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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.

  • Online live music consumption in Japan
    by Ken Y-N on 18 January, 2021 at 4:23 pm

    This survey from MMD Labo looked at the safest way to enjoy live music these days, viewing online live music. I’ve not watched any online live music free or paid, although over the New Year my favourite Japanese band, Southern All Stars, did an online live […]

  • COVID-19 and the usage of large electronic commerce sites
    by Ken Y-N on 12 January, 2021 at 4:27 pm

    This survey from MMD Labo looked at people’s usage of large electronic commerce sites during the pandemic. Our family’s use of shopping sites hasn’t really changed. I still prefer the old-fashioned way of actually going to a shop, and I’m quite happy […]

  • Online financial transactions in Japan
    by Ken Y-N on 30 November, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    This survey from MMD Labo looked at many aspects of online financial transactions in Japan. Note that the topic is banking and investment-related transactions, not ordinary online shopping. I don’t do any financial transactions online because, as is […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Success Metrics with the Efficiency
    by Motoko Hunt on 29 December, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    Let’s put the efficiency into your success metrics! The success of search marketing campaigns is usually measured using a set of action related performance metrics including, visits, revenue, cost per acquisition (CPA), and return of investment (ROI). […]

  • Create Global Calendar for International Search Marketing
    by Motoko Hunt on 29 December, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    Global Calendar is a “Must Have Tool” for International Search Marketing  To be successful in International Search Marketing, you must understand the seasonality in your target markets. Without this knowledge, you are likely to use what […]

  • From Mobile First Indexing to Mobile Only Indexing
    by Motoko Hunt on 18 October, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    During the Pubcon (virtual) 2020, Google’s John Muller announced that “Content only visible on desktop will be ignored” starting March 2021. It means that if you have pages or a part of the pages that can only be accessed/visible on the desktop, those […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • South Korea’s ongoing quest for security independence
    by Peter Banseok Kwon on 20 January, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Author: Peter Banseok Kwon, SUNY Albany South Korea’s military spending is significant by world standards, and it has grown rapidly under the Moon Jae-in administration even while rapprochement with North Korea remains a priority. Although the rise in […]

  • Dual circulation is a strategic process, not a theory
    by Andrew Sheng on 19 January, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Author: Andrew Sheng, HKU China watchers were puzzled by the country’s ‘dual circulation strategy’ when it first surfaced in 2020. Chinese President Xi Jinping called for the ‘formation of a new pattern of economic development’, given the rapidly […]

  • Advancing the US–Indonesia defence relationship
    by Evan Laksmana on 19 January, 2021 at 11:00 am

    Author: Evan Laksmana, CSIS Indonesia There has been a flurry of high-level security engagements between the United States and Indonesia in recent months. In mid-October, Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto visited the United States after being […]