Tokyo Meetup Notes: Japan’s Coolest (And Weirdest) Startups

Our first TechCrunch/CrunchGear meetup in Tokyo ( TechCrunch Japan is one of Japan's main blogs) yesterday night was a blast. Peter Ha was in town and over 100 people attended the event on very short notice, including representatives from Yahoo Japan , telecommunications giants KDDI and NTT , Opera , MySpace Japan , mobile social network GREE and many more. Japan's super blogger Danny Choo also joined, spending the whole evening in Stormtrooper gear. There were a lot of companies with iPhone apps in the room: iPhone manga, iPhone Othello, iPhone Meow Cam, even an iPhone newspaper. Here is a selection of some of the web services and iPhone apps from smaller start-ups that were pitched to me yesterday (in no particular order). Next time we really need to schedule more than two hours for these events.
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