Mobile Industry Panel – 30 January 2006

Mobile Industry Panel - 30 January 2006

On behalf of Morgan Lewis-TMI, thank you for your interest in our Mobile Industry Panel, held 30 January 2006 at the offices of TMI Associates. This invitation-only event featured a sneak preview of a new mobile product designed specifically for the Japanese market by Microvision, Inc., a leading display technology company, recently nominated by Red Herring as one of the Nine Mobile TV Firms to Watch.

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The evening also included a panel discussion covering key trends and issues for 2006 in Japan’s mobile industry. The panel had representatives of Walt Disney Internet Group, Nikko antfactory, CSK Venture Capital and Picsel Technologies and was moderated by one of the leading media and telecomm lawyers in Japan.


John Y. Sasaki and Tatsuhiro Takahara – Partners – Morgan Lewis-TMI

Morgan Lewis-TMI is a joint venture between Morgan Lewis and TMI Associates. Morgan Lewis is one of the largest law firms in the world, with more than 1,200 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide. TMI Associates is one of the largest law firms in Tokyo, with over 100 Japanese lawyers and an additional 30 Japanese patent lawyers. Through the combined power of the two firms, Morgan Lewis-TMI offers a full spectrum of fully-integrated, cross-border legal services.

John Sasaki and Tatsuhiro Takahara practice in the areas of corporate and securities law, with experience in venture capital finance, public offerings, M&A and technology transactions. Their practices also include the representation of technology start-up companies.

Featured Speaker:

Steve Willey – President of Consumer Solutions – Microvision, Inc.
“The Freedom of Virtual Displays”

One of the limitations on interactive mobile phone applications is the size of the screen. With Microvision’s virtual display technology, images transmitted across mobile networks can be displayed in space, unlimited by the size of a phone screen. Imagine being able to see a spreadsheet transmitted via phone, or being able to play a video game on your mobile — in the air in front of your eyes. Steve Willey will provide a sneak preview of a new product developed specifically for the Japanese market.

Microvision Inc. is the world leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging systems based on the company’s proprietary silicon micro-mirror technology. The company’s technology has applications in a broad range of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer products.

Panel Moderator:

Tomohiro Tohyama – Partner – TMI Associates
With over 100 Japanese lawyers and an additional 30 Japanese patent lawyers, TMI Associates’ combination of strengths in corporate transactions and intellectual property matters makes it unique among law firms in Japan. Tomohiro Tohyama is a founding partner of TMI and one of the most prominent telecommunications and media lawyers in Japan.

Featured Panelists include:

David Milstein – VP of Strategy and Business Development – Walt Disney Internet Group (Asia-Pacific)

Walt Disney Internet Group (Asia Pacific) (“WDIG AP”) launched its “Disney-i” mobile Internet business in August 2000, and now boasts more than 3 million subscribers. David Milstein is responsible for WDIG AP’s strategy and business development in Japan and APAC (outside China).

Naoki “Nick” Kondo – Professional Partner – Nikko antfactory K.K.

Nikko antfactory is one of the leading financial services providers in Japan focusing on private enterprises. The firm’s services range from venture capital and private equity financing to restructuring and M&A consulting. During his time at Nikko antfactory, Nick Kondo has led investments and management of Virgin Cinemas Japan, Artist House, Hyperfitness, Senior Communication, eBook Initiative Japan, Triwall, Recruit, and Aunt Stella’s. He currently serves as President and CEO of Aunt Stella’s.

Makoto Kaneshiro – Managing Director – CSK Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

CSK Venture Capital is one of Japan’s leading venture capital firms. CSK’s recent investments in the area of mobile technologies and services include Peregrine Semiconductors of the U.S., Picsel Technologies of the U.K., DxO of France, Horizon Semiconductors of Israel, GameTrust of the U.S., and IP Mobile of Japan. Makoto Kaneshiro is the Managing Director in charge of CSK’s overseas investments.

Ali Adnan – Chief Operating Officer (Japan) – Picsel Technologies Ltd.

