Serkan Toto

Serkan Toto

Dr. Serkan Toto is CEO & Founder of Tokyo-based Kantan Games Inc., an independent game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market.

He is sept-lingual, holds an MBA and is a PhD in economics.

The Latest from Serkan Toto

Casio’s New G-SHOCK Connects To Smartphones, Shows Incoming Calls, Emails, SMS

Casio Japan is <a href="http://www.casio.co.jp/release/2011/1018_gb-6900/">planning</a> [JP] to roll out the G-SHOCK GB-6900 on March 16 next year, a wristwatch that connects to certain smartphones vi

Video: Electric Car From Japan Reaches Over 300KM Travel Range

We spent <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/01/25/japan-prepares-new-electric-car-for-launch-in-2013/">two</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/01/sim-lei-japans-newest-electric-car

LG To Showcase 84-Inch 3D TV With 4K Resolution At CES 2012

It seems that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/26/55-inch-lg-oled/">55-Inch OLED TV</a> wasn't enough for <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/lg">LG</a>: the Korean company today <a h

Japan Gets Wi-Fi Dispensing Vending Machines

It's no secret that Japan is <em>the</em> country of <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/vending-machines/">vending machines</a> (they even have models like <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2

3DS Sees Record Sales In Japan, Fueled By Mario Kart 7 And Super Mario 3D Land

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nintendo">Nintendo</a> is really lucky to own the Super Mario brand: after the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/07/28/nintendo-cuts-price-of-3ds-in-ja

Fire Emblem: Nintendo Announces First 3DS Game With Paid Download Content

They have been fighting against the concept of making customers pay for extra game content for years, but as previously <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/10/28/nintendo-is-planning-in-game-vir

5 Japanese Tech Companies (And Samsung) Set Up LTE Mobile Chip Venture

Big news from Asia's mobile market today: Japan's biggest mobile carrier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/docomo">NTT Docomo</a> (55 million customers, over US$50 billion in sales per year) is

55 Inches: LG To Showcase World’s Largest OLED TV AT CES 2012

We've been waiting for large-sized <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/oled">OLED</a> TVs at least since Sony rolled out the cool (but too small) <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/xel-1/">

Sony Exits LCD Joint Venture With Samsung

S-LCD Co., the joint venture for making LCDs for TVs between <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sony">Sony</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sony">Samsung</a>, will soon be histor

Ubislate 7: India Gets Second Low-Cost Tablet – For US$57

India is getting a second government-sponsored tablet. <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/08/15/35-indian-tablet-demonstrated-on-video/">The</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/01/20/

AQUOS PHONE IS14SH: Sharp Integrates Android 2.3 Into Feature Phone Body

It seems <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sharp">Sharp</a> saw good sales when the company <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/05/20/aquos-phone-the-hybrid-007sh-sharp-shows-worlds-first

Japan’s Top 3 Mobile Carriers Agree To Support Global NFC Standard

Japan, one of the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2008/08/09/japan%E2%80%99s-super-advanced-mobile-web-too-unique-to-serve-as-a-global-blueprint/">most advanced mobile nations</a> in the world, d

Report: Nintendo 3DS Sales In Japan To Pass The 4 Million Mark Earlier Than Expected

It's a common platitude in the gaming industry: it's the killer titles that make or break a video game system. One case in point is <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/nintendo">Nintendo</a> whos

To Prevent Theft: Car Seat Identifies Drivers Sitting Down

A group of researchers at the <a href="http://aiit.ac.jp/english/">Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology</a> in Tokyo has developed a <a href="www.jstshingi.jp/abst/p/11/1114/tmu3.pdf ">car seat

Japanese Company Works On 13-Foot Robot With Built-In Cockpit

The <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/robocalypse/">Robocalypse</a> is near: Osaka-based <a href="http://www.hajimerobot.co.jp/en/">Hajime Research Institute</a> is working on a <a href="http:/

Video: Japan Gets Vending Machine 2.0 With See-Through Full HD Display, Facial Recognition

There can be no doubt that <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/08/10/vending-machine-detects-ones-sex-and-age-to-recommend-appropriate-drinks/">Japan</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/201

Sony Sells 321,407 PS Vitas In 2 Days, Apologizes For Technical Problems At Japan Launch

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/sony">Sony</a> has managed to sell a total of 321,407 PlayStation <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/vita">Vitas</a> on December 17 (the day it was launc

Social Music Community Beatrobo Makes Sharing And Listening To Songs With Friends Easy, Asynchronous

Most online music services have a common problem: it takes too much time and effort to get started and engage with other people. Users usually need to create playlists after registration, look for exi

Video: Omni-Directional Spider Robot Asterisk

It's not the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/14/video-german-spiderbot-hector-is-1m-long/">first</a> <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/04/07/video-hexapod-spider-bot/">spider-like

LG’s Optimus LTE Android Phone Goes On Sale In Japan

Japan's biggest mobile carrier <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/docomo">NTT Docomo</a> has <a href="http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/61685">introduced</a> LG's awesome Optimus Andro
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