It turns out Nokia is abandoning ship and leaving Japan. The company is having problems keeping up with the turnaround and custom nature of devices in Japan and will therefore stop selling them entirely. The Nokia model of taking your time to perfect a device and slowly releasing devices just doesn’t cut it over there. In Japan, it seems you need to be constantly releasing new devices with new features and catering to each little trend that emerges. I suspect the time to market for a device in Japan is a matter of a month. Although the above video has nothing to do with the story, it’s a good video from a Japanese blogger I really like. He explains how to populate your RSS feeds with Japanese blogs. Something that, if you did, you’d already know about this story.