Mobile Monday Tokyo: Massive Turn-Out!

Wow! We have always said we’d be happy if 80, maybe 100 people show up for any particular MoMo. And after a two-month summer break, and in the face of what has proven to be a destructive typhoon #14, we weren’t expecting such a large crowd. You proved us waaaaay wrong! 🙂

Can you spell chaos with a capital “K??” Woot! MoMo Tokyo’s 1st birthday bash was (almost) out of control. Best count, thanks to our somewhat tipsy volunteers, shows almost 300 strong turned out to munch and mingle with reckless abandon. It was super to see plenty of new faces combined with many of the usual suspects generating a vibrant buzz in the house all night long. Continue reading Mobile Monday Tokyo: Massive Turn-Out!

MoMo Tokyo – 5 September – 1st Birthday Bash

Summer break’s over, and MoMo Tokyo is back to rock your socks!

MoMo Tokyo - 5 September - 1st Birthday Bash
日本語版

It seems like only yesterday that we announced our launch event! But that was last September — a lifetime in the mobile space — and we’ve since grown from bottle-feed darlings to lovable little monsters getting our fingers into everybody’s (wireless) business!

The 5 September MoMo event will have plenty of room for everyone — including well-wishers from the ACCJ — at the uber-trendy loft-style club Warehouse in Azabu-Juban. The evening includes presentations from Opera Japan and FreeVerse Partners, with a super buffet by the good folks at Continue reading MoMo Tokyo – 5 September – 1st Birthday Bash

MoMo東京の第1誕生日の強打:9月5日

MoMo東京の第1誕生日の強打:9月5日

MoMo Tokyo - 5 September - 1st Birthday Bash

モバイルネットワーキングイベント -モバイルマンデー(MoMo)をウェアハウス(Warehouse)にて下記のとおり開催致します。コーポレートグルメ(Corporate Gourmet)によるケータリングフードと共にお楽しみ下さい。

料金JPY1,000但し事前登録者無料!

今回はフリーヴァース、オペラよりそれぞれプレゼンターをお招きしています。

プレゼンターより:

フリーヴァース・パートナーズ:斉藤一興氏/代表取締役
Mobile Movie Showdo“とはTruVideoの技術を駆使し、BREWアプリ上で動画再生を可能とするために、FVP社と共同開発したSDKおよびアプリライセンスです。TruVideo特許所持のこのビデオ圧縮技術は、ビットレート範囲が5KB/Secから1MB/Secと幅広く、低ビットレートおよび低電力デバイスという標準的なモバイルアプリケーションでの高画質と高フレームレートを特徴とします。この製品はフリーヴァース・パートナーズと日本エンタープライズと合同開発されました。斉藤一興氏は、この“Mobile Movie Showdo”をわかり易く紹介します。(発表は日本語です。)

オペラ:ブレント・モリ氏/ヴァイスプレジデント
日本では今3Gが注目され、急速に海外から市場参入されています。ノルウェイで開発されたソフトウェア「オペラ」は携帯電話でインターネットをフルブラウジングできます。最近ではKDDIのWIN端末や、DoCoMoのM-1000で採用されています。ブレント氏は最先端の3G市場におけるフルブラウザー機能のコンテンツを配信するまでに至る軌跡を説明します。

協賛企業:
モルガン・ルイス・バッキアスLLP and Jonckers Translation & Engineering S.A.

場所:Warehouse
住所:港区麻布十番1-4-5 深尾ビルB1F (GMAP地図リンク)
電話番号:03-6230-0343
日時:2005年9月5日(月曜日)
開場:18:45
プレゼンテーション:19:30
ネットワーキング:20:30-22:00

参加者は事前にMobile Monday Tokyoにご登録ください。
では、MoMoでお目にかかりましょう。

Registration is now closed. See you tomorrow!

MoMo Tokyo Proposals?

Your MoMo Tokyo crew are taking a break: Daniel Scuka is on vacation right now for a few weeks catching up with family and friends in the US & Canada while Lawrence Cosh-Ishii mans the shop, doing a great job answering the phone, replying to emails, updating the Wireless Watch Japan and Mobile Intelligence Japan projects and (hopefully) catching some rays within view of Fujii-san!

MoMo Tokyo is down for some R&R during July and August, it’s just too damn hot to think about anything else, but we are looking forward to September for the start of our fall MoMo series.

