WWWalker's Japanese Business

Mobile Phones

In August 2012, 1:4 (24M) mobile users in Japan own a smartphone, 64% Android, 32% Apple.

In November 2012, we were approached to test Japanese social media apps for smartphones in Australian 3G and WIFI conditions. However it would have cost $10,000 (20 x $500) to setup a lab so we turned it down.

Transport

Japan is very hitech having real-time transport timetables for its commuters.

Kanban Lean Manufacturing Methodology

Toyota invented Kanban process to build Just In Time vehicles on their assembly lines in multiskilled workforce getting down backlogs in queues and feeding back defects so that costs were cut and workforce was dynamically able to manage the production line to the best advantage.

At Agile Brisbane in July 2013, I learned how Kanban compared to Agile methodology.

Gaming

Japan has a huge gaming industry including Nintendo, Sony and Sanyo.

Downturn

Robots

I visited QUT Robotronica on 18/8/13:

Transport and Logistics


Created 15 Dec 2012 13:48
Updated 27 Sep 2015 19:15

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