Japan top grossing smartphone apps

5 top listed smartphone app companies have combined market cap of US$ 14 billion (excluding LINE) LINE is currently a private company and LINE’s company value is generally estimated in the US$ 10-15 billion range, so if we include LINE, the combined market value of Japan’s top 5 smartphone game companies is on the order […]

Japan Google Play top grossing Android apps

25 Japan Google Play top grossing Android Apps of June 6, 2015 (All Categories) Japan game market report (398 pages, pdf-file): [buy] [subscribe] [information] No. 1 Monster strike (by Mixi) No. 2 Puzzle & Dragons by GungHo No. 3「LINE: ディズニーツムツム」LINE Disney tsumu tsumu (by LINE Corporation & Disney) No. 4「白猫プロジェクト」”White Cat project” by COLOPL Inc. […]

Nintendo smartphone pivot?!

Nintendo partners with DeNA Taking Nintendo intellectual property and characters to smartphones Nintendo was founded on September 23, 1889 by Fujasiro Yamauchi in Kyoto for the production of handmade “hanafuda” cards. Nintendo Headquarters are still located in Kyoto (you can see the Nintendo headquarters building from the Kyoto railway station). The Chinese characters used to […]

Google Play Japan – top grossing Android Apps ranking

Android smart phone apps ranking in Japan by gross revenues (Feb. 18, 2015) Japan game market report (398 pages, pdf-file): [buy] [subscribe] [information] AppAnnie showed that in terms of combined iOS AppStore + Google Play revenues, Japan is No. 1 globally, spending more than the USA. Therefore Japan is naturally the No. 1 target globally […]

Apple-Samsung Patent War and Impact on Japans Industries (talk at Foreign Correspondents Club Tokyo on Oct 2, 2012)

PROFESSIONAL LUNCHEON “Apple-Samsung Patent War and Impact on Japans Industries” Speaker: Gerhard Fasol Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:00-13:30 Foreign Correspondents Club Japan (FCCJ), Yurakucho Outline: In a global war to dominate the smartphone market, Samsung and Apple have been at each other’s throats, playing out the war in courts around the world and accusing each […]

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

Presentation at the CEATEC Conference, talk NT-13, Meeting Room 302, International Conference Hall, Makuhari Messe, Friday October 3, 2008, 11:00-12:00. See the announcement here [in English] and in Japanese [世界の携帯電話市場のパラダイム変更と日本の携帯電話メーカーのチャンス] The emergence of iPhone, Android, open-sourcing of Symbian, and the growth of mobile data services are changing the paradigm of the global mobile phone business […]

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