Daily Portal Z: Social learning platform iKnow! cooperates with nifty

Tokyo-based social learning platform iKnow! and Japanese telecommunications and web powerhouse nifty (most famous in the web space for its portal of the same name) are cooperating.

The companies have set up the “Owarai eigo dojo” (Funny English Training Hall), giving Japanese iKnow users the possibility to translate funny stories from nifty’s mega popular “Daily Portal Z” into English.

nifty provides their users with a dedicated web site (Daily Portal Z in English).

As the cooperation began just a few days ago, the content available in English is still scarce, but should be particularly cool for people interested in Japanese sub and pop culture (for example, check out “Sleeping everywhere with a futon” in English). I wonder why there is no link to the original article in Japanese (this might be added soon though). A Digg-button is a must as well, especially for Daily Portal Z-like content.

iKnow explains to their Japanese users how to generate English content for Daily Portal Z here and here.

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Dr. Serkan Toto is a German based in Tokyo. Like us, he is passionate about introducing Japanese IT to the rest of the world. Full-time, Serkan works as an independent web industry consultant for hedge funds, venture capital companies and start-ups worldwide. He is also a writer for mega tech blog network TechCrunch, covering Japan-related technology and web trends. This is Serkan's website. Follow Serkan on Twitter here.

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Serkan Toto

Dr. Serkan Toto is a German based in Tokyo. Like us, he is passionate about introducing Japanese IT to the rest of the world. Full-time, Serkan works as an independent web industry consultant for hedge funds, venture capital companies and start-ups worldwide. He is also a writer for mega tech blog network TechCrunch, covering Japan-related technology and web trends. This is Serkan's website. Follow Serkan on Twitter here.

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