Nico Nico Jikkyo (Jikkyo originally means “live state” in Japanese, but in this case, abbreviated form of Jikkyo-Chukei, “play-by-play broadcasting”) is a newly introduced service by Dwango, who runs Japan’s most popular online video service Nico Nico Douga. Nico Nico Jikkyo introduced a client application for Windows, which shows the similar layout with Nico Nico… Continue reading Nico Nico Jikkyo, Long Awaited Chat Over TV Programme
Drecom[J], a company developing blogs and web2.0 services, has released an AD service to seek design of web banners for mobile sites from public users, named as “Atsumete Banner-na[J]“(meaning collect Banner-na). A banana-shaped character is used as a mascot for the service. Advertisers post themes for banners, then public users create banners and register them… Continue reading Banner? Banana? No Banner-na! AD services to seek designs from users.
In English Web, No.1 Google tries to erode Wikipedia‘s territory by Knol. In Japan, interestingly, the champion portal Yahoo! Japan starts wiki based annotation service “Editable Related Info Area”(Kanren Johou Eria [J]) on their news site annex Yahoo! Japan News Topics. Here is the topic of “Beijin Olympic 2008” screenshot. You can see more than… Continue reading In Japan, Yahoo! does “Google Knol”
Idolm@ster(Idol-master, abbrev. Aimasu in Japanese) is originally an arcade network game, then became a XBox360 game which is sold only in Japan. You will be a producer of a virtual 3D girl band and train them to be popular singers (kind of “Sim People” with a goal?). The game itself is not a big seller,… Continue reading Japanese “MAD movies” movement with Niconico/Idolmaster
Weathernews Inc., the world largest private weather service company headquatered in Japan, is conducting the 5th year “Sakura Project (Cherry-blossom project)” with involving over 17,000 users around the nation via cellular phone browsers. People, willingly registering this nation-wide CGM project on the Weathernews mobile site ( http://wni.jp/ , seems only available from Japanese cellularphone), are… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Frenzy hits mobile CGM