Firefox 3 event

Yesterday I attended the Firefox 3 release in Tokyo. Gen Kanai (Mozilla marketing manager) invited me and Danny to the event. Unfortunately Danny could not attend but Francesco and Peter came with me. We had a great time meeting all kinds of people and eating really good food. Here there is Gen Kanai‘s smile after the launch, I guess he has been working really hard lately and now he is very happy with Firefox 3 success.


What you can see behind Gen‘s head is a screen showing Firefox 3 downloads all around Japan. I recorded a video that shows how Firefox 3 was released and in seconds people all around the country started downloading it. I specially like the bursts around Tokyo and Osaka area.






  • kawaii

    June 27, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Where can I get one of those firefox plushies!!!! kawaii!!!

  • Ekowc

    June 27, 2008 at 12:01 pm

    Heh, Big budget open source party.

  • gb

    June 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    those pictures make the event… kinda… not exciting? was that music playing at the event or was it added because it feels like a somber funeral dirge. reminds me of logan’s run.

  • kirai

    June 27, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    gb: the music is made automatically when someone downloads Firefox. Is like “Toshio Iwai”‘s style music-performance.

  • Jamaipanese

    July 2, 2008 at 6:09 am

    good looking party. I wish I could have attended ^_^

  • alafista

    July 3, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    woah the plushie is cute! I want!

  • Jeff

    July 10, 2008 at 8:11 am

    You seriously get to go to some of the coolest events! I’m terribly jealous!

    Anyway, keep up the posts! I love seeing pics from all the awesome events.