Samurai House is happy to host our guest from Japan Minoru Yanai, Cheif Global Publishing at Glopa Japan, that will cover 3 main points on the Japanese Gaming and content industry:
1. How Japanese mobile contents market started? : Original Apple App Store business model.
2. GREE & Mobage: 1st Mobile gaming platform, Glory and Decline.
3. Current game market of Japan: Game is massive but also comics is huge too.
18:00-18:30 - Gathering & Networking
18:30-19:00 - Presentation - Japan mobile content industry and current mobile game market in Japan
19:00-19:30 - Panel open discussion about Japanese mobile games
19:30-20:00 - Sake drinking & networking
About Minoru Yanai:
Minoru Yanai is the co-founder and Chief Publishing Officer at Glopa!! a newly launched Japanese company specializes in licensing Japanese mobile games and exclusively promotes them in app stores around the world.
Minoru has more than 10 years of experience in mobile content and marketing in Japan. With over 5 years as a global strategy consultant to Japanese mobile game developers.
Since the '90s, Minoru had been working in the music and entertainment industries in Japan. In 2002, he entered the mobile space when mobile made it big in Japan with NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile internet service.
Minoru is a known expert about the Japanese mobile game and content industries and will be speaking at the GMIC event in Tel Aviv in March. You can see his recent presentation explaining why you can't lump all Asia together at CasualConnect Singapore 2015 (Link here)
Panel Discussion Member:
Minoru Yanai - Glopa!! - Cofounder & Chief Publishing Officer
Daniel Beck - CyberTiger - Cofounder & CEO