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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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  • Baidu Organic Search Updates
    by Motoko Hunt on 23 May, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    It seems that Baidu had a noticeable update in March, and a bigger update in May 2022. While it’s not confirmed by Baidu, these updates impacted foreign company websites more even if the sites have “.cn” ccLTD, hosted in China, and registered. At the […]

  • 5 Tips to Save Cost for International SEO
    by Motoko Hunt on 22 April, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Building and running a well-oiled website doesn’t come cheap. Having multiple websites in different languages and targeting different countries could cost you loads of $$$. It makes you wonder how to possibly manage and optimize all these websites! Before […]

  • Market Research vs. Targeted Audience Research
    by Motoko Hunt on 19 March, 2022 at 5:31 pm

    Market research is important to understand the state of the market in general. The research reports are one of the ways to learn and evaluate the new market for businesses. On the other hand, as a marketer, you need to keep in mind that the research results […]

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  • How the CCP is stalling China’s legal system
    by Meng Ye on 24 June, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Meng Ye, University of Tübingen Amid the global ‘democratic recession’ and new trend of ‘autocratic legalism’, Xi Jinping’s China is a prime example of how strengthening the law and legal institutions can occur not merely in conjunction […]

  • How Japan’s Russia policy changed after Ukraine
    by Tomohiko Satake on 24 June, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Author: Tomohiko Satake, NIDS Since Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, Japan has actively supported the resistance through the provision of non-lethal defence equipment, emergency humanitarian and financial assistance and the acceptance of evacuees. […]

  • Biden’s United Front targets China’s fight for silicon supremacy
    by Doug Fuller on 23 June, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Doug Fuller, City University of Hong Kong More than a year into the Biden administration, many are disappointed by its China tech policy. The China hawks are disappointed by the lack of any movement towards decoupling, while globalists are […]