Ok, guys, sort of tangent to my original thread so I decided to start a fresh thread.
I am from the US. East and West coast. And I have been living in Japan for toooo long
So, obviously I should know the market here.
with what 129 million folks, and enough taxis to make NYC look dinky, I think that many of you English only based folks are missing a huge under developed market.
I live in Sapporo, population 1.9 million people.
FM stations ... 3 -- 2 private and 1 national (sort of PBS tv type)
Tokyo and other cities are not much better.
This is Sony Land folks and 3 radio stations. And even worse some cars come equipped with AM only radios!!!! Well, the prius and such ... are not a problem.
NO XFM/Sirus !!!!
This country is wide open! for the taking.
You all still with me?
Now, evilbay is not it, but yahoo auctions is selling car puters finally at US$3000 a pop!
Chinese 2 din units are blowing out at US $300 a pop --- unit quality is
There is one major hurdle ... this country is pc illiterate, but mobile phone/mp3 on !
Sorry for just throwing out some facts but if you stick with me a little longer...
A company like mp3car could make a killing over here!
An OCS alliance could rule the market!
Now, before I proceed, (ps, I'm a teacher lolo) let's field some questions