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Category: Japan Web Watch

Rugby Styles and Business Styles

The sporting arena and business world are often compared. So with the Rugby World Cup coming to Japan in 2019, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with...

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30 April, 2019, Written by 0 comment

Japan, GDPR and Privacy Policy

On the 25th May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR EU 2016/679) will take effect. For many website owners in Japan, this post might be the first occasion...

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18 May, 2018, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Text and Yoast SEO

A potential client recently asked us whether Yoast SEO plugin handles Japanese text. The WordPress Yoast Plugin has over 3 million active installs and is widely regarded by  developers as...

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15 June, 2017, Written by 0 comment

LINE for Small Business Marketing

The communication application LINE was launched in Japan in 2011 and subsequently taken the country by storm. Line became Japan’s largest social network in 2013, bigger than Facebook or...

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29 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

7 Business Myths About Japan

Most people who don’t live in Japan see the country from abroad through the filter of main stream media and pop culture. Japan might inspire images of Zen gardens,...

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15 September, 2014, Written by 0 comment

Japanese Style Web Design

So you’ve translated your content. Now how can you make our site look more … Japanese? To put the question another way, is there such a thing as a...

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23 January, 2012, Written by 0 comment

Google Japan / Yahoo Japan Deal

Today it was announced by Google Asia Pacific and Japan vice president Daniel Alegre that Yahoo Japan would switch at the end of the year to using Google Japan’s...

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27 July, 2010, Written by 0 comment

Internet Marketing in Japan

Once you have your website up and running often the next challenge for website owners is attracting visitor traffic. Search Engine Optimization is a must, but it takes time...

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10 July, 2010, Written by 0 comment

Promote Your Site With QR Codes

Anyone who is familiar with the Japanese urban landscape will have noticed that QR code symbols are virtually everywhere. On train advertisements, pamphlets, menus, business cards and product labels....

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27 January, 2010, Written by 0 comment

Bing / Yahoo Deal and the Japan Impact

The search engine world is still buzzing following the recent decision of Yahoo to effectively shut down its own search infrastructure and outsource its search results business to Microsoft...

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30 July, 2009, Written by 0 comment