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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 and America in the age of Trump; part 2 of 3
    by Ken Y-N on 28 May, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    This large-scale survey from NHK’s Broadcast Culture Research Centre looked at Japan and America, with particular focus on the current Trump regime. This will be posted over three nights in chunks of around 9 questions each. Although the Japanese press […]

  • Japan and America in the age of Trump; part 1 of 3
    by Ken Y-N on 27 May, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    This large-scale survey from NHK’s Broadcast Culture Research Centre looked at Japan and America, with particular focus on the current Trump regime. This will be posted over three nights in chunks of around 9 questions each. I’m slightly surprised […]

  • Saizeriya’s tastiest menu item
    by Ken Y-N on 17 May, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    A previous ranking rated Saizeriya as the tastiest family restaurant, so as a sort-of follow-up, this time goo Ranking asked what people rated as the tastiest Saizeriaya menu item. Although I love Saizeriya too I cannot agree with this ranking at all! Their […]

Rudlin Consulting (Business Culture Blog)

Rudlin Consulting Understanding Japanese business

  • Japanese Business Mysteries Explained – Falling Asleep in Meetings
    by Pernille Rudlin on 22 May, 2020 at 2:10 pm

    We’ve revamped our Rudlin Consulting YouTube channel, and posted our latest Japanese Business Mysteries Explained in 5 minutes video screencast – this edition is on falling asleep in meetings. Why do Japanese people fall asleep in meetings? Is it […]

  • Japanese shift to Germany continues
    by Pernille Rudlin on 22 May, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Germany has historically been the main rival to the UK in Europe for Japanese investment.  The UK absorbs about 40% of total Japanese investment into the EU but according to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there are actually 50% … The […]

  • Historical roots of cultural differences in pandemic prevention
    by Pernille Rudlin on 19 May, 2020 at 9:22 am

    My husband is currently tanshin funin, (a Japanese term meaning living alone away from family for work reasons) working in a boarding school just too far away to commute home every day. His apartment is in a building which … The post Historical roots […]

Motoko’s Blog – AJPR (Japanese SEO)

  • Enter The Search Awards
    by Motoko Hunt on 6 May, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    The times are definitely tough this year for many businesses. The good news is that there are more Search Awards opportunities for you to choose from. I’m on a judge’s panel for several search awards this year, and hoping to see even more […]

  • Unfortunate Social Snippet
    by Motoko Hunt on 26 April, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    No matter what language your content is created in, you can optimize the social snippets by using the meta tags, and plugins. However, it is unfortunate to find many site owners don’t check how their content appears in the social media sites. Often […]

  • Coronavirus in Search
    by Motoko Hunt on 20 March, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    While some schools and businesses had started the precautious measures a couple of weeks ago, many businesses entered the 15 days “social distancing” measures this past Monday in the USA including Connecticut. All non-essential businesses […]

East Asia Forum (Politics & Economics)

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

  • Rising nationalism tests China’s uneasy partnerships in Central Asia
    by Raffaello Pantucci on 29 May, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Author: Raffaello Pantucci, RUSI Relations between Central Asian powers and China are brittle at the best of times. While at an official level both sides are eager to highlight their closeness, among the public it does not take long to find friction. This […]

  • Rethinking state ownership after COVID-19
    by Meijun Qian on 29 May, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Author: Meijun Qian, ANU State ownership might be crucial for sectors that are vital for social stability. Over the last half century, the consensus among economists has been that state ownership is notorious for management inefficiency. Since the 1970s, […]

  • Revitalising Korea’s United Nations Command
    by Anthony Rinna on 29 May, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Author: Anthony V Rinna, Sino-NK Overshadowed by the glaring stalemate between Seoul and Washington over defence cost-sharing, the role of the United Nations Command (UNC) in South Korea is now receiving renewed attention. ‘Revitalising’ the UNC […]