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Apple's success in Japan inspires game devs

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Taking up herewith Japanese Electronics Trend News by Media in last week.
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Sep 19 Apple's success in Japan inspires game devs (escapistmagazine.com)
 The iPhone has managed to do what the Xbox 360 could not: make Japan fall in love with it. The Japanese have been somewhat reluctant to adopt other technology from Western companies - most notably the Xbox 360 - but they warmly embraced Apple's iPhone and iPod. Cell phones are an intrinsic part of modern Japanese culture, but even so the acceptance of the iPhone has been rather remarkable.
Sep 19 Sanyo to recall 160,000 units / Top-opening washer-dryers pose fire risk (Yomiuri)
 Sanyo Electric Co. will recall about 160,000 top-opening, drum-type washer-dryers that were found to pose a fire risk and replace them with new ones, the company said Friday. The Consumer Affairs Agency has urged the firm to take drastic measures as it had recalled washer-dryers four times owing to fire incidents.
Sep 18 Japan electronics retailers selling excess stock at fire-sale prices (tradingmarkets.com)
 Japanese electronics mass retailers are opening more outlets that sell excess inventories and display products at fire-sale prices. BEST DENKI CO. entered this segment in March, opening 12 Outlet Best stores since, mainly in the southern region of Kyushu by tapping closed facilities and converting existing stores facing harsh competition from rivals.
Sep 17 Some baby monitors cause problems in Japan (Stars & Stripes)
 Warning: Your baby monitor could knock your neighbors off their cellular phone grids and ground aircraft. American military officials this week are warning families not to use baby monitors bought in the U.S. after recent reports that Japanese cell phone traffic was interrupted outside base housing areas. Marine Corps Bases Japan issued an alert Monday ordering personnel not to use certain baby monitors, cordless phones and walkie-talkies.
Sep 17 Sony introduces its thinnest Walkman (wired.com)
 The spotlight may be on Microsoft's newly released Zune media player but that didn't deter Sony launching its thinnest Walkman players. Sony introduced the NW-A840, a extremely thin device that has a 2.8-inch OLED screen, FM radio, noise canceling and TV-out features. The Walkmans will be released in Japan at the end of next month and are expected to be available in the U.S. later.
Sep 16 Google fights controversy with cute in Japan (CNET)
 Some of you may remember a video I posted a few months ago, created by Google Japan to promote its Chrome browser. It's really a testament to how much faith Google Japan has in its stuff that it has all the time to screw around making fancy YouTube videos. Here's another awesome little animation created by the Google Japan crew to explain how its Street View system works.
Sep 16 Apple polishes up its gadget arsenal (Japan Times)
 Apple's "It's Only Rock and Roll" music-technology event last week was closely watched by Apple fans in Japan, where many consumers have anointed the iPod and iPhone as their music players of choice over the past few years, even over homegrown competitors such as Sony. The big revelation was a video camera for the iPod Nano, which caught many tech analysts off guard.
Sep 16 Yahoo Games popular in Japan (webpronews.com)
 Japan's online gaming population has increased 28 percent over the past year to 16.5 million visitors in July 2009, and reaching nearly one fourth of Japan's online population, according to a new report from comScore. Yahoo Games led the category with 4.8 million visitors, up 13 percent from the previous year. Hangame.co.jp ranked second with 3 million visitors, followed by Wazap with 2.5 million visitors (up 42%).
Sep 15 Google runs crop circle logo in Pacific region countries (examiner.com)
 Google has put up a special "crop circle" logo in some Pacific region countries. Google Japan, China, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia all have up the special logo today, September 15th, which features a UFO hovering over a field with the Google logo spelled out. Each country that Google used the special logo had it linked to a search for that country's word for "crop circle". In Japan, the link went to a search for "mystery circles."
Sep 15 'Recession proof' gaming industry now struggling (Japan Times)
 Despite its reputation for being recession-proof, the domestic video game industry is having a tough time and first-half sales are looking weak, industry experts said Monday. This month, a version of "Pokemon" for the Nintendo DS and the debut of new PlayStation 3 are scheduled to take place, but it will still be difficult to achieve last year's sales figures.
Sep 12 Sony dominates in Japan (IGN)
 We already knew that the PS3 saw a hardware surge in Japan last week thanks to the release of the slimline system. Today, we learned that it wasn't just the hardware. PS3 also grabbed the top software spot thanks to Namco Bandai's Gundam Senki, released opposite the system and also included with the system as part of a limited edition hardware bundle.
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By J.S. on Sep 25, 2009
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