As we plan out the next few events, it would be fantastic to receive a note or quick Skype call if you have any suggestions for speakers or locations. Sure, our meishi card stack is taller than a Yabusame rider on his horse (mostly from attending all the MoMos in 2004 & 2005), but we know there are many more cool, interesting and significant companies out there that we haven’t met yet. If you’ve got an idea or proposal, feel free to contact us.

Have a great summer and see you in September!

NetTokyo Summer Charity Networking Event

On 23 July, eight of Tokyo’s business networking organizations will combine forces to stage NetTokyo Summer 2005, a charity event aiming to be the largest gathering of professionals for the international community in Japan this year.

“NetTokyo is a mega-network. It will bring together an assembly of hundreds of professionals from across Tokyo’s business landscape,” said Andrew Shuttleworth, event organizer. Participating organizations include The Entrepreneur Association of Tokyo, Ecademy Japan, Gary’s Happy Hour, ITV Japan, Tabemo Dining Club, Mobile Monday Tokyo, ICA Japan and Asian Tigers Japan. Continue reading NetTokyo Summer Charity Networking Event

June 27 MoMo Tokyo Event Rocked!

Mobile Monday Tokyo’s latest event at KDDI Designing Studio: Update!

Our final count shows that just over 200 people attended to see the presentations from GMAP’s Steven Kim, the MPulse guys from Be4 and Warner Music Japan’s Andrew Dunbar. Our post-presentation tour of the KDDI Designing Studio showrooms followed by the massive, 2-hour networking session on the 5th floor at the 360 Wired Cafe was a blast! Overall, it was terrific evening. Thanks to everyone who attended.

MoMo Registration Closed

MoMo is fully booked – Registration for 27 June is now closed.

We’ve received a fantastic response from everyone (thanks!) and, if you’re one of the lucky ones who has already registered, we’ll see you on Monday for what is shaping up to be a fantastic event.

If you haven’t registered, please accept our genuine apologies: registrations are now closed. 🙁

Charter Sponsor – Jonckers

About Jonckers
Jonckers Translation & Engineering S.A. provides professional software, multimedia and eLearning localization services as well as multilingual publishing. Our efficient and flexible processes are tailored to your working needs and ensure high quality, timely delivery.

Our company is guided by the simple idea that on-time, on-budget delivery of your translation and localization projects is the key to your success… and ours. We are sharply focused on consistent, high quality results and a smooth process.

We combine strengths in localization, translation, engineering and publishing. We invest heavily in continuous training and retention of our technical staff to remain at the cutting edge. Our technical depth is also applied to the improvement of our own work processes to save you time and money through workflow improvements and our own advanced proprietary technology.

Jonckers relies upon experienced project managers, technologists and certified localizers and translators, working in over 30 languages. Our global teams delivers both standard and customized solutions by listening, being flexible and maintaining clear and open communications.

Jonckers addresses the needs of industry leaders including: Microsoft, Adobe, HP, Canon, Philips, Baxter, IBM, Sony and Morgan Stanley.

Headquartered in Brussels, with London, Paris, Dallas (Texas), Brno, and Tokyo operations and partner programs in Asia and South America, Jonckers serves a variety of markets, including software development, medical, pharmaceutical, chemical, financial, legal, automotive, and aerospace. We are experienced in the localization of a wide range of applications including e-commerce, ERP, client/server, networking, telephony, database, array management and many more.

Sometimes you need a complete solution on a large project. At other times you just need a little help in the right place, at the right time. We’re ready to handle it all as an integrated extension of your organization, from consultation and coaching, to delivery of masters.

Contact
If you face challenges in going global or have specific questions about how to improve your globalization process, contact us. We would love to hear from you.

If you have an upcoming project of any kind, from a quick document translation to full scale software localization, just request a quote and we will be in touch right away.

Jonckers Translation & Engineering S.A.: http://www.jonckers.com

Contact the Jonckers team in Tokyo:
TEL : 03-5363-4751
FAX : 03-5363-4752
e-mail: philippe.wauquaire[at]jonckers.be

Charter Sponsor – Morgan Lewis

About Morgan Lewis & Bockius
Morgan Lewis is consistently ranked among the world’s leading law firms for a reason: We deliver effective solutions to our clients. From day-to-day business decisions to the most complex and global business transactions, our clients rely on the firm to guide them through all of their legal needs.

Established in 1873, Morgan Lewis now has 1,200 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide, including Tokyo and Silicon Valley, ranking us among the 10 largest U.S. law firms. We are the only law firm with more than 250 lawyers in each of our New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia and more than 250 lawyers in California.

