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August 14, 2004

Wireless Phones in Japan



Life with Ketai: the Culture of the Japanese "Almighty" Wireless Phone (Ketai)--Nearly 70% of Japanese use wireless, and more than 70% of these phones come with a camera. The Internet, video, TV, GPS, avigation system, avatar chat, games, karaoke... almost any service available on the Internet and all sorts of features related to visual entertainment have moved onto Ketai. Ketai is not just a mobile form of telephone but it is a new form of culture. Ketai cameras have changed people’s way of dealing with here-and-now.

Read Jason Seegert on the history and adoption of ketai in Japan -- and how Japanese use differs from American. Also check Wired Magazine for the hottest private eye in Japan and how she fights crime with her cell phone.

Posted by newradio at August 14, 2004 11:39 AM