Paradigm change of the global mobile phone business and opportunities for Japanese mobile phone makers

presentation by Gerhard Fasol, at the Industry Association of Japanese telecom and networking equipment makers, Friday November 27, 2008, 15:00-16:30 Presentation was fully booked several weeks before the talk, attended by about 100 managers and executives of Japan’s telecom equipment makers, and included also the Vice-Minister/Secretary of State of Japan’s General Affairs Ministry, which is […]

The Opaquenes of Japan’s social network systems (SNS)

Opaqueness of Japan’s SNS was a point of discussion at the Next Context Conference. When you use Japan’s social network systems, instead of portrait photographs and real names in Western SNS, in Japan you’ll find that most people use phantasy names and pictures of churches, cats, airplanes, clowns and cartoons instead of passport photographs. Japanese […]

New Japan vs old Japan: Japan’s two worlds

Japan’s two worlds New Japan vs Old Japan A few days ago the New Context Conference was held here in Tokyo, mainly about social network systems (SNS), top executives including CEO of LinkedIn, Facebook, and some exciting new photo, video conference and e-learning companies discussed market entry to Japan. Japan’s two markets Takeshi Natsuno, one […]

Nomura CEO, Kenichi Watanabe speaks about the Lehman Brothers acquisition

Nomura CEO, Kenichi Watanabe, today gave a presentation about the acquisition of the former Lehman Brothers operations in Europe & ME, Japan, Asia (ex-Japan) and in India. Nomura acquired: Europe and ME: Equities and investment banking operations (approx 250 people) Fixed income staff (approx 150 people) Japan: approx. 1100 people Asia (ex-Japan): approx. 1500 people […]

Modo Gakuen Cocoon Tower in Tokyo Shinjuku

Modo Gakuen Cocoon Tower in Tokyo Shinjuku Purpose: shared by three Universities and schools, and others 4 underground floors + 50 above ground floors building started: May 1, 2006 opened: October 15, 2008 Architects: Tange Associates Building company: Shimizu Copyright (c) 2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

Panasonic negotiates to acquire SANYO to form US$ 110 billion group

SANYO suffered from Niigata Chuetsu earthquake of Oct. 23, 2004 Panasonic attracted to SANYO’s battery and energy technologies On November 7, 2008 Panasonic (“Ideas for Life”) and Sanyo (slogan: “Think GAIA”) announced that they entered negotiations which can potentially lead to an acquisition of Sanyo by Panasonic to form one of the largest electronics groups […]

Yamaha Mobile Orchestra – mobile phones musical instruments

Using the motion, acceleration and position sensors to convert smart phones into musical instruments Yamaha Mobile Orchestra uses mobile phones equipped with motion and acceleration sensors as musical instruments Copyright (c) 2008-2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

eMobile – interview with CEO and founder Dr Sachio Semmoto by Dr. Gerhard Fasol

New entrant challenging Japan’s mobile incumbents Docomo and KDDI and SoftBank. A discussion between Dr Sachio Semmoto and Dr. Gerhard Fasol Dr Sachio Semmoto: one of Japan’s most successful serial entrepreneurs eMobile is Japan’s newest & fastest growing mobile operator, focused on mobile broadband – currently at HSDPA speeds up to 7.2 Mbps and HSUPA/EUL […]

NSG Pilkington CEO: Four critical factors for Japanese corporates making major international acquisitions

NSG Pilkington CEO, Stuart Chambers, CEO of NSG Group, press conference on October 16, 2008 NSG Pilkington: Nippon Sheet Glass acquired Pilkington in June 2006 On February 16th, 2006, Nippon Sheet Glass‘ offer for the 80% of Pilkington plc it did not already own, for US$ 3.14 billion in total, was accepted by Pilkington’s share […]

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