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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.

  • Japan’s favourite conveyor belt sushi chain
    by Ken Y-N on 28 March, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    Whenever (if ever…) tourism opens back up again, one must-visit place for many foreigners is a conveyor-belt sushi restaurant, so this survey from goo Ranking into Japan’s most favourite conveyor-belt sushi chain may be useful for ideas of where to go. […]

  • Android just ahead of iPhone in Japan
    by Ken Y-N on 17 March, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    This survey from MMD Labo into mobile service provider usage shows three-quarters of Japanese using one of the three full-service, full-price carriers, but with all three launching new low-cost self-service plans, it will be interesting to see how these […]

  • Where in Japan Japanese wish they had been born and brought up in
    by Ken Y-N on 14 March, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    This survey by goo Ranking into which Japanese prefectures Japanese wish they had been born and brought up in was conducted last year, but they only got round to publishing it a few days ago. Not surprisingly, Tokyo is the most popular, and I presume people […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Don’t be the Next International Cultural Blunder
    by Motoko Hunt on 26 March, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Back in 2013, I wrote an article for Click Z about some of the global brands’ cultural blunders that costed them in not just the sales, but also the brand image. During the past 7 years since the article, I’ve seen many other global companies made similar […]

  • 5 Easy Steps to Shift from Silo to Integrated Search Marketing
    by Motoko Hunt on 7 March, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    The biggest opportunity of search marketing comes from being able to provide your content with the information which search users are looking for, when they ask for it. When people search, they are not thinking about paid search or organic, they are trying to […]

  • Create Your SEO Cheerleaders
    by Motoko Hunt on 29 January, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Many SEO professionals have felt as if no one understands them within the organization. You probably bring more than a half of website traffic, it feels like you need to fight for every small thing. Although, SEO should be an integral part of many corporate […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • North Korea’s economy is recentralised and China-reliant
    by Sangsoo Lee on 10 April, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Sangsoo Lee, ISDP In North Korea, many enjoy making money for themselves by selling products in private markets. Under Kim Jong-un, expanding these markets became a source of tax revenue for the regime. But this changed in the past year with the […]

  • Understanding economic coercion
    by Youngseok Park on 10 April, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Author: Youngseok Park, KIEP In December 2020, China blocked Australian coal imports after an increasingly tense political confrontation between the two countries. In August 2019, Japan strengthened restrictions on exports to South Korea following a South […]

  • Moon’s last hope for reconciliation with North Korea
    by Jeffrey Robertson on 9 April, 2021 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Jeffrey Robertson, Yonsei University The Moon administration has set itself up to be judged against a self-imposed objective to promote reconciliation with North Korea. This objective has been a metaphorical strategic pot of gold at the end of the […]