Tuesday 15th March, 2011
11:00am to 12:00pm
Japan remains a big question mark. Sometimes qualified as strange, sometimes thought as very innovative, often unknown to many. Can you name one Japanese startup? Can you name one Japanese web service that you use? Do you know Facebook is almost inexistent there? With the recent successes of Twitter (almost 20% of worldwide tweets are in Japanese), the iPhone (shaking a very insular mobile market), is Japan opening up to the US and the world? Similarly, with Rakuten, the Japanese eBay, acquiring Buy.com & opening offices in the US, but also entering China and elsewhere, are we witnessing a new era of Japanese companies' expansion? Japan remains a land of opportunities. A country where innovative models are popping up every day. Let's learn about Japan.
Online ad/media business consultant, Japan market specialist, and ad:tech Tokyo Advisor bio from Twitter
Digital strategist, Genkii & One Coin Comics co-founder, futurist, science fiction/screen/stage writer, music/game/beer/wine dork bio from Twitter
Japan-based web, mobile and gaming industry consultant. Contributor for @TechCrunch US since 2008. MBA. PhD in economics. 7-lingual. Ex-慶應義塾大学. German. Gamer. bio from Twitter
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