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Motoko Hunt

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.

Broadband for everyone in Japan by 2010

At the 6th Fiber Optics EXPO in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Tamada of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications gave a speech about “Next generation broadband plan 2010”. He said, “The next generation broadband plan 2010 aims to grow Japan as … Read More

Microsoft's new strategic partnership in Japan

On December 27, Microsoft, Japan Telecom and Softbank BB announced the development of “Messenger Joint Communication Services” with their strategic partnership. This service ensures the security by combining the network infrastructure and the services such as VoIP, E-mail, internet access, … Read More

Japan's goo lab to test "speech assisted search"

NTT Resonant (www.nttr.co.jp) has started the “Speech Assisted Search” text at goo lab (http://labs.goo.ne.jp). With this technology, a mobile user can speak the search word instead of typing it. In order to use this service, a user would access the … Read More

Yahoo! Japan to increase page views by 10%

Since Yahoo Japan has switched to the page search instead of the directory search in October 3, the overall search page view has increased by 200mil (10%) from September. The directory search was decreased only by 20%. It seems that … Read More

Google Japan's sitemaps beta

November 17, 2005 Google launched the Japanese version of Sitemaps beta. This is the same service started in US in June, and gives query stats, crawl stats, page analysis, and index stats. Japanese version of Google mobile sitemaps is now … Read More

Japanese doesn't shop holiday gifts online?

According to the survey done by Internet.com (japan.internet.com) and Infoplant (www.info-plant.com), only 20% answered that they used websites to research the restaurants and/or hotels where they spent the last holiday seasons. Also, out of 300* survey participants, only 26 answered … Read More

Livedoor/SDI tie-up for online ad services for China

October 26: One of Japan’s major internet service providers Livedoor (corp.livedoor.com) will provide the online marketing services to Chinese market together with Strategic Desision Initiative Ltd. (www.strategicdi.com) through Livedoor’s Chinese portal site “MyRice” (www.myrice.com). The services include; internet advertising, e-mail … Read More

4.73 million blog users in Japan says Government

Oct. 19 – The ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan (www.soumu.go.jp) has announced the number of Blog and SNS registrations as of September 30, 2005. According to the announcements, there are 4.73mil registered Blog users and 3.99mil registered SNS … Read More

Yahoo! Japan's new area search

Oct. 11, Yahoo! Japan kicked off it’s beta version of area search service. (area-search.yahoo.co.jp) It provides two search windows, the firlst one for the location/landmarks, and the other one for the type of businesses that you are looking for, i.e., … Read More

Japan internet usage report (Sept 19-25)

Video Research Interactive Inc. (www.videoi.co.jp) has put out the results of Internet Usage report for the week of Sept. 19-25. > 1. Search/Portal Sites – 19.3mil 2. ISPs – 14.7mil 3. Community Sites – 12.9mil 4. IT Information Sites – … Read More

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