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  • The most successful anime adaptations
    on 13 June, 2021 at 3:54 pm

    This ranking survey from goo Ranking asked what is the most successful anime adaptations of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine’s manga. My anime series watching is very limited, but I recently got a free year of Amazon Prime, and it’s got Demon Slayer (Kimetsu […]

  • Making bookings on smartphones
    on 7 June, 2021 at 4:51 pm

    This straightforward survey from MMD Labo looked at internet reservations by smartphone. Looking at the options, I’m surprised that “travel” or “flights” do not appear on the list. Given that “other” is less than 2%, they must have been […]

  • Majority want vaccination, many others want side-effect reassurance
    on 5 June, 2021 at 5:15 pm

    Note: this survey was conducted in February, before vaccination had started in earnest. This survey from Leading Tech looked at COVID-19 vaccine awareness. Note also that an overused trope about Japan is its vaccine reluctance with respect to COVID-19 in […]

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  • Japan’s less equal companies
    by Pernille Rudlin on 19 January, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    I often cite in my seminars that one obvious sign of the ethos gap between Japanese listed companies and the top 350 US companies is that Japanese presidents generally earn a multiple of 10-20 of the average salary in their … The post Japan’s less equal […]

  • Impact of Brexit on Japanese companies in the UK, 6 months on
    by Pernille Rudlin on 13 January, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    (This article was first published in Japanese in the Teikoku Databank News in July 2021) It has been six months since the UK left the EU and the transition period ended.  According to my research and also a recent survey … The post Impact of Brexit on […]

  • What needs to change for Japanese companies to adopt hybrid working
    by Pernille Rudlin on 6 January, 2022 at 4:37 pm

    The UK government allowed companies to encourage their staff to return to work from mid-July 2021. There are conflicting views in government, however, about whether flexible working should be the default from now on. Some worry that a permanent reduction … […]

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • SEO Trends 2022
    by Motoko Hunt on 15 December, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    As you may know, I am one of the contributors to Search Engine Journal. In addition to great search, social, and digital marketing articles, they publish comprehensive eBooks for different topics. For the last several years, they kindly asked me to be a part […]

  • SEO in 2022
    by Motoko Hunt on 15 November, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    A few months ago, I was approached by Mr. David Bain who was putting together a series of podcasts and a book for Majestic about the SEO in 2022. He interviewed 66 SEO experts from around the world, and I was honored to be included in this exceptional […]

  • 3 Things to Ask Yourself Before You Look for New Agency
    by Motoko Hunt on 29 October, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    The agency selection process is a huge task. It requires a lot of resources and can be expensive. There are many articles providing very useful information and tips for a successful agency selection process. Still, I see many companies struggle to find the […]

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  • Hun Sen future-proofs Cambodia’s politics
    by Astrid Norén-Nilsson on 20 January, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Author: Astrid Noren-Nilsson, Lund University As 2021 drew to a close, three events seemed to encapsulate the state of Cambodia’s long-standing political camps: the announcement of Prime Minister Hun Sen’s successor, the splintering of the opposition and […]

  • An inquiry into Australia’s COVID-19 responses is what’s needed now
    by Tom Westland on 20 January, 2022 at 11:00 am

    Author: Tom Westland, ANU Everyone has a view on the saga surrounding Novak Djokovic and his Australian visa. The question though is: how did it come to this? How is it that one of the world’s all-time great tennis players and his team of staff couldn’t […]

  • Singapore’s measured progress and guarded optimism in 2021
    by Chang Yee Kwan on 19 January, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Author: Chang Yee Kwan, National Chengchi University Singapore experienced considerable success returning to normalcy in 2021 following the disruptions of COVID-19. The nationwide vaccination drive beginning on 30 December 2020 and resumption of classroom […]