Keitai denwa sangyō no shinka purosesu : Nihon wa naze koritsushita no ka = The evolution of mobile phone industry : why Japan has been isolated in the world

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Keitai denwa sangyō no shinka purosesu : Nihon wa naze koritsushita no ka = The evolution of mobile phone industry : why Japan has been isolated in the world

Keitai denwa sangyō no shinka purosesu : Nihon wa naze koritsushita no ka = The evolution of mobile phone industry : why Japan has been isolated in the world

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In Japan, when children attend elementary school, they generally commute to and from school by themselves, without their parents.

These trends of household income and mother's employment status correspond with the usual characteristics of students who are enrolled in national or private junior high schools through selective examination. Having emerged from the unique social backdrop of Japan before the rise of smartphone, it was characterized as an interactive literature preferably being written and read exclusively on mobile phones. To convince themselves and the interviewer (the author of this paper) of the validity of their decision, the mothers may have felt obliged to cite a number of reasons. And of course you won't be able to use all those cool extra features, since there's no use for them in Europe (barcode reader.In short, although popular, the keitai did not become a necessity item—originally, it was an item that could be done without. This has since led to the term Gala-phone ( ガラケイ, gara-kei ) to refer to Japanese feature phones, by contrast with newer smart phones. Personal, Portable, Pedestrian describes a mobile universe in which networked relations are a pervasive and persistent fixture of everyday life. By 2003, a wide variety of mobile games were available on Japanese phones, ranging from puzzle games and virtual pet titles that utilize camera phone technology to 3D games with PlayStation-quality graphics. This study was carried out from November 2006 to February 2007 by the author of this paper with 13 mother respondents living in a residential district of the Tokyo suburbs.

For the mother who thought that it was too early for her child to have a keitai, a series of concrete events made her change her mind to believe that “a keitai is necessary”. This is seen in the responses to questions about why they were made to carry a keitai: “I was asked to carry one by my parents” (ESS group 35.

However, there are no significant correlations between the mother's period of keitai adoption and the type of junior high school a child attends or a child's gender. In fact, it is strictly speaking an unnecessary item that became popular for use when in transit or as a personalized telephone.



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