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  • Almost all Japanese like pork
    by Ken Y-N on 13 February, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Let’s celebrate the Chinese New Year of the pig by a survey from @nifty looking at pigs and their meat. In Japan the year’s animal is a wild boar rather than a pig, but as far as I am aware wild boar meat (and game in general) is not very popular […]

  • What RPG class Japanese would want to be
    by Ken Y-N on 4 February, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    This fun ranking survey from goo Ranking looked at what RPG class or job Japanese people might like to be or do in a real fantasy life. This was an open survey, and I voted! I chose necromancer, but I’d only want to be one in-game; if it were […]

  • Wasabi the food Japanese most came to like as adults
    by Ken Y-N on 28 January, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Here’s a fun survey from goo Ranking on foods people came to like as adults. The most hated foods (I would guess) from both sides of the Atlantic don’t make in onto this list. In the UK, Brussels sprouts were definitely something I disliked […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

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Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Why Your Localized Content Are Not Optimized
    by Motoko Hunt on 28 June, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The translation and localization tools and services have been improved tremendously with higher skilled professionals and machine learning. However, I still find websites with low-quality content due to the translation mistakes on a daily basis. This is a […]

  • Yahoo Japan Killed 5900 Fraudulent Ads
    by Motoko Hunt on 24 May, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Yahoo! Japan said they have removed 5900 ads in five months since they came out with new guidelines for ads in the late October 2018. The new guidelines are structured around 3 pillars: Visualization of appropriate advertising effects Secured brand value and […]

  • The End Of The Heisei Era
    by Motoko Hunt on 30 April, 2019 at 7:52 pm

    Today is the end of the Heisei era in Japan, which lasted for 30 years from 1989 to 2019. It’s an extremely significant event for Japan as the Emperor abdicated for the first time in 200 years. May 1, 2019, is the start of the Reiwa era. The era-year […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

East Asia Forum Economics, Politics and Public Policy in East Asia and the Pacific

  • Will Vietnam’s Trong loosen his grip on absolute power?
    by Hai Hong Nguyen on 20 July, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Hai Hong Nguyen, Queensland University of Technology The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is preparing for its 13th Congress scheduled to be held in early 2021. Surely it will elect someone else to take over from 75-year-old Nguyen Phu Trong as […]

  • Imran Khan and Donald Trump search for common ground
    by Harrison Akins on 20 July, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Author: Harrison Akins, University of Tennessee The White House recently announced that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is making his first visit to the United States for meetings with President Donald Trump on 22 July. The United States and Pakistan have […]

  • Fixing ASEAN’s partnership with civil society
    by Ruji Auethavornpipat on 19 July, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Ruji Auethavornpipat, ANU In June 2019, Thailand wrapped up the 34th ASEAN Summit. In its role as ASEAN Chair this year, Thailand pushed for an ASEAN that increases partnership with and between the peoples of the region — one that helps build a […]