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NamiWave Co-Launches Rakko Media

New Website Offers Online Photo Printing and Premium E-Commerce Products

LOS ANGELES, CA, October 2, 2013 — NamiWave, LLC, a global entertainment business development agency, announces today the launch of, a new Japanese website that allows consumers to create uniquely personalized gifts for their loved ones.  The website was developed by NamiWave Japan Co., Ltd., the Japanese subsidiary of NamiWave, in collaboration with Hokuryou Photo Co., Ltd., a Japanese company focusing on photo-printing services.

Rakko Media currently offers two main services: “Rakko Print,” which allows customers to order photo prints, photo books, invitations, stationary, and photo gifts online; and “Rakkommerce,” an e-commerce service featuring a different mix of premium products that vary by month, locality, and seasonality.  A third service, “Entertainment Rakko,”—offering entertainment products and services—will launch later this month.   “Rakko” means sea otter in Japanese.

Purchases made on the Rakko Media website may be paid for either online using a credit card or at a participating convenience store.  Products are shipped directly to the customer.  Japan has over 50,000 convenience stores throughout the country.  Lawson, FamilyMart, Seicomart, and Ministop convenience stores will offer in-store payment for Rakko Media.

NamiWave is actively involved in merchandising for the e-commerce portion of the website.  “Products will be meticulously selected for our Japanese consumers to match seasonal tastes and events from around the world,” says Minoru Takada, president of NamiWave and NamiWave Japan.  “Customers can also customize gifts to fit their discerning lifestyles.”

The current product mix features products from Japan, but NamiWave plans to promote Hawaii products in the New Year.

About Hokuryou Photo

Hokuryou Photo, a photo-printing specialist, has photo-printing kiosks in 25,000 convenience stores throughout Japan.  Their headquarters is located in Sapporo, Hokkaido.  More information about Hokuryou Photo can be found on their website at (Japanese only).

About NamiWave

NamiWave, LLC is a new type of business development agency, positioned as a keystone in a worldwide ecosystem of entertainment content providers, retailers, distributors, and technology companies.  Our goal is to manage, facilitate, and grow the ecosystem from conception to completion through two main lines of business: future retail and new product distribution.  NamiWave is committed to developing and testing new prototypes to meet the changing needs of retailers and consumers.

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