Second News Inc. has opened the news site IRORIO, [J] where news readers can develop their own avatar by posting their opinions. IRORIO is a news site which delivers tri-monthly news from in and out of Japan, of many genres, including politics, economy, society, entertainment, technology, lifestyle, etc. Readers can enjoy a “training game” where… Continue reading On Social Site “IRORIO,” Avatars Advance By Posting Comments On News
Are you interested in the virtual world and Japanese anime film? Then, let’s check the “Summer Wars”. “Summer wars” is a Japanese anime film released in 2009 summer in Japan. The screening has just begun in U.S.A. on December 24. Story Kenji is a teenage math prodigy recruited by his secret crush Natsuki for the… Continue reading Japanese Virtual World Anime Film Aims At Oscar
Blame Avatar’s hit on screen. Many of Japanese big portal showed great originality on April Fools’ Day. Half a day ahead to 3D services launch in USA. The No.1 Yahoo! Japan announced their migration to 3D top page on Microsoft Silverlight technology. No.4 portal (by visitors, according to the NetRatings 2007 research [J]) Nifty No.… Continue reading Japanese April Fools’ Day Is 3D! 3D! 3D!
One of Japan’s major television network Fuji TV announced and called for beta testers for their new online community site “Kimi to Fuji TV” [J] (“Kimi Fuji” in short) on March 15th. “Kimi to” means “with You” in Japanese. At beta, the site offers few social games which themed on their popular TV programs like… Continue reading A Japanese TV Network Testing Social Casual Game Network
Following to one of the Big 3 social networking service Mixi’s clone Mixi Voice, which made Evan Williams “unpleasant”, another successful, probably now most vital among three, social networking Gree enters into microblog service (registration required for all Gree pages besides the top login page). As once defeated a battle against Mixi on PC web,… Continue reading Mobile Giant Gree Remodelled Its Unpopular PC Site With Twitter Clone
Pu-pe Girl is a fast-rising Japanese social community site targeting females, currently 99% of its users are women. The social network is for a certain speciality, having barbie-like dress-up avatar of your own. Pu-pe Girl is a 100% subsidiary of CyberAgent, one of the biggest Japanese web conglomerates. Luckily, and exceptional for a web service… Continue reading Pu-pe Girl/Poupeegirl – Online Dress-up-doll Community
Japan is known as the world’s No. 1 producer of high quality video games. After all, companies such as Nintendo, Sony (Playstation) or Sega are rooted in this country. In the light of this, it seems strange that the leading online game service in Japan comes from Korea: Hangame (only accessible with IE). At certain… Continue reading Hangame: Japan’s No. 1 online gaming site