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.
If you want to know any specific news more, but unable to find them in other English blog/media, please let us know.
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Can Asiajin cover this news? http://kotaku.com/5920140/come-october-dont-use-youtube-in-japan
Hi Nico, thank you for the suggestion.
The news are covered in English also on Japan Probe,http://www.japanprobe.com/2012/06/23/does-japans-new-copyright-law-make-youtube-illegal/ and Tech in Asiahttp://www.techinasia.com/japan-anti-download-bill/ so I hope it may be okay we tackle other news.It was done by strong lobbying, and the result of bartering with bigger issues such like raising compensation taxes between the ruling party and the opponents, I think. If you have specific points you want to know deeper, please reply me.