I follow on twitter some Japanese bloggers, Open Source advocates, which allows me to get a glimpse to the Japanese Market. I found it sometimes amazing, how many original ideas are out there.
A few examples:
- twigadge – A twitter sidebar
- termtter – Command line twitter client, written in Ruby.
- nicodown – From the same guy who wrote 2, a C file that connects and downloads video from the Japanese Nico Nico Douga website. In his website you can locate a few more handy python, perl and ruby scripts as well as a development blog (Japanese)
- http://xa.yuiseki.net/ – Exteme Adhoc is the name of the website, and it is indeed extreme, you can follow schedule, twitts, locations, photos of several guys