Introducing our Japan Internet Map

Japan Internet Map
Japan Internet Map

Last week we unveiled a new ‘Japan Internet Map’ section on our website. It’s sort of an experimental effort for us, but we think you’ll like it. This interactive presentation can give you a better ‘wide-angle’ understanding of the notable players in Japan’s internet and mobile space. Check it out here:

The Japan Internet Map

When we speak to readers from overseas, a refrain we continue to hear is that Japan’s tech and startup industries are difficult to find out about, that it’s a sort of a ‘black box’ market. I think we’ve helped illuminate things a little bit in the few months since our English site came online back in February. But we’d like to do more.

This Japan Internet Map, while still flawed in many ways, is part of our attempt to serve our readers better. We’re delighted that the early feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, and we’re also very pleased that the good folks over on The Next Web thought it worthy of a mention.

As always, we’re eager to hear what you think of SD Japan, so don’t hesitate to drop a line with your comments or ideas.