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  • I luv your deep interest in keitai-world and you seems to handle japanese language so deeply .. urayamashiii

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  • The new type of storytelling is called "keitai"--cellphone novels.

    Archive 2010-02-01

  • The fact that 90% of music downloads in Japan are carried out on cell phones rather than PCs is a measure of the sophistication of the country's "keitai"--or mobile phone--culture.

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  • Imashell #217: Funny thing: in one of the episodes of Detective Conan, Conan realizes something is up when even a famous romance novelist's recent books involve missed opportunities that could have been avoided by use of cellphones and cellphones, aka keitai, are an even bigger deal over there than over here.

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  • In Asia, it's not the boring professionals driving the newest innovations in the mobile market but what the Japanese call keitai-crazy kids.

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  • The new literary genre is called keitai - cellphone - novels.

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  • And last year, 15-year-old "Bunny" became one of Japan's top authors of a genre called keitai -- cellphone -- novels.

    News On Japan

  • Four of the five best-selling novels in Japan in 2007 belonged to an entirely new literary form called keitai shosetsu: novels written, and read, on cell phones.

    Gus Van Horn

  • Buzz: The new type of storytelling is called 'keitai' — cell-phone novels.

    Archive 2010-02-07

  • The Japanese word for cell phone -- keitai, meaning "something you carry with you" -- provides a hint about its role within Japanese culture.

    Boing Boing

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  • Cell phone in Japan. Personally, I prefer this term to the English phrase.

    November 10, 2007