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Japan Times (Newspaper)
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Search continues for 7-year-old girl missing from Yamanashi Prefecture camp site
by No Author on 24 September, 2019 at 8:02 am
Police and rescuers on Tuesday continued to search for a 7-year-old girl who went missing three days ago at a camping ground in Yamanashi Prefecture.Misaki ...
Nippon Express to buy stake in Indian firm to expand local network
by No Author on 24 September, 2019 at 7:45 am
Nippon Express Co. will acquire a 22 percent stake in a logistics arm of India’s largest retail conglomerate, Future Group, to broaden its customer base.Japan’s ...
South Korea ‘wasn’t invited’ to Japan naval event, says Seoul amid breakdown in ties
by No Author on 24 September, 2019 at 7:45 am
South Korea said Tuesday it has not been invited to participate in an international naval review set to be held in Japan next month, amid ...
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.
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
If the nail sticks out too much, you can’t hammer it down
by Pernille Rudlin on 9 September, 2019 at 1:36 pm
One of my least favourite and most used expressions about Japan is “the nail which sticks out gets hammered down”. It does however have its use in explaining Japanese risk aversion when it comes to individuals going against the group. […]
Brexit and Japanese jobs in the UK – growing by acquisition or “new” jobs?
by Pernille Rudlin on 28 August, 2019 at 2:20 pm
Those looking for “despite Brexit” good news may be reassured that employment in the UK by the biggest Japanese companies has grown by 22% since 2014/5, right in line with the growth in Japanese jobs across Europe, Middle East and … The […]
Top 30 Japanese companies in Europe – who’s in, who’s out and which countries are benefitting
by Pernille Rudlin on 27 August, 2019 at 5:29 pm
In my previous post I looked at the growth drivers or otherwise at the top 5 largest Japanese companies in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) – Yazaki, Sumitomo Electric Industries, NTT Data, Fujitsu and Canon. Overall employee … The […]
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 […]