Picsel brings mobile content to life through a unique suite of patented User Interface functions, which delivers a superbly rich and intuitive user experience on small screen devices. Picsel’s success is built around its groundbreaking ePAGE technology, a multimedia content engine, that enables mobile users to interact with every type of content, in all its original richness, on any kind of device. Ali Adnan plays a key role in developing Picsel’s Japanese market and has been instrumental in providing technology to enable the delivery of rich content on mobile devices.

Mobile Industry Panel

Date: Monday, 30 January 2006 || 19:00 – 21:00

Venue: TMI Associates, 23F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower (Map)

Admission: Confirmed invitees only || Please, no walk-ins

18:30 – Doors Open
19:00 – Welcome/introduction
19:15 – First presentation
19:45 – Break
19:50 – Panel introduction
20:00 – Panel discussion
20:30 – Q&A
20:45 – Brief networking
21:00 – Closing

After this event, you are welcome to join the Mobile Monday Tokyo Shinnenkai

MoMo Tokyo – New Year Shinnenkai

MoMo Tokyo - New Year Shinnenkai by Mobikyo KKWe are launching 2006 with a stealth-mode (Nothing to do with i-mode – Ed.) event at the ultratrendy Ruby Cafe on 30 January.


Considering the incredible popularity of our November Bonenkai evening – which saw CEOs, CTOs, VCs and a multitude of mobile professionals in the same room – we thought a casual meeting of the MoMo community would be in order to kick off 2006 and another great year of monthly Mobile Monday presentation evenings. Continue reading MoMo Tokyo – New Year Shinnenkai

MobileMonday Tokyo – 新年会

MobileMonday Tokyo - 新年会
2006年はお洒落な”Ruby Café”で1月30日に落ち着いた雰囲気のイベントを始めます!


モバイルマンデイ、(MoMo) Ruby Caféで新年会!


(次回のMoMoは通常通りのイベントで盛りだくさんのプレゼンテーションが今大人気の原宿にあるMTV Caféで2月27日に行われます。詳細については後ほど掲載されます。)

Morgan Lewis & Bockius and Jonckers Translation & Engineering S.A.

日にち:2006年、1月30日 月曜日
場所:Ruby Café 麻布十番 − 地図
入場料:下記のリンクにて事前登録した方のみ無料 − 登録をされなかった場合は当日1000円の入場料を支払っていただきます。最初の200名様まで無料ドリンク券を提供!!個人オーダーでお食事をすることもできます。

19:00 – 開始
20:00 – ネットワーキング
21:00 – 更にネットワーキング!
22:00 – 終了に向けてウォームアップ
23:00 – 終了

Registration is now closed. Thank you!

Bonenkai Report: i-Pod’s for All

Mobile Monday Tokyo’s “Super-Deluxe Bonenkai” hosted over 300 people at a swank, underground Roppongi niteclub on 14 November. For this year-end party event, we had no presentations, opting instead for a casual evening of business-card swapping and mobile networking. It was great to see such a wide mix of people from all corners of Tokyo’s wireless community attending for a super evening of cool jazz and, er… ‘fine’ wine.

It was also great to see high-profile attendees from the wireless carriers, ad agencies, several embassies and the hardware, application and content provider ecosystem in the house — plus at least a few VCs.

We had hoped to provide a free i-Pod shuffle to everyone, but the price-tag proved to be a bit steep… and with Santa being too busy to visit all the good mobile boys & girls, we settled for doing a business card draw instead. Congrats to the winners from Ante Music, Dai Job and Ubit…!!!

The next MoMo is in planning for mid-January 2006; we’ll send a notice to all registered MoMo members as well as post details here as soon as we have them. Meanwhile, have a super holidaze season.. =@_@=


11月14日に今年最後のMoMoのイベント、豪華(!)忘年会が六本木のSuper Deluxe!で開催されます。

今年はbitWallet, I-CF, ColorZip, Mobaho!, Warner Music, MPPulse, GMap,Opera, Free Verse, G-Mode そしてMacromedia の方々に素晴らしいプレゼンテーションをしていただき、MoMoにとって輝かしい年となりました。






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

会場:Super Deluxe Roppongi 地図 – GMap




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MoMo Tokyo’s Super Deluxe Bonenkai

Join us 14 Nov. for MoMo Tokyo’s season finale Mobile Networking Bonenkai at Super Deluxe!


