Cave Inc. [J] has announced the commencement of “Predict Job Luck With Lucky Prospects 47 Fortune,” [J] a tie-up campaign with “47Kyujin.com (47 prefectures job offer site)” [J] managed by F47Kyujin Site Joint Committee, [J] via “Shirotsuku,” [J] Cave’s location based game for GREE and Mobage. The term period will be until April 26th. In… Continue reading Location Game Shirotsuku Ties It Up With Job Offer Site
A Japanese column media Omocoro [J] ran an interesting test in Shibuya, one of the most crowded area in Tokyo. A writer Sebuyama tries to find a random person whose tweets show he/she is in Shibuya. All 3 target were picked up from search by “Shibuya nau(=now in Shibuya)” on Twitter, which sometimes could be… Continue reading Experiment: Can You Identify Twitter Users In Tokyo?
Cave [J] is hosting “Atoraku E Ikou,” [J] an event for their location information mobile game “Shirotsuku” in partnership with the Tokyo Dome Company’s integrated amusement establishment “Tokyo Dome City Attractions,” from February 1st until February 29th, 2012. “Atoraku E Ikou” is a limited term event being held through Tokyo Dome City Attractions, which by… Continue reading “Shirotsuku” Holds Tie-Up Event With Tokyo Dome City Attractions
The smartphone location sharing service Foursquare has added the “Sakura Badge,” limited to the Tokyo area. This is the first appearance of a limited badge from Foursquare in Japan. The conditions for opening a “Sakura Badge” are to follow the “Sakura Badge List” [J] with 62 spots carefully selected by Foursquare within the capital, and… Continue reading Let’s Get a Foursquare Limited Tokyo Badge!
Mapion [J] under sponsoring by NTT Docomo [J] has announced the release of the location based game “Sekai Magical Daiboken” [J] (World Magical Adventure), which allows Docomo users to play overseas, for a one year fixed term starting September 8th (Thursday). Currently Mapion offers the cell phone stamp library game “Keitai Kuni Tori Kassen” (Cell… Continue reading Mapion Offer’s 1 Year Limited Term Overseas Play Location Game “World Magical Adventure”
Colopl [J] is planning to implement the sports game watching “Pro Baseball! Colopl Series” [J] to link with their cell phone geo-location game “Koroni-na Seikatsu” (Colony Life). This will be their first attempt to collaborate with professional sports. The “Pro Baseball! Colopl Series” is for sales of special Colopl Card linked game tickets for 16… Continue reading Japanese Location-Based Service Colopl Sells Special Card With Pro-Baseball Ticket
Yumemi has announced that they are joining forces with Booyah, maker of the American location information social game “MyTown” which has over 4 million users. From now on, “MyTown” will be developed in Japan. “MyTown” is a Check-in type of location based service with strong game components. It is tied to such corporations as Disney,… Continue reading Yumemi To Develop American Location Game “MyTown” For Japan
KDDI, Japan’s second largest cellphone carrier, announced [J] their new agreement with New York based location based service Foursquare, to collaborate on promotion and customer support of their business in Japan. There are no announcement from Foursquare yet. On KDDI’s release, Foursquare’s Interim CEO Dennis Crowley told, “As seen on Tokyo is the second most… Continue reading KDDI Agrees To Assist Foursquare’s Promotion And Support In Japan
Mixi, Japan’s Facebook, last month introduced a new function, “Check-In”. As the name suggests, Check-In works much like Facebook Places does: press the “Check In” button on Mixi Mobile (the site’s cell phone version) to broadcast your current location to let your friends know where you are or share info on certain points of interests… Continue reading New Location-Based Service: Mixi Sees 2 Million “Check Ins” In First Month