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Fumi Yamazaki

Fumi Yamazaki
traveller / researcher / consultant / journalist, Fumi Yamazaki

Website | @fumi

Fumi Yamazaki is a bilingual traveller / researcher / consultant /
journalist, a guest researcher at The University of
Electro-Communications, and a researcher at Joi Ito’s Lab. She formerly
worked for NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, the largest telecom in
Japan), Internet marketing research company Interscope, and Digital
Garage where she was involved in VC investment, incubation of startups
and hosting conference and events. She was the founding member of
Technorati Japan, involved in various free culture movements including
Creative Commons Japan and iCommons. She writes various blogs including, a commentary blog about various aspects of
Japan and which she introduces interesting videos
from NicoNicoDouga, a popular video sharing site in Japan.


Developing Markets, Geek Life, Mobile and The Web
Location: Gold Room Level: Novice
Lisa Katayama (TokyoMango), Fumi Yamazaki (Fumi Yamazaki)
Average rating: ***..
(3.25, 4 ratings)
What do Japanese geeks, teenagers, and high school girls do for hours behind their computers and cell phone screens? Katayama and Yamazaki demonstrate several examples of web apps and gadgets that are fun, creative, and uniquely Japanese. Through these, we see how crucial, hard-to-grasp aspects of Japanese culture materialize as new obsessions when technology is thrown into the mix. Read more.
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