At IDPF, ‘Japan and the World’: A Few Words With Alvin Lu
Alvin Lu is General Manager of San Francisco’s Kodansha Advanced Media, the digital division of Japan’s publishing powerhouse Kodansha. And on Tuesday (May 10) as part of the International Digital Book Fair’s (IDPF) DigiCon conference event ahead of the opening of BookExpo America, Lu will make an address titled “Global Update: Japan and the World.”
“Japan has a fairly unique history around digital content distribution, mobile devices, a different evolutionary process” from that of Western markets.”
Lu credits a lot of the relative ease with which Japan has handled the digital dynamic to simply being there first.