Friday, May 22, 2015

Japan's Softbank in 2014 saw its revenue tripling to AUD $2.11 billion

Picture: Japanese phone key pad


"Japan's Softbank, last year saw its revenue tripling to 1.5 billion euros ($2.11 billion) and profit doubling to 515 million euros."

Source: Less is more: the risky strategy behind the world's biggest mobile game
 May 21, 2015 Jussi Rosendahl
The Age Newspaper

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Trend: Japanese customers prefer clamshell phones as sales rise 6 percent

Galapagos japanese clamshell phone copyright peter hanami 2007

Picture: Galapagos Japanese clamshell phone 

"year-on-year shipments of feature phones (known as Galapagos phones in that they have unique Japan features), which typically open like a clamshell and come with physical buttons, increased in fiscal 2014 for the first time in seven years. Japan saw a total shipment of 10.4 million Galapagos phones,
 up 6 percent from fiscal 2013. "

Japan’s ‘Galapagos phones’ making a comeback
Japan Times
Monday 18th May, 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015

Video: Morning rush at Kyoto station in Japan

Video: Morning rush at Kyoto station in Japan