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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