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I took part in the Mobile Monday Tokyo event (July 2008)


After not being able to attend last month, I went to the Mobile Monday Tokyo event last…Monday. This time the event took place in a lounge-like club space in Akasaka.

Unfortunately, I was too late for Sadayuki Matsumoto’s presentation on trunc, a personalized homepage service focused on Japanese web applications. Matsumoto-san is Director of Operations and Chief of Web Operations at web and mobile solutions provider Xtone.

However, I was in time for Tomohito Kinose’s introduction to Nico Nico Douga and its mobile version. I have featured Japan’s answer to Youtube many times here and on Asiajin.

After Kinose-san’s presentation, I took the chance to tell him the I am the guy exposing his service to the Non-Japanese world through my Techcrunch article on Nico Nico (Japanese version) – and he was shocked to see me in person ;). Kinose-san told me he is Director both at Niwango (the company running Nico Nico) and Xtone.

I think the Mobile Monday events are always very, very valuable networking-wise and will attend the next one on August 25th as well. A friend of mine will hold a presentation next time. I don’t know if I can tell the topic here and now and therefore prefer to keep it secret.

Please keep in mind the event requires registration and that the organizers are selecting attendees individually!

Here are some pictures:

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