First Japanese gTLD is Now Available

On January 16th, Google Registry opened “Hajimeyou.Minnna” to begin offering Japanese gTLD “.Minna” (in Japanese characters) domain. “Minna” means “everyone” in Japanese. “Internet is for everyone. We think the word is perfect one to start the Japanese gTLD domain offering.” said Google. The domain can be registered via several domain registration service companies, which are… Continue reading…

Kobo – The Other E-book Reader for Japanese

 In US, the main players in the E-book reader market are Amazon’s Kindle, B&N’s Nook, iPad, and Nexus. However, Japanese have a couple of other options including Rakuten’s Kobo.  Just like Kindle, there are several versions of Kobo such as “Kobo Touch” and “Kobo mini”. Earlier this month, Rakuten has announced that they now offer… Continue reading…

Japanese Online Shopping Trend by Devices

The traffic and the conversions are triggered by different reasons, and not necessarily correlates. Just because more people are online in the certain market, or more people view your site don’t always impact on the business transactions. The recent research done by The Nielsen Company in Japan shows a good picture of the online shopping… Continue reading…