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7 Mar
Mainichi reports[ja] that Minnano Seimei Hoken Advisor, a web service provides life insurance review, sent e-mails started with “To: Blacklist-sama” about 2,000 its customers by mistake. Power Planning, the company who runs the site, told to Mainichi that the customers received those mails are not the one on their real black lists, if you believe […]

E-mail Mistakenly Addressed to Mr./Ms. “Blacklist”

7 Feb
Jun’ai Babah Gakuen (= pure romance granny school) is a new Android/iOS dating sim on which you may live as a male student and date with one-million-year-old grannies. Dating simulation has been featuring pigeons (English version available), creatures, alpaca, animals, T-rex, sushi, printer, etc. The game is to be released soon from the maker of […]

Granny Dating Simulation Game – Jun’ai Babah Gakuen

24 Jan
Asahi reported today [J] that Aichi prefecture police had searched Amazon Japan head office at Meguro, Tokyo and Amazon Japan Logistics Center at Ichikawa, Chiba on suspicious of violation of child porn selling aid yesterday, January 23. It seems like that a two guys, already arrested last September, of a Tokyo-based used book shop sold […]

Aichi Police Raids Amazon Japan over Child-porn Sales

16 Jan
Zaku is the most popular rival mobile suits series of Gundam. IT Media said the office workers are actors. The video is the first video of the Gundam Fever Project. via IT Media Japanese Office Prank – Zaku II from Gundam Outside

Japanese Office Prank – Zaku II from Gundam Outside

14 Jan
Japanese social network Mixi announced that it adds experimentally double accounts feature on its browser versions both on PC and smartphone. Smartphone app version will follow and the feature is planned to be official around March, and may be switchable without re-log-in. Mixi says that the feature has been requested from users, who want to […]

Mixi Adds The Second Account, Gives Users Another Face

10 Jan
Yahufoku, former Yahoo! Auction, Japan’s most successful auction service might not launch if then-US Yahoo COO Jerry Yang did not stick it, the current Yahuoku division unit manager told to Ascii.jp. According to him, who joined as an engineer to the team in 2001, Yahoo! (Japan) Auction’s launch in September 1999 (so this talker seemed […]

Jerry Yang’s 1999 Order Thanked By Japanese Auction Dominator Yahuoku

10 Dec
Amazon Japan’s holiday sale campaign with Japan Railway East, is running an Amazon train on one of the Tokyo’s most crowded, most frequent line JR Chuo-line. Amazon Train running through Tokyo

Amazon Train running through Tokyo

29 Nov
It is a parody of long-running cooking show “3-minutes Cooking”(3分クッキング). Docomo Fries Shrimps In 3 Seconds To Show How Its LTE Is Fast

Docomo Fries Shrimps In 3 Seconds To Show How Its LTE Is Fast

11 Nov
Google Japan official blog announced today November 11 that the first consumer Chromebooks will be sold in Japan. Dell Chromebook 11 is sold today, Acer C720 Chromebook will be available on 13 at retails and online. Chromebook had been only sold for enterprises and educational institutions in Japan since July. Chromebook Finally Comes For Japanese […]

Chromebook Finally Comes For Japanese Consumers

7 Nov
Tokyo Stock Exchange Today announced that Bengo4.com(pronounced bengo-shi-dotto-komu, bengoshi means layer in Japanese) will be listed to its Mothers section on December 11. Bengo4.com is a portal site serving legal FAQ, legal news/column publishing, layer matching, etc. Japanese Legal Advice Service Bengo4.com To Go IPO

Japanese Legal Advice Service Bengo4.com To Go IPO

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