Mobile Intelligence Japan October Mission Announced

Tokyo, Japan, 22 July, 2005 -- Mobikyo K.K. today announced the Mobile Intelligence Japan (MIJ) mission to Tokyo, 2-7 October 2005, a professionally guided tour to the heart of Japan's Wireless Revolution providing real market intelligence, personal connections and actionable lessons for global markets. Created by the editorial and research staff at the Wireless Watch Japan media site, the MIJ agenda is based on direct experience of who's doing what and who matters in Japan mobile. The mission is organized and guided by connected, experienced and respected professionals who are well placed to introduce participants to Japan's mobile thought leaders.

Since 2001, Japan's third-generation (3G) services have won 33.7 million mobile customers who are actively using QR bar-code readers, e-wallet based m-commerce, mobile TV and radio, full-length CD-quality music downloads, avatars, enhanced messaging and a plethora of other mobile services developed and commercialized by carriers and their technology partners in this country's hyper-competitive, winner-takes-all mobile industry. And with three more operators set to bid on 3G licenses, competition and innovation will blow white hot in 2005-06.

MIJ participants meet the companies, talk to the experts and observe the technologies and services making 3G happen. MIJ is the best way to understand the mobile Internet ecosystem and extract success factors and business opportunities applicable to markets in Europe, Asia, the Americas and elsewhere. And when they return home, MIJ alumni bring back a competitive edge and integrated mobile intelligence that puts them in the forefront of new business development.

The October 2005 MIJ mission is scheduled to include:

* Enhanced local-user and mobile application demonstrations
* Visits to carriers, terminal makers, content providers and tech. vendors
* Guided tour of Designing Studio, the coolest mobile showroom on Earth
* Evening dinners with industry, academics, and analysts/media
* A full day at CEATEC, Asia's largest consumer electronics trade show
* Networking event at Mobile Monday (MoMo) Tokyo

The MIJ package fee is US$3,200 per person -- far lower than the cost of even a single, dated industry white paper -- and includes full program participation, all in-town transportation, 4X networking lunches and 6X networking dinners, entrance to CEATEC, assistance with planning flight & hotel, complimentary 6-month subscription to Wireless Watch Japan and the lifelong lessons and connections that will significantly improve your competitiveness in mobile markets anywhere!

MIJ participation is limited to 15, assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. For additional tour information, executive summary and registration, access the MIJ website at:

About Mobikyo K.K.
Based in central Tokyo, Mobikyo's core business is the production and dissemination of media content, market intelligence and network contacts for those seeking to establish, expand or strengthen their partnerships and commercial relations with Japan's wireless and IT industries. The company publishes Wireless Watch Japan, organizes MobileMonday Tokyo networking events, operates Mobile Intelligence guided missions and provides various related custom research and consulting services.