Japanese Want to Stay Anonymous Online

 Japanese were the early adopters of social media. Even before mixi started in 2004, Japanese were creating communities and finding the ways to network and socialize online. You’d think that they are very comfortable communicating with others online by now. Surprisingly, Japanese still want to stay anonymous online, according to the data published by Japanese Ministry of… Continue reading…

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…