Google Japan changed the top page layout

Google Japan has changed the top page layout by adding tabs and links to some of their popular tools and pages. Google has been religiously keeping its simple top page with big Google logo and the search box, and Google is still keeping the same top page in all of the other countries and markets. So why Google Japan decided to make the changes? Continue reading…

goo’s “5W1H” search

Japan’s search engine “goo” creating variety of unique search engines such as blog search, map search, train schedule search, and Wikipedia article search, announced the test version of “5W1H Search”. Continue reading…

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…