twitter in Japanese is on with ads

We found it. Anyone can switch your twitter to Japanese menu (and advertising!) from [Settings]->[Account tab]->[Language drop down]-[Japanese]. Or if your browser’s language settings precedes Japanese, you will see Japanese interface on
Here you are,
twitter in Japanese
At top of the sidebar, you can see an ad box, which is planned to be backported to English version.
The JP domain – -, which we expected a Japanese version, is merely forwarding to . Whether it is owned by twitter or not is unknown. (confirmed that twitter Inc. owns [J])
Top page before login also can be switched to Japanese,
twitter top page in Japanese

What kind of ads?

Now I’m seeing following ads on Japanese twitter.

  • Toyota
  • en-Japan (outplacement service company)
  • two twitter guidebooks (kind of “twitter for dummies” books)
  • twitter API guidebook

Toyota’s ad takes you to the page which encourages you to follow their portal

See Also:

twitter Japan launched … where?
Press Conference on Ustream [Live]
Press Rrelease by Digital Garage [J]
Official twitter blog (English) mentioned
Digital Garage founder Joi Ito’s blog


  1. on safari from the US. changed the language settings… still no Japanese.

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