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

  • Which Pixar movies moved Japan?
    by Ken Y-N on 22 September, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    goo Ranking recently published a straightforward survey on which Pixar movie moved people the most. For me it has to be Toy Story 3, although I’ve never actually seen Monsters University, and I only caught the last 15 minutes of Finding Dory in Japanese […]

  • Japan’s favourite tramp juice
    by Ken Y-N on 15 September, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Tramp juice, a slang term for high-strength canned drinks, including the granddaddy of them all, Carlsberg’s Special Brew, loved by homeless alcoholics, have not got the same bad rap in Japan, but are actually the fastest-growing sector of the market, […]

  • Money-related apps most crash-prone
    by Ken Y-N on 11 September, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    A new to me survey company, SmartBeat, recently conducted a survey into smartphone app crashes in the first half of 2019. I don’t have any regular crashes, and hardly even irregular crashes on my Android phone, so I find it very surprising that nearly […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • 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. […]

  • Why Your Localized Content Are Not Optimized
    by Motoko Hunt on 28 June, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The translation and localization tools and services have been improved tremendously with higher skilled professionals and machine learning. However, I still find websites with low-quality content due to the translation mistakes on a daily basis. This is a […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • Australia’s fear of China Inc needs a reality check
    by Luke Hurst on 24 September, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Author: Luke Hurst, Asialink Business From iron ore to infant formula, Chinese-backed investment in Australia is increasingly being met with anxiety. This bubbling anxiety is indicative of the difficulty in understanding not just the amount of foreign direct […]

  • Malaysia’s myriad reform challenges await action
    by Stewart Nixon on 23 September, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Stewart Nixon, ANU The triumphant optimism that accompanied Malaysia’s democratic revolution of May 2018 has faded against a lingering backdrop of unrequited expectations. Malaysians concerned with persistent cost of living pressures and rising […]

  • The US dollar: America’s currency, Asia’s problem?
    by EAF editors on 23 September, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Author: Editorial Board, ANU ‘The dollar is our currency, but your problem’ warned US President Richard Nixon’s Treasury Secretary, John Connally. His warning came more than five decades ago, but for many emerging economies it rings as true […]