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disruption Mobile

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 […]

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Japan's electronics industry Mobile mobile music

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

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Mobile

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 […]

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Mobile

Nokia & Sony Ericsson Results Likely to Disappoint (CNBC TV interview)

More in our J-ELECTRIC report: http://www.eurotechnology.com/store/j_electric/ Copyright (c) 2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

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Mobile

eMobile: "New age" mobile operator innovates

“New Age” mobile operator eMobile started with a “green field” nationwide HSDPA 3G network offering commercial services since March 31, 2007. By August 2008, eMobile has attracted more than 750,000 subscribers. eMobile‘s network covers about 85% of Japan at this time. At an investors conference, eMobile‘s CEO recently explained, how his company could reduce the […]

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Mobile

iPhone in Japan – in the press

Here some articles about the panel discussion at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan on the topic “Will The iPhone Trigger A Turning Point In Japan’s Mobile Phone Industry?” Apple iPhone is having success in Japan against local internet mobiles (The Australian) The iPhone’s impact in Japan (BusinessWeek) Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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media Mobile TV

75% of mobile phones in Japan ship with digital mobile TV

Digital mobile TV started in Japan in 2005 – about 3 years ago: KDDI/AU sold the first phones with digital mobile TV starting in October 2005, at the same time mobile TV was available for public testing. The official commercial service of mobile TV started on April 1, 2006. Today more than 75% ship with […]

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Mobile

Last 2G phone shipped 8 months ago in Japan

Second generation (2G) phones silently bowed out of Japan’s market 8 months ago: the last 2G phones in Japan were shipped in December 2007. KDDI/AU switched off their 2G radio network in March this year, and both DoCoMo and SoftBank announced that they will switch off their slow and expensive 2G networks in the very […]

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Mobile

Will the iPhone trigger a turning point in Japan’s mobile phone industry?

Tetsuzo Matsumoto (Senior Executive Vice-President and Board Member of SOFTBANK MOBILE Corporation), Gerhard Fasol (CEO, Eurotechnology Japan KK)and Dennis Normile (Japan Correspondent of SCIENCE Magazine, and FCCJ) discuss about the future of Japan’s mobile phone market. “Will the iPhone trigger a turning point in Japan’s mobile phone industry?”(Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan, Tokyo Wednesday, August […]

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Mobile

How many iPhones were sold in July 2008 in Japan?

How many iPhones did SoftBank sell in Japan during July? Our estimate: between 75,000 – 125,000. Read on about how we arrived at this estimate. Net growth of mobile subscription numbers in Japan (Japan’s mobile market grows by about 5.5 million per year – for more analysis read our JCOMM-Report). How did we arrive at […]

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M&A Software telecommunications

NTT-Data expands to Europe: Acquisition of Cirquent GmbH

NTT Data and BMW agreed today, that NTT Data will acquire 72.9% of outstanding shares of Cirquent GmbH NTT Data thus gains BMW as largest customer in Europe Today, August 1, 2008, NTT Data and BMW agreed, that NTT Data will acquire 72.9% of the outstanding shares of Cirquent GmbH in order to globalize. Cirquent […]

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Mobile

It’s an entirely different story for the iPhone in Japan than anywhere else…

In a terse one-line press announcement “SoftBank today announced it has signed an agreement with Apple to bring the iPhone to Japan later this year”. (Of course we are talking about the 3G i-Phone, because Japan has almost switched off the 2G networks, and has essentially stopped selling 2G phones for a couple of years […]

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Mobile

Japan’s Mobile Space Not Saturated

More in our J-COMM report: http://www.eurotechnology.com/store/jcomm/ Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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Internet media Mobile

Yahoo Japan – Yahoo! Complication

There are two YAHOO!s – YAHOO! Inc and YAHOO! KK. (ヤフー株式会社) Yahoo! KK, ヤフー株式会社 is a Japanese corporation listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Yahoo! KK (ヤフー株式会社) is not a full/100% subsidiary of Yahoo Inc, but Yahoo! KK is a publicly traded company, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Ownership of Yahoo! KK (ヤフー株式会社) 35.45% […]

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Mobile

Mobile Industry Resilient to the downturn (CNBC TV interview)

More in our report on Japan’s telecom and mobile sector Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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Mobile

iPhone Dials into Japan (CNBC TV interview)

More about SoftBank and SoftBank’s iPhone business in Japan Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

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Mobile

Market caps of companies in mobile: global vs local

Google, Apple, Nokia, HTC, Vodafone and are winning the driver’s seat of the global internet revolution. DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank essentially stay inside Japan for now – limiting their growth prospects and leaving global opportunities to others. GOOGLE with Android and APPLE with iPhone are reaching for the driver’s seat of the global mobile data […]

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Mobile

SoftBank and KDDI win market share, Docomo loses

SoftBank from 4th to 1st position within less than 12 months… SoftBank‘s turn-round of x-Vodafone-Japan, went faster than many expected. Within less than 12 months SoftBank went from last place to first place in customer sign-ups, overtaking even KDDI‘s super-popular AU. Willcom recently suffers from SoftBank‘s revival, as well as from eMobile‘s flat rate data […]

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Mobile

First half FY2008 results: SoftBank and KDDI profits increase, DoCoMo’s trends is downward

In the last few days NTT, NTT-DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank announced their first half financial results. SoftBank and KDDI are the winners both for market share and for profits, while DoCoMo‘s results and market shares are sinking, and pulling the NTT-Group down at this time. Extrapolation indicates that DoCoMo‘s net profits may fall into the […]

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Mobile

KDDI Set To Post Record H1 Profit (CNBC TV interview)

Need to know more about KDDI? Read our Report on KDDI Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·