Last weekend, NTT DoCoMo Innovation
partnered with Mashape and hosted Global Hack
. Global Hack is one of the first hackathons in Tokyo, where Japanese developers spent the weekend hacking to win a trip for 4 to Silicon Valley.
Although hackathon culture is just beginning to develop in Japan, the event was well received. Final presentations were done in true hacker spirit; with no slideshows allowed, and featuring only demos of the hack to judges.
The most creative hack I saw was a stuffed animal controlled by a phone that could recognize your voice, face and tell you the weather.…