Gijinka (anthropomorphization) is what Japanese anime/manga people love, and it often passes the language barriers. On giant anonymous bulletin board 2-channel, some amateur cartoonists seemed to vie in their personification sense [J]. 2-channel: They know who they are well. derision for everything is their basic attitude. Nico Nico (Douga): Hatsune Miku, young girls’ livestream on… Continue reading Japanese Web Community As Person
It was January 14th when Domino Pizza Japan started three weeks customers-involved web campaign “Ikemen Domino 25 Contest“. The word “Ikemen” is a Japanese slang which means a good-looking man, believed to be generated about 10 years ago from “Iketeru”(cool) + “Men”(Japanese ‘face’ and English ‘man/men’). The contest is asking visitors to vote their favorite… Continue reading Domino Pizza Hansome Deliverer Voting Campaign Rigged By 2-Channellers
It is a year-end buzzword ranking season. Yahoo! Japan, Japan’s most popular search portal, though the backend search engine has been gradually switching to Google’s one (everyday more people report that their search results are the similar with the Google’s results), eventually gets the highest number of search volume in Japanese. Yahoo! Japan just released… Continue reading Japan’s Top Search Keywords in 2010 By Yahoo! Japan
Blame Avatar’s hit on screen. Many of Japanese big portal showed great originality on April Fools’ Day. Half a day ahead to 3D services launch in USA. The No.1 Yahoo! Japan announced their migration to 3D top page on Microsoft Silverlight technology. No.4 portal (by visitors, according to the NetRatings 2007 research [J]) Nifty No.… Continue reading Japanese April Fools’ Day Is 3D! 3D! 3D!
Nico Nico Jikkyo (Jikkyo originally means “live state” in Japanese, but in this case, abbreviated form of Jikkyo-Chukei, “play-by-play broadcasting”) is a newly introduced service by Dwango, who runs Japan’s most popular online video service Nico Nico Douga. Nico Nico Jikkyo introduced a client application for Windows, which shows the similar layout with Nico Nico… Continue reading Nico Nico Jikkyo, Long Awaited Chat Over TV Programme
Here is a list of where Japanese users usually go on the web when they want to connect with their friends, buy something or get information. I feature “made-in-Japan” sites and software only (well, almost), knowing that i.e. Google, Amazon and Firefox are highly popular in this country as well. Some of these Japanese sites… Continue reading Q&A: What is the Japanese equivalent of [Western web service]?
This is the second part of our coverage of the Asiajin meeting #1 which took part this Tuesday. Presentation No. 4 “The 4th presenter abused the meeting by violating its regulation of not speaking in one’s mother tongue against agreement. Thus we do not cover the presentation. You may find the information somewhere else. (Akky… Continue reading Report: Asiajin Meeting #1 (part two)