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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.

  • Two-thirds of Japanese rate President Trump poorly
    by Ken Y-N on 14 January, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    This interesting survey from @Nifty looked at international relations, focusing on the most important coutries of China, the two Koreas and the USA. I share the pessimistic view of Trump and his “successes” with his personal brand, with the China […]

  • The greatest NES games, as chosen by the Japanese
    by Ken Y-N on 16 December, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    This survey from goo Ranking was a look at which famous Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) game best represented the last 30 years in the eyes of the respondents. I’m a bit surprised to see that Donkey Kong was relatively low; Pacman I understand as it […]

  • Stuff you wish you didn’t know about sloppy women
    by Ken Y-N on 2 December, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Today’s entertainment from goo Ranking is this survey into what truths about sloppy women people did not want to know. When I was single, if we skip the makeup questions, I hit about 50% of these items! However, thanks to training by the spousal unit, I […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • 2018 Trendy Keywords and Most Tweeted Topics from Japan
    by Motoko Hunt on 31 December, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    It’s hard to believe that another year has gone, and it’s time to make my New Year’s Eve soba noodle dishes and prepare for the Japanese New Year’s dishes. But before I shut down my computer for 2018, let’s have a quick review of […]

  • SEO Strategy That Helps Businesses
    by Motoko Hunt on 30 October, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    When I started providing the SEO services to the businesses in the 90s, the SEO was not a popular concept, and not many business owners who have a website even knew what it was. I usually needed to start explaining what the SEO was, and how the businesses […]

  • Kotozna Connects Multiple Chat Apps and Languages
    by Motoko Hunt on 21 September, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    On September 18th, Kotozna Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) released a new service, Kotozna Chat. Unlike any other messaging applications, this service lets you communicate with people using different messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, LINE, WhatsApp*, and […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • Competing Pacific narratives
    by Joanne Wallis on 19 January, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Author: Joanne Wallis, ANU Two narratives dominated geopolitical discussions of the Pacific islands in 2018 — that of the Blue Pacific and the Indo-Pacific. The former was first articulated at the 2017 Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting. It seeks to […]

  • Hong Kong escapes the eye of the trade war storm
    by Edward K Y Chen on 19 January, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Author: Edward K Y Chen, The University of Hong Kong The coming year will be a challenging one for developed and emerging economies alike. Negotiating geopolitics is proving difficult for economies across the world, with the impacts of the US–China […]

  • Can investor engagement revive Japanese corporations?
    by Steven Vogel on 18 January, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Authors: Steven Vogel, University of California, Berkeley and Takashi Asano, Tokyo Metropolitan University Japanese corporate governance is back in the news — and not in a good way — with the dramatic arrest of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn for […]

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