The past year has really been a blast with fantastic presentations from insiders at bitWallet, i-CF, ColorZip, Mobaho!, Warner Music, MPulse, GMap, Opera, FreeVerse, G-Mode and Macromedia. Tokyo’s hottest mobile networking community is strong and growing, with typically over 200 participants attending, and we look forward to another great MoMo year in 2006.

With the year-end party season just around the corner, we’ve decided to make the November MoMo event a 100% relaxed and fun Super Mobile Networking Bonenkai.* And for good little boys & girls, Santa will be there with some door-prize goodies! Continue reading MoMo Tokyo’s Super Deluxe Bonenkai

Mobile Monday Tokyo’s OktoberZest: Banzai Siesta

Mobile Monday

It was yet another stellar MoMo turn out at Zest Cantina with almost 250 folks heading down for a few margaritas to take in the evening’s feature presentations from Hiro Higashiyama from G-Mode and Akio Tanaka and Dwight Rodgers from Macromedia. We got fantastic overviews on how Java games have started to gain traction in global markets while FlashLite and the new FlashCast service (branded i-Channel on DoCoMo) are pushing mobile data to the next level here in Japan.

We will be making the announcement for our next event here sometime soon – mark 14 November on your schedule – and meanwhile we’ll get the most recent presentations online for everyone ASAP.

オクトーバー・ゼスト: ホットなフラッシュ&クールなジャバ

OktoberZest: Hot Flash and Cool Java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)を恵比寿ゼスト(Ebisu Zest Cantina)にて下記のとおり開催致します。 今回は、あのワイヤレス・ウォッチ・ジャパン編集長のダニエル・スクーカが戻ってきます!Don‘t Miss It!








G-Mode K.K. - Javaゲーム~海外での成功
ゲームは、利益率が高く、急成長しているモバイルコンテンツの一つで、世界中で楽しまれています。 G-Modeは、東京における一番元気なゲーム開発企業の1社で、2001年にドコモが最初のJava i‐modeを導入した時に注目されました。 東山氏はゲーム市場について、アジアやヨーロッパにおけるG-Modeの成功についてなど解説します。

マクロミディア・ジャパン - 3G携帯コンテンツ用フラッシュ
マクロミディアは、“フラッシュライト”テクノロジーを活発に開発しています。 このテクノロジーは、最近注目されている、モバイルまんがや地図アプリケーション、NTTドコモの“iチャンネル”サービスなどを可能にしています。 日本の通信会社は、フラッシュをモバイル・インターネット・ポータルとして活用しており、将来フラッシュは、ゲームやマルチメディア、携帯TVで標準的に使用されるだろうと予測されています。 フラッシュのテクノロジーとビジネスについてのプレゼンテーションがあります。

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

日時 : 2005年10月3日(月) 18:30~23:00
場所 : 恵比寿ゼスト (MAP)

18:30  開場
19:15  プレゼンテーション-1
19:30  プレゼンテーション-2
20:00  ネットワーキング
23:00  終了

参加ご希望の方は、事前にMobile Monday Tokyoにご登録ください。

OktoberZest: Hot Flash and Cool Java

OktoberZest: Hot Flash and Cool JavaGet your sombreros and lederhosen out of the closet! MoMo Tokyo is set to take over Ebisu-Zest Cantina on Monday, 3 October, for another great event.


We’ll have two fantastic presentations – from G-Mode and Macromedia – blasting onto that monster-sized screen and WWJ chief editor Daniel Scuka will be back leading another mobile intelligence mission, so it’s an evening not to be missed!

Applications are the heart of 3G and this event will highlight Flash and Java, the two heavyweights of cutting-edge, rich mobile content development. Make sure you complete the registration form below and we’ll look forward to seeing you for some serious “OktoberZest” mobile networking… Mexican style! Continue reading OktoberZest: Hot Flash and Cool Java

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!