September 30, 2009

Do you want new Japanese ccTLDs?

ICANN announced its plan to begin offering TLDs in different letters and characters other than Alphabet in 2010. The plan includes Japanese characters, which makes domains such as ".Japan" and ".Tokyo".
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.
September 9, 2009

ad:tech Tokyo ’09 was a blast!

The recap of the first ad:tech conference held in Tokyo, Japan in Sept 2009. While majority of sessions were (mass) advertising heavy, the exhibit hall was filled with search vendors. Great conference with eager to learn delegates.
August 28, 2009

Overture will operate under Yahoo Japan

Yahoo Japan announced today that Overture Japan will operate under Yahoo Japan brand starting October 1, 2009. Overture is currently a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan, providing the PPC services for PC and mobile for Japanese search market.