GPM Anime Challenge is an anime character making contest run by NASA and JAXA, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Overview Anime is a Japanese style of animation popular around the world. Anime characters have filled television shows and comics, and inspired costumes and educational activities. The Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) and our partners at the… Continue reading NASA and JAXA Runs Character Contest
Finish embassy in Japan, who recently runs a Twitter account(@FinEmbTokyo) with folksy tweets and getting popular by showing deep understandings to Japanese subcultures. On February, they introduced to its followers Suomi-neito, a personified Finnish land, and soon later by getting feedback, began an official Suomi-neito illustration contest. On March 1 2012, Finnish embassy awarded a… Continue reading Finnish Embassy Runs Personified Finland Illustration Contest On Twitter
Toyota Social App Award – Save The Car (Japanese/Chinese) is a social application contest run by the world largest automaker Toyota. The social applications applied are expected to deliver fun and job of car to people. To promote the contest, Toyota prepared an official cheering song and its choreography. They lined up about 30 of… Continue reading Toyota Raves In Mad Social Campaign, Save The Car (And Us)!
When in Japan do as the Japanese do. Amazon Japan, one of the most successful foreign web companies in Japan, understands good localization. At the year end, they run a user vote contest to set the best “bishoujo”(beautiful girl) character among adult PC games. In Japan, huge number of adult anime PC games are sold… Continue reading Amazon Japan Running Anime-Porn Game Character Contest
Fit’s Dance Contest is a contest being held by Lotte, one of the biggest sweets seller in Japan, utilizing YouTube as a platform. An example dance is provided featuring Takeru Satou and Nozomi Sasaki, a popular actress and one of the most beloved icons on Japanese Tumblr. Rather than asking for original dances, both the… Continue reading Lotte’s $10,000 Dance Contest on YouTube
This month’s Mobile Monday Tokyo event (held on March 24th near Hibiya park in central Tokyo) was actually an awards show. The so-called “MoMo Tokyo Peer Awards” event featured a total of 12 companies aiming to go to Malaysia in May to represent Japan in the Mobile Monday Global Summit. Speaking time was limited to… Continue reading Report: Mobile Monday Tokyo Peer Awards Event