Japanese Mobile Leaders Forum

A session at SXSW Interactive 2011

Monday 14th March, 2011

11:00am to 12:00pm (CST)

"Japan" "Mobile" "Social Media" - what do you see when you have these words together? Cyber utopia? Shrinking Galapagos? Ninjas with high-tech swords? It's about time we know what the real scenes are in Japan. With the leaders of the mobile social media in Japan, we will discuss what the Japanese mobile social media world looks like, where they are headed, and how the "outer world" will affect / or be affected. Needless to give examples like the explosive rise of Twitter in Japan, the question is not whether the country is the "land of the rising sun" in mobile social media or not - it's how high has the sun risen, and why.

LEVEL: Intermediate

About the speakers

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Taisei Tanaka

芸者東京という会社をやってますが、芸者の派遣はしてません。 bio from Twitter

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Takuya Miyata

Founding Partner@Scrum Ventures / Serial Entrepreneur ( J-Magic (Mobile / Japan), Neven Vision (Software / US) ) / Rugby / Marathon / Golf bio from Twitter

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Serkan Toto

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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Takahito Iguchi

Tonchidot Chairman & CMO Tokyo JAPAN Founded Tonchidot Corp. in 2008 to develop Sekai Camera AR service. bio from Twitter

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Eiji Araki

VP, Product at GREE. I love making a great service. bio from Twitter

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13 attendees

  • Daniel Heaf
  • Eiji Araki
  • hugh garry
  • takahito
  • Raghu (J Raghuraman)
  • Lucius Kwok
  • Taisei Tanaka
  • Jon Phillips
  • TH Schee
  • Dr. Serkan Toto
  • 宮田拓弥 / Tak Miyata
  • the daniel

12 trackers

  • Aleks Krotoski
  • Chris Heathcote
  • Keith Chu
  • Dan Weingrod
  • Iskander Smit
  • Joseph Miller
  • Liang Shi
  • Chrys Wu
  • micah craig
  • Matt Reed
  • River Kao
  • Tan Lam

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Time 11:00am12:00pm CST

Date Mon 14th March 2011


Salon H, Hilton Austin Downtown

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