Emerging Business & Technology
Morgan Lewis offers emerging businesses a unique combination of legal services - the knowledge of a “boutique” firm focusing on the needs of growing enterprises and the resources of one of the world’s largest law firms. Our attorneys represent entrepreneurs in a wide range of legal matters and focus on the needs of Internet, life sciences, computer hardware and software, retailing, distribution and other emerging growth companies.

Having represented companies from start-up through public offering and beyond, we respond to the special needs of growing companies with a solution-oriented, pragmatic approach. We understand that growing companies have limited budgets and we make every effort to deliver quality legal services at a reasonable cost.

Our firm recognizes that the needs of fast growing companies are many and multifaceted and through our Client Advisory Services team we offer high growth enterprises a set of legal-related business development services.

Sensitive to the business objectives and concerns of growing companies, our lawyers integrate needed legal services related to entity structuring, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, stock options and employment issues, intellectual property, licensing, distribution, product regulation and international issues.

Tokyo Office
Our Tokyo office was established shortly after the enactment of the Special Measures Law Concerning the Engagement in Legal Practice by Foreign Lawyers (the “Foreign Lawyers Law”) in April 1987. The Tokyo office provides legal advice to clients based in Japan on cross-border transactions and on other matters outside Japan. The Tokyo office also provides legal advice to non-Japanese clients on cross-border transactions and other matters in Japan, as permitted under the Foreign Lawyers Law.

In particular, the Tokyo office represents clients in connection with M&A, joint ventures, private equity and restructuring, venture capital, patent and other intellectual property, technology transactions and outsourcing, fund formation, litigation and general corporate and commercial matters, including representation of emerging growth companies.

The Tokyo office also serves as the firm’s portal in Asia. For clients in Japan and other parts of Asia, we provide access to the vast resources of one of the largest full-service law firms in the world, all fully integrated through firmwide practice groups and modern communications technology. For U.S., European and other clients, we provide access to the firm’s network of local lawyers throughout Asia, including in Japan, Korea, China and Southeast Asia.

Practice areas include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Emerging Business & Technology (Technology & Life Sciences)
  • Patent/Intellectual Property
  • Business and Finance
  • Litigation
  • Investment Management

Contact
For further information, please see our website: www.morganlewis.com

MoMo Tokyo 27 June: KDDI Designing Studio

Mobile Monday invites you to KDDI’s new ultra-hip Harajuku showroom Designing Studio for this summer’s swankiest mobile networking event!

Join Tokyo’s mobile elite for a highlight presentation on Japan’s world-beating mobile music industry from Warner Music Japan and get the latest 3D audio tech scoop from Be4. Plus, GMAP has showcase demo of their fast-growing maps-to-mobiles service linking places with people!

Special Guests:

GMAP K.K. – Steven Kim – Business Manager.PPT HERE
GMAP and Dejime use camera keitai to link people and places. GMAP delivers maps to mobiles using 2D-barcodes or emailable shortcodes. Dejime links an online profile to your bar-coded meishi. Includes live demonstration!

Be4 Ltd. – Mr. Giora Naveh – President & CEO .PPT HERE
June’s MoMo presentation is the first-ever public showing of the company’s MPulse 3D audio technology. MPulse delivers 3-D MIDI, immersive 3D and sound optimization, greatly enhancing the mobile experience for gamers, music lovers and ring-tone fans. MoMo is delighted to catch Israel-based Be4 in town for Symbian’s invitation-only conference.

Warner Music Japan – Andrew Dunbar – GM, New Media – .PPT N/A
According to industry reports, “Chaku uta Full” full-track downloads to mobile was a JPY 810 million business in FY 2004, nearly 5X more than FY2003 and growing strongly! Andrew Dunbar reports on the genesis of this stunning new market, how music labels will manage the explosive growth, what lessons Japan can teach markets elsewhere, and how rights management can work in an era of open platforms.

Sponsored by:
Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Jonckers Translation & Engineering

Date :: Monday, 27 June, 2005
Open Hours :: 18:00 – 22:00
Presentations :: 18:30 – 19:30
Studio Tour :: 19:30 – 20:00
Networking :: 20:00 – Close [at WIRED 360° CAFE on 5F]
Venue: KDDI Designing Studio :: GMAP
Admission: FREE! – Advance Registration Required
Registration Closed — Seating is Full

See you at MoMo! 😎