Kamakura – three hours in Japan’s ancient capital

published in The Wallstreet Journal’s “three hours in…” series (this is the unedited original manuscript, Wall Street Journal printed an edited and shorter version) Guest guide Gerhard Fasol takes you to his favorite town in Japan. Kamakura – Your Guide: Gerhard Fasol, Founder and CEO of Eurotechnology Japan KK, a group of hands-on Japan experts, […]

Electronics industry Telecommunications

SANYO – NOKIA CDMA2000 JV (Interview for CNBC)

Was interviewed today about the announced JV between SANYO and Nokia for CDMA2000 phone handsets (I added some corrections here): [Q1] How will SANYO benefit from this, since they are the ones who have the technology, what do they hope to gain from working with Nokia? Or is this merely a way to reduce costs […]

Galagapos effect Telecommunications

Why are keitai so hot in Japan?

Seminar announcement The European Institute of Japanese Studies (EIJS Academy in Tokyo) of the Stockholm School of Economics will hold a seminar in Tokyo-Marunochi on Thursday, February 16, 2006: Topic: “Why are Mobile Phones (Keitai) so hot in Japan? – and How European companies in all sectors can profit from Keitai” Speaker: Gerhard Fasol Agenda: […]