Naoki Aoyagi is the current president of the largest social network in Japan, GREE. I caught up with him after the #SXJapan panel @ sxswi. The focus of the panel was on Japanese social networking and virtual currency.
The long-story-short of it is: the 100 million mobile web consumers in Japan are moving from feature phones to smartphones (mostly Android), and this opens a world of opportunity in that space. New translation innovations can vastly broaden that opportunity.
I asked Aoyagi about easy-to-use apps that make social apps, and we traded cards to continue that conversation.