Category: Japan

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Commoditizing mobile phone industry (JP)

Softbank mobile’s Son-san reportedly annouced the new pricing program (note the article in Japanese, Nikkei, the content will disappear within a few months) for its mobile phone. Now he is going to offer JPY 980 (USD 8.3) for the basic

Posted in au, ソフトバンク, docomo, innovation, Japan, keitai, mobile, SON-san, yahoo

おつかれさまでした (Congratulations)

あまり話を聞いてなかったが、昼間のプレスリリースと同じ内容だったと思います。 おつかれさまでした。(English: Congratulations! Though I was not really listening to the presentation since the place was so crowded, I suppose what he talked about was more or less the same with the press release made during the day time on

Posted in くりらじ, 九十九, ミクシィ, ツクモ, テクノラティ, デジガレ, フォン, エキサイト, excite, FON, Japan, La+Fonera, mixi, mobile, mylo, skype, softbank, sony, technorati, Tokyo, tsukumo, wifi, wireless, X01HT, yahoo

FON Japan, La Fonera to sell online JPY 0 yen, starting Dec 5, 5 Days campaign

Update: It seems you’d need to register for La Fonera and log in at http://fon.com and follow the “Japanese (日本語)” link to access that content. FON Japan has is openning up its online shop and starteding “zero” yen campaign of

Posted in ミクシィ, フォン, blog, 無料, FON, Japan, La+Fonera, martin+varsavsky, mixi, Tokyo, wifi, wireless

meishi ver2

    so this is my new business card. should be effective at offline gatherings such as FON night. sorry for being such meta,,

Posted in FON, identity, Japan, kenji mori, meishi

Number Portability on October 24

According to CNET Japan, Japan’s three major mobile carriers, notably, Docomo, AU KDD, and YAHOO have agreed that Number Portability to be effective on October 24, while the details especially the fee asoociated with changing the carrier for the same

Posted in au, docomo, Japan, keitai, mobile, softbank, vodafone

Word Of Mouth (WOM) takes care of itself

Word of mouth might just take care of itself when the product or service is remarkable like YouTube. No adaptation to specific local market needs. The following chart is the comparison of community size for YouTube vs. Google Video inside

Posted in ミクシィ, google video, innovation, Japan, mixi, Tokyo, wom, YouTube

J-wave launched “brand new j”

One of Tokyo’s most recognized FM stations, J-WAVE (81.3mhz), launched the new streaming service called “brand new J” about a week ago. Sign up It is more or less the same with the conventional online streaming radios such as WBLS or

Posted in J-Wave, Japan, last.fm, MSM, Quiet Storm, Tokyo, wbls

docomo i-mode user interface

By far the most terrible user interface I’ve experienced in my entire life. Cost me about 20 steps only to change the mobile package plan online (what they call “i-mode”). This terrible UI has been around for years; still docomo

Posted in docomo, Japan, mobile, softbank, ui, user interface, vodafone, yahoo

日本人って、こんなにいたっけ?

テクノラティのCEOの公表数値によれば、世界中のブログのなかで、もっとも多く使われている言語が何と、わが母国語の日本語だそうです。今年去年から人口が減りはじめた、我が日本ですが、こんなにいたっけなぁ?驚きです。英語の苦手な人でも、グラフだけでもどうぞ。 こちら 🙂 Update: Thanks gashu for pointing out the mistake I’ve made in the link. (inside mixi) Now it is ok.  Here is my favorite entry of his. According to technorati’s CEO, Dave Sifry, Japanese is the largest use

Posted in ミクシィ, ブログ, テクノラティ, blog, dave sifry, Japan, mixi, tag, technorati, Tokyo

The way toward my mixi request (a.k.a., maimiku request)

In mixi, people get to know each other gradually. Like any other SNS, in MIXI too, somehow it is important to express the self by uploading photo, decorating profiles, and joining communities, and exchanging messages with the new friends. Ashiato

Posted in ミクシィ, ブログ, consumer technology, folksonomy, Japan, maimiku, mixi, tag, Tokyo