• Why Japan is several years ahead of Europe in telecoms…

    Why Japan is several years ahead of Europe in telecoms…

    Briefing the EU Attaches at the EU Embassy in Tokyo about the reasons behind Vodafone’s departure from Japan The deeper reasons and background on why Vodafone failed in Japan Today (March 23, 2006) I was invited to brief the Technology Attaches of the Embassies of the 25 European Union countries here in Tokyo about Japan’s […]

  • FeliCa wallet phones and other mobile trends

    FeliCa wallet phones and other mobile trends

    Interview about Japan’s advanced mobile payment and e-money systems for Germany’s national network ARD Japan – years ahead of Europe in mobile payments Got interviewed about mobile FeliCa and other mobile trends in Japan by Germany’s largest broadcasting network ARD: read text of program here listen to the broadcast here (in German) Learn more about […]

  • Kamakura – three hours in Japan’s ancient capital

    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, […]

  • SANYO – NOKIA CDMA2000 JV (Interview for CNBC)

    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 […]

  • Why are keitai so hot in Japan?

    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: […]

  • About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

    About Tokyo Stock Exchange Turbulence on CNBC and RedHerring

    Wednesday January 18, 2006 I was interviewed live on CNBC’s “Worldwide Exchange” news program about the turbulence on the Tokyo Stock Exchange following lower than expected quarterly earning reports by Intel, Yahoo and IBM, and a sell-off of Livedoor shares. Here is a summary of what I said in the interview: Overall I am very […]

  • About SANYO (CNBC and Wallstreet Journal)

    About SANYO (CNBC and Wallstreet Journal)

    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 […]

  • XBox 360 Lounge in Tokyo/Aoyama

    XBox 360 Lounge in Tokyo/Aoyama

    XBox has not yet achieved the breakthrough in Japan’s competitive game markets – and Microsoft is relentlessly working to make XBox a success in Japan. Here some pictures of the new “XBox 360 Lounge” in Tokyo/Aoyama: Copyright 2013 Eurotechnology Japan KK All Rights Reserved

  • BBC world TV interview about wallet phones

    Read our CEO’s interview on BBC World TV about FeliCa wallet phones. Watch the movie of the interview:Windows Media Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|HighReal Player – Bandwith = Low|Medium|High Read our report Mobile payments in Japan. Copyright·©2013 ·Eurotechnology Japan KK·All Rights Reserved·

  • Consolidation in Japan’s game industry

    Japan’s mobile game software companies are global superpowers. They are all historically grown and linked to other industry sectors, such as characters, arcade games, pachinko (pinball parlor) machines. For details read our report on Japan’s mobile game software sector While the market for traditional home video gamesoftware is rapidly shrinking, a landslide shift is underway […]

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