Posts Tagged: Japan



Japan Earthquake on Twitter, Sina Weibo and Google

With micro-blogs, we have more options to keep ourselves updated with news, especially on natural disaster. Both giant micro-blogging platfo...

  • March 11, 2011
  • at 9:37 pm
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Startups Japan, a Database of Japanese Start-ups in English

Want to learn more about Japanese start-ups? Now you can. Project Ocean Inc., a Japan-based financial consultant company, has recently revam...

  • March 10, 2011
  • at 9:09 am
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Japanese Publishers want Baidu to remove Pirated Manga

In a bid to fight against pirated content such as Japanese manga, anime and novels on Baidu, four major Japanese publishers associations had...

  • March 3, 2011
  • at 9:16 am
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Marketgeek is a Japan-based Financial Data Visualization site

Marketgeek is a Japan-based financial data visualization website focusing on technology companies listed in the stock exchange market. The s...

  • March 1, 2011
  • at 9:10 am
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What’s left for Facebook to Conquer in Asia?

Facebook is the number one social network in the world. With presence in more than 200 countries which adds up to more than 600 million user...

  • February 22, 2011
  • at 10:04 am
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Japan, China rank Top 5 in Global Patent Applications Ranking

Japan had 32,156 patent applications while China had 12,337 in 2010, according to World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) estima...

  • February 10, 2011
  • at 11:08 pm
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Japan Broke Twitter Record on New Year Day

Twitter is popular in Japan and its popularity was evidently shown on New Year day, or in Japanese ‘Oshogatsu’. Just 4 seconds after mid...

  • January 9, 2011
  • at 2:40 am
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Twitter Trending in Japan

We’re witnessing key Asian markets dominated by Facebook or Twitter. In India, Facebook overthrew Orkut to claim the number one spot. comS...

  • November 9, 2010
  • at 1:57 am
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TWIA Episode 52: Asia coming of Age?

Back to the studio after an exciting week from Echelon 2010 and the good news that we are recently mentioned on TechCrunch. Akky Akimoto, th...

  • June 18, 2010
  • at 2:39 pm
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Google Launches Person Finder for Japan Earthquake Victims

Spread the word. Google has launched a person finder engine for Japanese affected by the earthquake and tsunami. The BBC reported that there...

  • March 11, 2011
  • at 6:53 pm
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Japan, Australia, New Zealand first to get iPad 2 in Asia

iPad 2 is here. But most Asian countries will have to wait. Apple has only announced launch dates for U.S and another 26 countries, includin...

  • March 3, 2011
  • at 2:11 pm
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Yahoo to quit Japan?

Yahoo Inc is in advanced talks to exit its joint venture in Japan with Softbank corp, Japan’s number three mobile operator, the Reuters re...

  • March 2, 2011
  • at 12:59 pm
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Dentsu is Facebook Japan’s Official Sales Representative

It’s official. Dentsu Inc, one of the largest brand agencies in the world will help Facebook promote its products in Japan. The Facebook p...

  • March 1, 2011
  • at 9:07 am
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Did Instagram launch a book in Japan? [PICS]

Did Instagram launch a book in Japan? There is a possibility. The book, which cost US$12 at Amazon, is designed with a familiar Instagram lo...

  • February 15, 2011
  • at 8:23 pm
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Twitter is now the Top Social Network in Japan

Update: The data in the chart only represents PC-based email visitation, it does not include visitation from mobile devices or Internet cafe...

  • January 20, 2011
  • at 9:30 pm
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Mobile Usage in Japan, United States and Europe [INFOGRAPHIC]

In terms of mobile usage, Japanese is the most connected group as compared to Americans and Europeans. That is the conclusion drawn from the...

  • December 14, 2010
  • at 11:06 am
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Twitter Takes Off In Japan

If you’re looking to tap into the Japanese market through social media, look no further than Twitter. The Twitter team is particularly foc...

  • June 22, 2010
  • at 11:34 pm
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TWIA #29: This Week in Japan

For this week, the TWIA crew is joined by Serkan Toto, a special guest from Japan, who is the only Asia correspondent for TechCrunch. We dic...

  • May 8, 2010
  • at 6:11 pm
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