September 10, 2009

More than 50% of smartphone users have iPhone in Japan

Japan's's report shows that more than 20% have Smartphone, and more than 25% of people under 39 have Smartphone. I was surprised to see that more than 28% of teens responded that they had Smartphone. Note that 14.5% of teens said that they didn't have any cell phones.
February 11, 2009

“Mobile Search” and “Keyword & Content” sessions at SES London

I'm doing "Mobile Search" and "Keyword & Content" sessions at SES London next week in Islington, UK. While "mobile search" hasn't happened in US, UK and in Europe, it has been happening... in fact it's huge in Asia especially in Japan. I hope to introduce some ideas of how to integrate mobile into the marketing mix.
June 25, 2008

Japanese mobile web market is getting hotter!

Mobile Internet and mobile search have a long history in Japan. These are some of th e points, which you should know about mobile internet, mobile web and mobile search in Japan that would lead you to successful mobile SEO and SEM campaigns.
March 24, 2008

Japanese use mobile in the tub, really!

The latest survey done in Japan shows that more than 40% of them bring cell phone when they soaked in a tub. Many of them use it to check and send e-mails, and to listen to the music. I guess being water resistant is a must-have feature of cell phone in Japan.
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.