Japan’s consumer and mobile culture should make it a huge market for the Iphone. I’d expect the Iphone to be a massive hit there. In addition, the opportunities there around mobile Iphone-oriented apps should also be quite exciting, as the mobile lifestyle there is something very very well developed.
Apple’s Iphone is coming to Japan, and no big surprise here. Softbank is the first to announce which is great news for them. It will be very interesting to learn whether others (DoCoMo) will also ship the Iphone. Stay tuned. My bet is that SB will have a brief exclusive, though I can’t imagine that DoCoMo will be on the sidelines for long here.