E-mail Mistakenly Addressed to Mr./Ms. “Blacklist”

Mainichi reports[ja] that Minnano Seimei Hoken Advisor, a web service provides life insurance review, sent e-mails started with “To: Blacklist-sama” about 2,000 its customers by mistake.

Power Planning, the company who runs the site, told to Mainichi that the customers received those mails are not the one on their real black lists, if you believe it. lists.

Last week on February 28, GMO Internet failed to send rejection letter to 23,397 people, who ever applied before since 2006.

E-mail Mistakenly Addressed to Mr./Ms. “Blacklist”

Yahoo! Japan Mail Troubled – 3.8 Million Users Affected

NikkeiBP reported that 3,794,777 379,4777 Yahoo! Japan Mail users were unable to access the service since around 9:30 a.m. September 30.

The number of affected users is about 8% of whole 50 million users. Troubled hardware are being replaced and are supposed to resume tomorrow, October 3.

official release

Yahoo! Japan Mail Troubled – 3.8 Million Users Affected

Big Chainstores Troubled With Social Media Photos Of Their Stupid Part Timers

My monthly column on The Japan Times this month was about young part time workers photo troubles over Twitter.

It was not possible to post the inconsiderate photos there, so I put some links for people who want to see the photos.

A summary site someone collected the problematic photos [J] (because most case the posters ran away with shutting down their Twitter accounts). It has 3 new ones in last 2 days, so the movement keeps going.

These series of incidents are now on several major media. Today Nikkei took up the problem as huge risk for enterprises [J].

Many columnists and opinion bloggers attempted to analyze why. Newsweek Japan’s columnist Akihiko Reizei from New Jersey wrote that prank by youth is much more accepted as an elites’ culture, with referring Rookie Hazing and MIT Hacks. According to him, there are no such prank culture by low wagers in fast food industry. I showed some to Japanese Twitter users.

Rakuten’s New Grocery Delivery Service Expantion Troubled In Poor Operation

Rakuten Mart, a new online grocery delivery service run by Japan’s giant e-commerce mall company Rakuten, expanded its delivery areas in Greater Tokyo on March 11, is failing to deliver the ordered foods, lots of bad reviews start circulating on the web.

Rakuten’s own review service is getting harsh reviews, many tells that their ordering foods did not arrive during the time-frame they had asked, they got phone call from delivery staff and if they can come late, for example 1 or 2 a.m. after midnight, when the customers denied because it was too late, they never come back even the days following. Some people wrote that they were told re-delivery on 12th and got another no-show again. Many people worried that if Rakuten would charge their credit card even without delivering any.


Kakaku.com, the largest product review site is receiving lots of complains, too. When Rakuten removed bad reviews on their e-book reader Kobo, many people used Kakaku.com as an alternative place to post their critics, and this time, some may think that the reviews on Rakuten could be modified.

Rakuten Mart issued an apology on their site a few days later, said that they received too many orders than they had expected. Many orders on 11th were undone, but 12th orders were also too much for them so it prevented the re-delivery of the remained items. They promised that they would refund for all the undelivered items, delivery fee, and plus 1,000 Rakuten points (values 1,000 yen) by April 5.

Naver Line Is Down

Naver LINE is down after the midnight, October 31st. The official’s Twitter account says,

“All functions of both Apps and PC versions LINE are not working now. We are investigating now and will let you know as soon as we recover.”

at 01:17 a.m.

Twitter’s top trends in Japan now ranks “Line”, though 6 of top 10 are Halloween related terms.

Line’s Facebook page is providing the same information in English.

Naver Japan recently announced [J] the number of LINE users exceeded 70 million, 32 million of which are in its homeland, Japan.

[Update] The recovery was announced at 2:28 a.m.