Briefing 30 Swedish Controllers / CFO’s of Investor AB’s portfolio companies on Japan’s telecom markets

by Gerhard Fasol April 24, 2006 was my Swedish Day: for breakfast I was invited to IKEA’s opening party for their new store in Funabashi (I met even with the global Chairman of IKEA – that he attended the opening in Funabashi shows how seriously IKEA is taken the market entry to Japan) – we… Continue reading Briefing 30 Swedish Controllers / CFO’s of Investor AB’s portfolio companies on Japan’s telecom markets

SANYO – NOKIA CDMA2000 JV (Interview for CNBC)

Gerhard Fasol 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… Continue reading SANYO – NOKIA CDMA2000 JV (Interview for CNBC)

About SANYO (CNBC and Wallstreet Journal)

Gerhard Fasol CNBC

Wednesday Nov 16, 2005, I was interviewed live on CBNC’s Asia Market Wrap with Christine Tan about SANYO’s plans to sell it’s financial division. Some of my friends asked me what I sad in this program – so here is my transcript from memory. Here is roughly what I said: Fundamentally I am very hopeful… Continue reading About SANYO (CNBC and Wallstreet Journal)

Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Economist

Eurotechnology Japan KK in the press: Bloomberg: Vodafone K.K.’s Tsuda Seeks Growth in Japan, Not Sale BusinessWeek: How Sharp Stays On The Cutting Edge. More on SHARP in our report on Japan’s electronics industries BusinessWeek: Lasers Are About to Enter Their Blue Period BusinessWeek: Vodafone’s Bad Connection In Japan The Economist: Vodafone – not so… Continue reading Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Economist

PENCK (KDDI-AU Designer Series)

PENCK phone by Makoto Saito Design Office for KDDI's design series.

Today, February 18, KDDI-AU introduced PENCK – the latest model in the Designer Series, designed by Makoto Saito Design Office Inc.: Designer: Makoto Saito Design Office Inc. Data rate = 2.4 Mbps Music = Chaku-Uta-Full, stereo speakers Camera = 1.24 Megapixel, incl QR barcode reader GPS = incl. Naviwalk navigation and more… When I was… Continue reading PENCK (KDDI-AU Designer Series)

Cisco-VP: "In the future Internet business models will come from Japan"

In today’s Wallstreet Journal (Dec 7, 2004), Mike Volpi, Senior VP of CISCO’s routing technology group, is quoted as saying: “In the past the internet business models, technologies and applications were all coming from the US, but today, through broadband, Japan is about to become the number one country in the area of Internet. In… Continue reading Cisco-VP: "In the future Internet business models will come from Japan"

KDDI announces Talby mobile phone designed by Marc Newson

Marc Newson designed Talby mobile phone announced by KDDI as part of the KDDI Design Project, today branded iida phones

KDDI – au Design Series mobile phones (today: iida brand) Marc Newson designed Talby phone and user interface for KDDI / au On 13 October 2004, KDDI/AU announced “talby”, the third phone in their “AU design series”. Volume sales start in December 2004. We expect that “talby” will be similarly successful as “infobar” one year… Continue reading KDDI announces Talby mobile phone designed by Marc Newson

SonyEricsson design team presentation & discussion

The SonyEricsson mobile phone design team gave a very impressive presentation of their work at the Swedish Embassy yesterday. Here is Art Director Mr Kawagoi, who created the famous SonyEricsson logo, explaining the messages contained in his creation: Here Swedish Managers of the SonyEricsson Creative Design Center from Lund/Sweden: My conclusion: expect a lot more… Continue reading SonyEricsson design team presentation & discussion

Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business world for Mme Nicole Fontaine

Briefing about Japan’s high-technology business sector for Mme Nicole Fontaine, Vice-Minister for Industry of France Tokyo, Friday, September 20, 2002, at the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan. Copyright·©1997-2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

Bio-Nanotechnology in Japan – Impact on Foreign Corporations

Presentation at the EU-Japan Center Tokyo and at Stanford University on April 11, 2002 in the SPRING 2002 Seminar/Public Lecture Series – Topics in International Advanced Technology of the US-Asia Technology Management Center. Copyright 1997-2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved