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Fumi Yamazaki

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

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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 fumijp.blogspot.com, a commentary blog about various aspects of Japan and fumi25.vox.com which she introduces interesting videos from NicoNicoDouga, a popular video sharing site in Japan.

Sessions

Lisa Katayama (TokyoMango), Fumi Yamazaki (Fumi Yamazaki)
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(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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