Toshima-ku/Tokyo-based Japanese consumer goods brand Muji (Mujirushi Ryohin), who operates about 300 shops in over 20 countries around the world, starts a social game Muji Life on November 15 (release [J]). You may join the game by either of three social networking services, Facebook, Twitter and Mixi. You will create your shelf with your favorite… Continue reading Muji Launches Social Game Muji Life For Global
Girl’s Kaomoji Jiten 5000 (Facial-expression Words Dictionary 5000) by Pedigree(Android)/ADandD(iOS) is a free smartphone application from which you can copy over 5,000 Japanese-style text drawings Kaomoji to decorate your message. Those 5,000 facial expressions are categorized into 10; Greetings Happiness Sadness Action Talk Anger/Argument Love/Friendship Life Special occasion/Weather Animals/Characters Each category has many sub-categories. Here… Continue reading Girl’s Kaomoji Jiten 5000 – Free Massive Japanese Emoticon Dictionary For Android/iOS
The Google+ iPhone App‘s huge but only affected for some countries has been fixed after about 10 days. As we reported on September 26, Japanese (Chinese and Korean as well) Google+ user who updated the app found that they were unable to put in their native language letters. The new version 220.127.116.116 has come on… Continue reading Google+ iPhone App Bug (unable to write Japanese/Chinese/Korean) Fixed
Journal Plus is a new Google+ hot topics aggregation service by User Local Inc., Tokyo-based web start-up known by their website and social media traffic analysis services. It collects public posts on Google+, calculate their popularity by how many times they are shared and how many times they got +1 pressed. Besides the global popular… Continue reading JournalPlus – Google+ Hot News Aggregator In English/Chinese/Russian/etc.
YouTrivia (in Japanese, Kentei Gocco) is new style of advertisement to reach customers using trivia style questions to certain topics. The company named “Manabing” which means “on learning” in Japanese (http://www.manabing.jp). They grew 15,000 trivia for 8 million users for last three years. Their new ads attracts large clients like Nissan, Hitachi since it has… Continue reading Behind the scene of YouTrivia(Kentei Gocco), new style of Web Ads using trivia from Manabing
Japanese Social Network Giant, Mixi Inc. announced that they will establish a 100% subsidiary in Shanghai, China, to enter the Chinese market this April or May 2008. Most of Mixi’s revenues now come from its social network service for the PC and cellular phones. Mixi says they think China is promising because of the increase… Continue reading Mixi will set up China subsidiary