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Overseas vendors improve in Japan

Figures from research firm Strategy Analytics showed that Samsung has landed a place in the top four handset makers in Japan for the first time, aided by the growth of smartphones in the country.

TEPCO still mulling KDDI sale

Reuters reports that Japanese power company TEPCO has not decided whether to sell its stake in KDDI, the country’s number-two mobile operator.

Wireless City Planning gets go ahead in Japan

Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has approved an application by Wireless City Planning to deploy basestations using the 2.5GHz spectrum band.

Apples iPhone tops Japanese smartphone sales

Apple’s iPhone has become the best-selling smartphone in Japan, potentially ending the perception that the country’s huge mobile market is hostile to foreign brands.

Nokia cuts more R&D

Nokia is to cut another 220 R&D staff, this time in Japan. The cuts follow news last week that it will shrink its European R&D base by 330.

Softbank’s disruptive pricing transforms Japan’s mobile market

When Softbank Group acquired Vodafone’s Japanese business in 2006 (‘Vodafone KK’), the operator was languishing a distant third behind KDDI and market-leader NTT DoCoMo.

Twitter launches in Japan and India

The popular microblogging service Twitter yesterday launched a Japan-based mobile version, hoping to penetrate a country where other US social networking sites including Facebook and MySpace have failed to capture much ground, according to an AP report.

Baidu launches mobile search in Japan

Chinese search engine Baidu has launched a beta version of its mobile search service in Japan, reports Telecompaper.