Wild differences in operating margins for mobile, TV media groups and electricals

We analyze the effect of the crisis on operating margins in three different sectors in Japan: (1) electronics, (2) mobile communications (3) TV media groups. In sector (1), Nintendo‘s margins are above 30% and increasing despite the crisis, while traditional electronics companies’ margins are evaporating. (2) for mobile operators DoCoMo, KDDI and SoftBank margins are […]

Japan trends 2008/2009

One of our clients in the financial industry asked me several trend questions: Q1: Biggest surprises in Japan in 2008? Collapse of Japan’s mobile phone handset market (read our blog). In this context the Japanese telecom equipment makers association invited me to give a presentation, which was booked out 2-3 weeks ahead – about 100 […]

Apple Nintendo Sony: The power of focus

Lets benchmark three iconic companies: Apple Nintendo Sony Apple Nintendo Sony: three iconic companies evolving along very different paths. Apple’s current physical products famously all fit onto a single mid-sized table. Nintendo’s current physical products as well, for SONY you’d need a warehouse. APPLE: Wednesday October 22 APPLE announced spectacular full-year results with a year-on-year […]

Tech Sector Outlook (CNBC TV interview)

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

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XBOX Japan entry

XBOX still faces difficulties in Japan XBOX Japan entry: Microsoft reduces prices by 30% Microsoft announced to reduce prices for Xbox-360 by 30% in Japan. We believe that this price reduction will not be enough to bring the breakthrough for Xbox in Japan. Nintendo has reinvented the game industry, created a completely new paradigm. Nintendo […]

XBOX Japan strategy – Microsoft still struggling

Microsoft XBOX introduced XBOX to Japan on February 22, 2002 XBOX Japan Strategy – CNBC interview Microsoft introduced the original XBOX game console in the USA on November 15, 2001, in Japan on February 22, 2002, and in Europe on March 14, 2002. During the period January-June 2005, three years after introduction of the XBOX […]

Assessing Japan’s Gaming Sector (CNBC TV interview)

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Sony Plans LCD TV Expansion

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Sony Needs a Hit Product

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Sony Spotlight (CNBC TV interview)

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Sony Needs to Change Its Game (CNBC TV interview)

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FeliCa and Mifare cooperation

Paying with the mobile phone in shops and trains, unlocking doors, security check in offices, paying the air ticket and checking in, all just by waving the wallet phone close to a reader/writer unit is addictive – and daily life in Japan today. SUICA in Tokyo, Octopus in Hong Kong and Oyster in London are […]

PSP’s wLAN connection

SONY‘s PSP includes wLAN connectivity – this image shows our company homepage displayed on a PSP’ internet browser SONY’s PSP can be used as a VOIP telephone – and has a variety of other disruptive functionalities… more in our J-Games report. At the moment PSP is being outsold by Nintendo’s DS. Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All […]

BBC TV interview about FeliCa wallet phones

Read our CEO’s interview on BBC World TV about FeliCa wallet phones. Watch the movie of the interview:Windows Media Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|HighReal Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|High Read our report Mobile payments in Japan. Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Tokyo Game Show TGS2005: Playstation vs Microsoft XBOX vs absent Nintendo DS

Nintendo wins on mindshare despite traditional absence from TGS Tokyo Game Show TGS2005: Battle of the console and handheld platforms, while native mobile game applis on the path to disrupt Here some highlights of this year’s Tokyo Game Show TGS2005: SONY vs Microsoft. At last year’s TGS2004 Microsoft’s XBOX exhibit was pretty low-key in a […]

SonyEricsson design team presentation & discussion

The SonyEricsson mobile phone design team gave a very impressive presentation of their work at the Swedish Embassy yesterday. Here is Art Director Mr Kawagoi, who created the famous SonyEricsson logo, explaining the messages contained in his creation: Here Swedish Managers of the SonyEricsson Creative Design Center from Lund/Sweden: My conclusion: expect a lot more […]

Tokyo Game Show TGS2004 (Sept 24-26, 2004): breakthrough for native mobile games

Mobile phone games at the center of TGS2004 Docomo at the center of attention with JAVA native mobile games for i-Mode The annual “Tokyo Game Show” sets trends and is a must for game professionals and fans. More than 100 companies exhibit. This years highlight is the SONY “PlayStation Portable” – PSP – to be […]

Masaru Ibuka, Founder of SONY, Obituary for NATURE

Masaru Ibuka obituary in NATURE by Gerhard Fasol After Masaru Ibuka (井深大) died on December 19, 1997, NATURE asked me to write an obituary about Masaru Ibuka, which was published in Nature on February 26, 1998, and you can download the article as a pdf-file here. The reference is: Gerhard Fasol, “Obituary: Masaru Ibuka (1908-97)”, […]

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