide technical assist, Japanese marketing, sales and Japanese support for paid Japanese… Continue reading Twitter CRM Service CoTweet To Enter Japan Assisted By NTT Communications
An Engineer, who recently resigned Yahoo! Japan, the country’s most successful web company, wrote his experiences in his 4 years – as a foreigner in English. From the article by Jon Keating (@emostar ), he wrote many interesting observations which can be applied to many Japanese establishment companies. “Creating quarterly goals that must be met… Continue reading ex-Yahoo! Japan Employee Blogs About Irrational Cost Saving And Micro Management
I gave up counting how many Twitter books are published in Japan. There seem to be reaching 500 soon on Amazon Japan [J]. As we already covered before, more than 5 books suggest to learn English by Twitter, of course there are Twitter manga-s. It looks like that if you include “Twitter” in your book… Continue reading New Book: Twitter Beginning Guide For Nuturing Mom
Cybozu Inc., a Tokyo-based package vendor having developed a web-based groupware intended to Japanese SMEs for more than a decade, introduced their brand new SaaS edition of the groupware last November, which is called Cybozu Live[J]. This week, Mr. Yoshihisa Aono, the CEO of Cybozu Inc., unveiled the plan on how the service goes from… Continue reading Cybozu Aims At Business-oriented Social Network, And Something Different From Facebook
In Japan, paying for contents on cellphone web is so common. That supports unbelievable profit on social gaming networks Gree and Mobage-Town. Over 2% of population purchase weather forecast on cellphone with 105 yen or more, which I recently wrote for The Japan Times, is also a good example. There is another successful, interesting cellphone… Continue reading Luna Luna – Mobile Menstruation Care Site, 2.7% Of Japanese Women Pay, Now Goes U.S.
Continued from (Part 1). Middle part of October news which we did not write as a dedicated article. Continued to (Part 3) Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated. Female Pro-Shogi Player Defeated By Computer First In History Japanese chess is more complex for computers as it lets players reuse captured units. A… Continue reading October 2010 Japan IT Links (Part 2)