This week’s Japanese Web/IT related news which we did not write as a dedicated article.
Referred pages are all in Japanese, unless otherwise stated.
- Amazon Japan Begins Video Games Trade-In. US Amazon’s one is since March 2009.
- Twitter Releases Feature Phone Client [En], 2.5 Years Later For Japan [En]
- “Hello Call” – Laundromat Washer Machine Calls You When It Is Done –
- Ministry of Foreign Affair Begins Twitter PR Targeting Youth
- Xevious x Sprite Game via Cnet Japan Wired [En]
- The World First Laser AR Head-Up Display(HUD) Car Navigation To Be Sold In July By Pioneer
- Hatsune Miku Version PS Vita [En]
- Virtual AR Mixed-sex Bathing App For Android Released
via IT Media
- “I stole your iPod!”, @qoo9qoo saw when he woke up at school
It turned out to be his birthday prank by his friends.
- Naver Line Takes In Celebrities – Starts With 7 Talents/Units
- NHN Japan’s LINE for Windows Has A Dreadful Bug To Remove Whole “Program Files” On Uninstall – when you had installed non-default folder. Bug fixed days later.
- Some Docomo Androids Listed As End Of Production Only Within A Year including Galaxy Nexus, Android 4.0 reference model
- Idol M@aster On Mobage Releases New Set Gacha After Kompu-Gacha Self Regulations News Rush
- Consumer Agency Defines Fake Reviews By Shopowner (so-called Stealth Marketing = Sutema) Is Bad – still not so restrict like US FTC
- Gree’s Doriland To Become Animation
- Google Bans Nifty’s Android App Which Cache YouTube And Niconico Video For Offline
- Actvila’s subscribers are 520,000
- Bic Camera to acquire majority in Kojima: Nikkei | Reuters [En] Nation’s #5 electronics chain-store purchases #6, becomes #2 next to Yamada
- KDDI Launches Flat-rate Music Service LISMO unlimited for iPhone. The service is not restricted within KDDI iPhone. non KDDI iPhone user can use it as well.
- Social Game Vendor Klab Uplisted To TSE First Section From Mothers – fastest upgrade in TSE history. Klab also announced to buy back 3.27% stocks
- Right To Be Projected On Tokyo Gundam Cockpit At Yahoo! Auction
- Accused Upskirt Photo Taker Eats Up His Memory Card Just Before Arrest, denied the charge
If you want to know any specific news more, but unable to find them in other English blog/media, please let us know.