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  • This survey is about poo-stained undies
    by Ken Y-N on 18 September, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    The survey was officially-entitled underpants stain troubles, and was an excuse to promote Unicharm’s new skidmark catch pads, or whatever their official name is. Most of my underpants stains occur in the hot weather here, when I get an involuntary bum […]

  • Dog people outnumber cat people almost two to one
    by Ken Y-N on 13 September, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    @nifty took a look at animals and pets. Especially given that a new baby panda was recently born in Japan’s most well-known zoo, Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo, I was surprised to see pandas relatively low in the listings; penguins beating dolphins also seemed […]

  • Typical happenings at a Japanese dentist
    by Ken Y-N on 10 September, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Finally I found a good goo Ranking after a long blank stretch, this look at typical happenings at Japanese dentists. I hate the whole idea of dentists, but it’s a necessary evil, and of course the feeling after getting de-plaqued makes the visit worth […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Insights into Japan’s Generation Z
    by Motoko Hunt on 28 August, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Each generation seems to have different online behaviors and habits. Many data shows that Baby-Boomers still conduct majority of online activities from PC, while younger generations are glued to their smartphones. For the past 2-3 years, […]

  • Baidu’s Own Content Taking Over Search Results
    by Motoko Hunt on 31 July, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    Baidu is still dominating China’s search market. Some of the newer search engines such as 360 search, Sogou, and Shenma (mobile) are growing, but Baidu maintains the top search engine spot in China with more than 75% share. Therefore, it is crucial for […]

  • Japanese Teenagers Prefer SNOW Over Snapchat
    by Motoko Hunt on 30 June, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    In North America and Europe, people, especially the teenagers are moving away from Twitter and Facebook to Instagram and Snapchat. You can find a similar trend in Japan. According to Just Systems’ web services usage survey report, LINE, Youtube, and […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • What’s driving the crackdown in Cambodia?
    by Kongkea Chhoeun on 20 September, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Kongkea Chhoeun, ANU It might be easy to forget given the events of August–September 2017, but Cambodian democracy had until a few years ago been making progress. Many key indicators of democratic quality had continued to improve since the 1998 […]

  • The BRICS at 10
    by Sourabh Gupta on 20 September, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Author: Sourabh Gupta, Institute for China–America Studies During the first week of September 2017, President Xi Jinping chaired the 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen in China’s Fujian province between member countries Brazil, Russia, India, […]

  • Dark clouds over Rakhine State
    by Adam Simpson on 19 September, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Adam Simpson, Hawke Research Institute Early on the morning of 25 August 2017, Fortify Rights — a regional human rights NGO — held an internal workshop at their Bangkok office. The previous day, the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on […]