Mobile Intelligence Japan: Spring 2006 Tour Announced

Tokyo, Japan, 21 December, 2005 -- Mobikyo K.K. today announced the next Mobile Intelligence Japan (MIJ) mission to Tokyo, 15-19 May 2006. MIJ is a professionally guided mission to see and experience the newest 3G technologies and meet the thought leaders and innovators powering Japan's Wireless Revolution. Created by the editorial staff at Wireless Watch Japan, the MIJ program is based on direct experience of the people, companies, technologies and business models deep within Japan's mobile community; MIJ provides valuable market intelligence, personal connections and actionable lessons for business managers at all levels.

Since 2001, Japan's 3G services have won over 40 million customers who are actively using QR bar-code readers, e-wallet-based m-commerce, mobile TV and radio, full-length CD-quality music downloads, satellite streaming, avatars, enhanced messaging and many other mobile services developed and commercialized by leading-edge Japanese carriers and their technology partners in this winner-takes-all mobile industry. Three new carriers are scheduled to enter the market in 2006, creating intense competition fostered by flat-rate voice and data tariffs, new-to-the-market Smartphone devices and mobile VoIP services, among other disrupters.

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

The May 2006 mission is themed on m-commerce and mobile multimedia and 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
* Networking event at Mobile Monday (MoMo) Tokyo

The MIJ package fee is US$3,200 per person - far lower than the cost of a single, stale industry white paper - and includes full program participation, in-town transportation, networking events, assistance with planning flight & hotel, joining instructions, 6-month full-access subscription to Wireless Watch Japan and lifelong lessons with new personal connections that will significantly improve your competitiveness in mobile markets anywhere!

For additional information, executive summary, registration and terms and conditions, 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.