Tokyo Met Government Releases Puzzle Game To Enlighten Consumer Intelligece For iOS And Android

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government bureau of citizens and cultural affairs released an iOS/Android app “Mamore! Shuuma & Elme”(mamore = protect), which is the first ever game app to pass on consumer information by local government in Japan, according to the release [J]. The game itself is a typical puzzle game, where you need to line up… Continue reading Tokyo Met Government Releases Puzzle Game To Enlighten Consumer Intelligece For iOS And Android

Rakuten’s New Grocery Delivery Service Expantion Troubled In Poor Operation

Rakuten Mart, a new online grocery delivery service run by Japan’s giant e-commerce mall company Rakuten, expanded its delivery areas in Greater Tokyo on March 11, is failing to deliver the ordered foods, lots of bad reviews start circulating on the web. Rakuten’s own review service is getting harsh reviews, many tells that their ordering… Continue reading Rakuten’s New Grocery Delivery Service Expantion Troubled In Poor Operation

KDDI’s Subsidiary Wire And Wireless To Offer Free WiFi At Starbucks, Starting From Tokyo

Wire and Wireless (wi2), a subsidiary of Japan’s second largest cellphone carrier KDDI, announced [J] its new free WiFi program at Starbucks Coffee chain-store in Japan. Free WiFi at cafe? If you have ever tried to find free WiFi in Japan, you know this is a news. The free WiFi program, “at_STARBUCKS_Wi2”, is sponsored by… Continue reading KDDI’s Subsidiary Wire And Wireless To Offer Free WiFi At Starbucks, Starting From Tokyo

Location Based Tag Event Hosted By Mapion, Tokyo Metro Train Lines

Mapion, [J] is hosting “Kunitori Onigokko 2012” (Country Grab Tag 2012) for “Keitai Kunitori Kassen” [J] (Cell Phone Country Grab Battle), their location based game for mobile phones.  It will run from April 24th until June 11th at 3:00 P.M. “Country Grab Tag 2012” is an event continuing from the stamp rally in partnership with… Continue reading Location Based Tag Event Hosted By Mapion, Tokyo Metro Train Lines

Shibuya 109 Fashion Social Game Release

Tokyu Malls Development, run by Butterfly and the fashion building “SHIBUYA 109,” have released “SHIBUYA 109 -StyleCollection-”, a social game for mixi based on “SHIBUYA 109.” “SHIBUYA 109 -StyleCollection-” is a reality based social game coupled with the actual fashion building as the setting.  Users become the manager of a newly opened “SHIBUYA 109” shop,… Continue reading Shibuya 109 Fashion Social Game Release

Mark Zuckerberg’s Surprise Appearance At Mobile Hack Tokyo, Also A Meeting With Prime Minister

Mark Zuckerberg is showing up at the event in Tokyo now. The event is Facebook Mobile Hack Tokyo [J] at Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi. Photos by @ken_b4u, http://twitpic.com/92rfn1 http://twitpic.com/92ridj [Update 4] A Japanese Facebook user recorded when Zuckerberg appeared. You see how the attendees (expected someone else) were surprised. [Update][Update 3] Some Twitter users tweeted that… Continue reading Mark Zuckerberg’s Surprise Appearance At Mobile Hack Tokyo, Also A Meeting With Prime Minister

Experiment: Can You Identify Twitter Users In Tokyo?

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?

“Shirotsuku” Holds Tie-Up Event With Tokyo Dome City Attractions

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

Not Only Tokyo – Twitter Japan Adds 6 More Japanese Cities On Trending Topics

Twitter added more choices of cities on its trending keywords in Japan on February 2. There were only all-Japan and Tokyo rankings before. 6 cities, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Kyoto, Fukuoka and Sendai are the new ones. View Twitter Trends On New Japanese Cities in a full screen map There are many bigger cities than Sendai,… Continue reading Not Only Tokyo – Twitter Japan Adds 6 More Japanese Cities On Trending Topics

Gundam Rising Again In Tokyo Waterfront Next Spring

Life-size Gundam Statue which had over 4 million visitors only in 52 days in 2009 Summer at Odaiba, Tokyo waterfront is announced [J] to come back 2012 Spring. An imaginary CG photo provided by Bandai is here, Darwinfish205 releases a movie report that the legs are being built in front of the new location DiverCity… Continue reading Gundam Rising Again In Tokyo Waterfront Next Spring