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Motoko Hunt

Motoko Hunt manages the SEO for all of Adobe's properties in Japan and the APAC region. Prior to joining Adobe, Motoko established AJPR in 1998; she has been providing search marketing consulting services targeting Japan and Asia to companies around the world. Her services have made a big impact on the search marketing campaigns of some of the world's most popular multi-national brands. A number of her articles have been published on industry websites and printed media including MultiLingual Computing and the International Journal of Localisation. She also writes about the Japanese online market on her blog at AJPR and contributes to several online magazines in Japan and Asia. She served as a member of the board of directors of SEMPO in 2010-2012, and is a chairperson of the SEMPO Asia-Pacific Committee.

SEMPO expands the reach to APAC region

Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) announced its launch of SEMPO APAC Committee. SEMPO APAC plans and organizes SEMPO activities in the Asia-Pacific region to educate the market, grow membership and awareness of the Online & Search Marketing Industry, as … Read More

ad:tech Tokyo was full of innovation

The first ad:tech in Japan was held on 2 and 3 September in Tokyo. The agenda had four keynotes invited from overseas and a keynote panel by three Creative Directors and a CEO from Japanese corporations including Dentsu. Innovation was … Read More

Japanese ccTLD is getting interesting

7 organizations such as Internet Associations in Japan are getting together to set up Japanese Internet Domain Name Conference (the final name may change). The main purpose of the conference is to set the regulations and standards for new Japanese … Read More

Ask.jp will close on June 25

Ask.jp announced that they will end the search service on June 25. They ad services has been ended in May. The search services include web, blog, products and category search. Ask opened its beta version in August 2004, and the … Read More

Yahoo Japan to provide free analytic tool

Yahoo Japan has been providing the analytic tool for Geocities Plus (paid) Members since March 2009, and just announced that the tool is now available for free to all registered (Yahoo ID holders) users. This easy to user tool has … Read More

SEMPO Chairman and Board of Directors to tour Asia

SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) Asia Tour and Seminars aim to foster awareness, educate, and promote the search industry in Asia by connecting professionals in the regions and Western markets, and creating a better understanding of search and its … Read More

Japanese Internet market is still growing

Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released the latest Internet population data in Japan. According to the report, there were more than 90.9 million Internet users in Japan as of January 2009, which is 2.8 million more than the … Read More

21.7million Japanese visited YouTube in Feb'09

According to comScore Japan’s access ranking report on entertainment sites for February 2009, 45.7 million Japanese visited entertainment sites during the month of February, which is about 74% of Internet users in Japan. (The data includes the accesses from PC … Read More

Google Japan's pay-per-post fiasco

On February 5, Google introduced its new top page with “Hot new keywords” below the search box. As I reported here before, Google in Asia (not only Japan but also Korea, China etc.) has added links with icon below the … Read More

Yahoo Japan to end video-cast services

Yahoo Japan announced that they will discontinue Yahoo video-cast services after April 5, 2009. Starting February 16, 2009, they will no longer accept new video uploading through the service. All of the uploaded videos will be deleted on April 5, … Read More

50 million bloggers in China

According to China Internet Association, there are more than 50 million blogger in China as of November 2008. The number of blogs has reached 100 million. There are 290 million Internet users in China right now.

Friendfeed to open Japanese version

Friendfeed is now available in 6 new languages including Japanese and Chinese. Friendfeed currently works with 59 services including Facebook, Fricker, YouTube and Twitter, and 1/3 of the users are already using it with languages other than English. Facebook and … Read More