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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Japan Web: A New Beginning or the Galapagos

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Japan remains a big question mark. Sometimes qualified as strange, sometimes thought as very innovative, often unknown to many. Can you name one Japanese startup? Can you name one Japanese web service that you use? Do you know Facebook is almost inexistent there? With the recent successes of Twitter (almost 20% of worldwide tweets are in Japanese), the iPhone (shaking a very insular mobile market), is Japan opening up to the US and the world? Similarly, with Rakuten, the Japanese eBay, acquiring Buy.com & opening offices in the US, but also entering China and elsewhere, are we witnessing a new era of Japanese companies' expansion? Japan remains a land of opportunities. A country where innovative models are popping up every day. Let's learn about Japan.
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avatar for Naoki Aoyagi

Naoki Aoyagi

CEO | GREE International Inc | Naoki Aoyagi joined GREE in March 2006 as the company's chief financial officer. Under his leadership, GREE went public with phenomenal success in 2008. He established GREE International in January 2011, and serves as the first CEO. He has nearly 10 years of experience in financial operations and management in the technology, media, telecom and internet sectors, including four years at Deutsche Bank where he held... Read More →
avatar for Michi Kaifu

Michi Kaifu

CEO | ENOTECH Consulting
avatar for Ko Orita

Ko Orita

President | Digital Media Strategies LLC | Ko is a Seattle-based analyst and business consultant focusing on online advertising and media. Japan’s top advertising agencies, media companies, and ad networks are among Ko’s clients, for services ranging from industry research, to technology and service evaluation, to partnership strategies. Ko is a regular speaker at industry conferences and corporate seminars in Japan. Currently he is an... Read More →
avatar for Paul Papadimitriou

Paul Papadimitriou

VP, Principal Analyst | Constellation Research | I am an industry analyst focusing on online media, its impact on how corporations and individuals communicate, and the redefinition of social norms through new technologies. I try to understand how technology impacts people, how cultures impact technology and where brands fit in this feedback loop. With more than a decade of experience as a lobbyist and business consultant, I deliver intelligence... Read More →
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Hiroko Tabuchi

Japan Business Correspondent | The New York Times
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Serkan Toto

Japan Correspondent | TechCrunch | Part-time, Dr. Serkan Toto works as the first and only Asia-based writer for the TechCrunch network, mainly covering Japan-related technology and web companies for TechCrunch, CrunchGear and MobileCrunch. Full-time, Serkan is working as an independent web and mobile industry consultant with a focus on the Japanese market. He is 7-lingual, holds an MBA and is a PhD in economics. Serkan is a German of Turkish... Read More →



Tuesday March 15, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton, Salon K 500 East 4th Street

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