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Google Japan's future plan

Google’s senior v.p. of global sales, Omid Kordestani spoke at the conference in Tokyo last week that they will add engineers in Japan to develop new technologies in one of the most advanced markets for mobile technologies.

They understand the importance of offering more mobile services in Japan where more people access web via mobile phones than via PCs. Google’s tie-up with KDDI to provide its first search engine and the advertising services for mobile phone are some of the first steps to strengthen their presence in the market.

Google Japan is looking for partners to contribute contents for a video service, and also considering to develop new technologies for social network services – SNS, which is very popular among younger generations in Japan.

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Motoko Hunt

President & Search Marketing Strategist at AJPR
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.

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