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.
- Mixi CEO Interview By Nikkei
- British Council’s English School Ad Campain Is A Photo Caption Contest
- Siri Japanese CM Trouble – No One Can Reproduce The Same Phrase “Play Sakanaction’s Songs” On Their iPhone
The band Sakanakushon official site
- Docomo Subsidizes Tower Record Japan
- Gunma Local City Deputy Impeached By Tweeting Donated Blood Are Nuclear-Tainted
- Internet Radio Radiko.jp Monthly Unique User Passes 10 Million – seems radio over the internet is widely accepted
- A Weather Girl Becomes A Witch Girl
- Upper House Member Satsuki Katayama Advocates Right-wing 2-channel Summary Site
- Moe Kano – iPhone Dietary Control App Your Intake Lets Anime Girl Fat
- Nintendo Made Roomba Like Radio-Controlled Cleaner In 1979 [En]
- Naver LINE Windows Phone Version Released
- LINE Adds Celebrities’ Account In Hong Kong, Taiwan And Thai
- Kyoto Univ Research Tells Badly Mimiced Real-Mother Is Worth Than Strangers For Baby [En]
- Japan Is Developing Moving Plat-home Gate System – too complicated solution to stop suicidal jumps
- Rakuten Acquires Spanish Video-On-Demand Company Wuaki.tv [En], Asiajin Español [Es] – release
- London Underground Cannot Use NFC As It Is Too Slow [En] – Felica/Osaifu Ketai has been doing that for years in Japan. I feel sorry for Japanese developers who lost on standardization.
- How To Stay In Tokyo Only By 600 Yen – you need to bring a tent 🙂
- DVD Ripping And Private Download To Be Illegalized In 2013
- WiFi Provider WirelessGate Approved IPO For TSE Mothers
- NTT Com To End “Hot Spot” One-time Paid WiFi Service
- Akiba To Have Hyper-local Anime TV Station Ginga TV
- Zappos-like Locondo.jp Struggling To Be Profitable – a blogger Netanalyst pointed out from Feb. financial report.
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