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Japanese government's Bot Measure Project

Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry and Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications just announced the status of “Bot Measure Project”, which started in last December. In 2006, they collected 974,999 bot programs and found 1,711 programs, which were not … Read More

Japan Web development and Web marketing Consortium

A non-profit organization, Japan Web development and Web marketing Consortium was established on April 1 to improve the quality of Japanese web. Current members include, Adobe Systems, Apple, Microsoft, web design companies, and some individual members. They plan to offer … Read More

Japan University to introduce Google Apps

Japan University just announced its plan to introduce Google Apps (Education Edition), and provide it to students (up to 100,000 students). The service includes, Gmail, Google talk and Google calender. They plan to provide the service to a total of … Read More

Yahoo! Japan Laboratory opened

Yahoo! Japan announced the opening of Yahoo! Japan Laboratory in Tokyo. It aims to contribute to a healthy, rich development of the Internet by investigating and researching a further possibility of the Internet with the advancement of the technology, and … Read More

Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo in November

O’Reilly Japan and CMO Technology announced its plan for “Web 2.0 Expo Tokyo”. It’s currently scheduled for November 15 and 16 at Izumi Garden in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan. Tim O’Reilly is scheduled to attend the expo as a keynote, which … Read More

Yahoo's ads platform "Panama" opened in Japan

After a long wait, Yahoo / Overture has finally shifted the pay-per-click ads platform to “Panama” in Japan. According to comScore Networks’ study, the advertising campaign on new platform is bringing a higher click-through-rate (5-9% up) since its opening on … Read More

Second Life study association in Japan

Dentsu and Digital Hollywood announced their plan to establish the Second Life Study Association (SLSA) by early March. They are hoping that SLSA to become the place to exchange information related to the marketing activities related to Second Life. At … Read More

Japanese are talking about videos online

NicoNicoDouga” is not a website for you to submit videos, but to comment about videos you viewed at YouTube and Ameba Vision. Since the opening of its beta version on January 15, 2007, they received 10 mil comments by Feb 7, and getting more than 20 mil page views/day. At NicoNicoDouga, you can submit the URL of videos you wish to comment, or search for videos that people are commenting.
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YouTube's CEO will visit JASRAC in Japan in Feb

JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) announced that the U.S. video-posting website YouTube’s CEO and CTO will visit them in February to discuss the request made by them to remove the large volume (about 30,000) of … Read More

Changes in PPC ads in Japan

There are some changes in PPC ad market in Japan in December. Here’s some notes for those people who are running the ad campaign in Japan market. – MSN Japan’s Live Search result pages now show the ads from Microsoft … Read More

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