January 21, 2008

Search Around The World at SES Paris

On Feb 15, I spoke about Japanese Internet Market during the Search Around The World session at Search Engine Strategies Paris. It was the only session provided in English. I was happy to see we had a good attendance to the session.
January 11, 2008

Japanese Government’s statement caused DeNA’s stock to fall

Japanese government's new regulation to require all mobile service providers to use a filtering system to ban children (under 18) from accessing certain websites/mobile sites has caused Japan's most popular mobile portal, Mobaga Town's owner, DeNA's stock to fall rapidly.
January 3, 2008

Yahoo Japan’s face lift for the New Year

Yahoo Japan entered 2008 with a new home page, which has no category list. Though it has a search box right below the Yahoo Japan logo, it looks that Yahoo Japan is shifting to be more as a portal site than as a search site.
December 11, 2007

Back from SES Chicago and only 20 days left in the year!

I spoke about Japanese Internet Market at SES Chicago 2007's "Search Around The World" session on day 1. The Asian market including Japan is an important market for not only the large corporations but also for small and mid-size businesses. I hope my presentation gave some new information to people came to the session.
November 28, 2007

SES Tokyo 2008

I'm pleased to write that I'm co-hosting the Search Engine Strategies Conference & Expo in Tokyo next Spring! We are currently making all the strategic plans, selecting speakers, contacting sponsors, etc. to produce a great event for Japanese SEO/SEM professionals in Japan.