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Japan Times (Newspaper)

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What Japan Thinks (Market Research Blog)

世論 What Japan Thinks From kimono to keitai; research Japanese facts and figures through translated opinion polls and surveys.

  • Factory tours Japanese would like to go on
    by Ken Y-N on 20 October, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    There’s a very definite Tokyo-area bias in this survey from goo Ranking into which factory tours people would want to go on; the pictured food sample factory is not one of them, though. The only factory tours I’ve been on in Japan were three times […]

  • Japan’s worldwide praise-worthy cars
    by Ken Y-N on 13 October, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    The pictured meme has perhaps not yet penetrated far the Japanese psyche, given the results of this survey into what famous Japanese cars the Japanese think the world praises. I think the Prius is a good car, although in Japan it seems every second car is […]

  • Japan’s tastiest McMenu item
    by Ken Y-N on 29 September, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    This survey from goo Ranking looked at what Japanese considered was the tastiest menu item at McDonald’s. My first visit to a McDonald’s was in Germany to get a salad, then a cafe latte in a McCafe in Macau (McAu?) in lieu of going to a casino as […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Recent International SEO Articles
    by Motoko Hunt on 4 November, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    There were several of my articles about International SEO published on the web and printed magazine. Here are some of them: Global vs. Local Websites: Which is Right for You? – Search Engine Journal Using the Localization Process to Resonate with Travel […]

  • Who Does SEO?
    by Motoko Hunt on 6 September, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    Most of the time, the SEO work is handled either by the in-house SEO person/team or by the SEO agency. Unlike most of the other departments who have focused job function and areas of responsibility, SEO work involves numerous focused areas such as web design, […]

  • 5 Baidu SEO Points
    by Motoko Hunt on 26 July, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Baidu SEO is becoming more important for many website owners as China is becoming a big target market. However, not many websites are getting the Baidu SEO right. Largely, this is due to the fact that their SEO work is highly focused on Google search engine. […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • Taking India’s economy beyond US$5 trillion
    by N R Bhanumurthy on 20 November, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Author: NR Bhanumurthy, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy The government of India has set a new medium-term macro growth target, hoping the economy will grow to US$5 trillion by the end of 2024–25. Currently, it sits at US$2.3 trillion. […]

  • Nepal–China ties tighten, but who gains?
    by Anil Sigdel on 19 November, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Author: Anil Sigdel, Nepal Matters for America After upwards of 80 international trips, Chinese President Xi Jinping finally visited his South Asian neighbour, Nepal. The primary motive behind Xi’s visit was not China’s Belt and Road Initiative […]

  • The US–Japan trade deal: small agreement, broad implications
    by Takemasa Sekine on 19 November, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Author: Takemasa Sekine, NUCB The recent announcement of the US–Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) must have come as a surprise to many in Japan given its unusual expeditiousness. The agreement was concluded just six months after negotiations began — a […]