Chang Kim wrote on his blog web20asia
"Masashi gave me the '101 lesson' on the Japanese web and blog market status. It was perhaps the best description of Japanese web/mobile industry a man could give in one hour ..." interesting read
Main points Masashi Kobayashi (A VC and blogger) made:
- The main focus of the Japanse web service has been shifted to mobile.
- New profit models are popping up.
- Blogs are being tied up with vertical industries to create new values and profit models.
- UGC (User-generated Content) is booming, but Japanese Media industry is extremely slow to the change.
via Paul Woodward