Gree has launched its company site in English today. It is a recent trend for big three social networking services to show their interest in international market. All of Gree, Mobage-Town and Mixi want more third party game/app development companies, and when competition is tough in Japan, of course it is a good option to… Continue reading Gree Opens English Corporate Site – How About Others?
MicroAd, a subsidiary of online advertising giant CyberAgent ($880 million market cap) yesterday announced they released a localized version of meromero park for the Taiwanese market. meromero park is an ultra-cute mix between a social network, a virtual world and a pet-rearing game. Although the service was only available in Japanese until yesterday, 20% of… Continue reading Japanese SNS/virtual world/game platform “meromero park” goes Taiwan
The once Japanese-only and super-successful video platform Nico Nico Douga goes international. They announced Friday on the company blog that they developed a German and Spanish version of their service (comments and tags are separated from Japanese videos). German version Spanish version The international versions are already online. Nico Nico for people living in Taiwan… Continue reading Nico Nico Douga goes global (almost)
This month’s Tokyo2point0 event again took place in Harajuku and again it featured two great presentations. This time both speakers were Japanese! Behind the doors of Cybozu Labs Asiajin’s very own Akky Akimoto delivered the first presentation. Please note he doesn’t want pictures of himself published. Personal background Akky is one of Japan’s most famous… Continue reading Tokyo2point0 event: Cybozu Labs and Phishing / Web 2.0 security
I admit to being a net video junkie. More often than I probably should, I find myself spending time on sites like Youtube, Nico Nico Douga or Veoh. As there are hundreds of services of this kind on the web now, search engines specializing in digging up videos started emerging in the past months. One… Continue reading Multilingual video search engine from Japan: Fooooo
On Friday, the first cross-cultural party for IT and web engineers was held in Pasona Tech’s office in Shibuya. Pasona Tech’s parent company, Pasona Group is a large staffing and recruitment company with over 3,000 employees. They are also present in the USA. The event was well attended with approximately 50 people showing up (Japanese… Continue reading Report: Cross-cultural IT and web engineer party in Tokyo