Yomiuri Shimbun reported on March 27 that they had researched the ownership of 2-channel, Japanese gigantic anonymous bulletin board service, in Singapore, and resulted the self-claimed current owner Packet Monster Inc. in Singapore, is a paper company, one of 2,000 companies registered under Rikvin Consultance, whose address is the same as the Packet Monster, at 120 Telok Ayer Street.
2ch.net is managed and operated by PACKET MONSTER INC.
Yomiuri’s correspondent contacted to Effendi Ahmad Faris Merican(sp?), one of the Packet Monster’s board members on the registration paper. Funny thing is that he answered to Yomiuri, “I was merely requested to be the executive. I have never heard about the 2-channel bbs.” at a shopping centre in suburb of Singapore on March 20.
Actually, when the hand-out of 2-channel ownership was announced by Hiroyuki, the founder of 2-channel, on January 2, 2009, there were some 2-channel users in Singapore visited the address, got the registration paper and concluded that there was no real company exists there. (1) [J], (2) [J]
Yesterday, Hiroyuki updated his blog to protest against Japanese government move to illegalize web-download [J], first time after the police raid to his house was reported on traditional media. Those media reports seemed to be sourced from the police leak, and this Yomiuri report might be on the same line which is saying that the 2-channel is still managed inside Japan.
Naomi Koshi, a mayor of Ohtsu, Shiga-prefecture, who recorded the youngest female mayor when she was elected this January 2012, was reported by several national papers that she “moaned” that her opinions do not reach for her people via Japanese media in Japanese and English.
I am so frustrated at Japanese media. Does this happen all over the world?? Or only in Japan??
Yomiuri, Asahi, Mainichi, Sankei’s sports paper, etc. reported in titles with “moan”, “criticize”, “anti-media”.
Koshi answered to Yomiuri that she wanted to explain directly to her supporters, also wanted to ask her foreign friends if such miscommunications are common thing.
Like the news that video streaming of her first address making the server down, we reported last month, “politician”, “woman” and “young” seemed to be magic keywords, has been attracting some manly news-makers. This social media usage might make media disappointed.
Allatanys, an website where you may read headline news from three of Japan’s most published newspapers in parallel, run by Yomiuri Shimbun, Asahi Shimbun and Nikkei, has ceased yeasterday, February 29, 2012.
The site top shows a short text with background image which makes the text hard to read. The text tells, “Allatanys site has ended. Allatays, a site for compared-reading Nikkei/Asahi/Yomiuri, stopped its distribution at the end of February 2012. Thank you for your long-term reading. You may read the news on each company’s website.”. And three newspapers’ website are linked.
Yomiuri, Asahi and Nikkei are on top of the world’s most circulated newspaper ranking, Yomiuri #1, Asahi #2 and Nikkei #7.
Allatanys began on January 31, 2008. We covered its free iOS app release on February 2009.
On Facebook, these three had opened Allatanys page, where students are running discussion place under the three newspaper names. This Facebook page will remain with Allatanys brand.
There are no related news around this termination found on Google News so far.
Hatsugen Komachi, another huge anonymous online forum, popular to women, run by the world largest newspaper company Yomiuri Shimbun, will become a satellite TV program “Komachi TV” in advice-column-on-television style since April 2nd.
# “Komachi” is a synonym for beautiful women in Japanese, which came from 9th century poet Ono no Komachi.
In the 30 minutes program Sunday morning, three commentators take interesting “Topi” (colloquial abbreviation of topics, forum thread theme) and chat around it. The official site [J] shows examples like “In the end, is the women’s value appearance?” or “I wonder my husband will set down toilet seat cover some day”.