The Next Generation Internet Trends in Japan and Asia
25 May
Mainichi reports that Hyogo prefecture is to run a 5 days boot camp for smartphone addicted children in August. Kids are still allowed to bring their smartphone, but they are kept in one place, and only be usable between 30 to 60 minutes at night when kids can not stand.
7 Mar
Playing on the tag challenge is one of the Japanese Twitter users’ favorites, besides super simultaneous tweets by TV watchers. There is a series of challenges that #”Send A picture, and B will be given to you”(#Aの画像を送るとそれに近いBの画像が送られてくる). As a challenge, cats, yuru-chara characters and anime idols from Idol M@aster console/social game are used well. For … Continue reading Japanese Web: Find Hilary Clinton’s Photo Similar To Social Game Idols
7 Mar
The Jpaan’s largest web company Yahoo! Japan announced [J] that it is to have a new oversea branch in Silicon Valley “to research the cutting edge technologies”. The release does not tell much details, except that it will send three staffs from its Data & Science solution department.
16 Feb
Japan’s Web Behemoth Yahoo! Japan and one of three major convenience chain-store Family Mart jointly starts free coffee campaign [J] today. Anyone searching “Famima Coffee” (Famima is an official abbreviation of Family-mart in Japanese) on Yahoo! Japan’s iOS or Android app would get a free coupon of Family-mart coffee, size S which usually costs 100 … Continue reading Yahoo! Japan and Family-mart Gives 50K Free Coffee For Search
27 Nov
NHK reported [J] that the 30th office in Roppongi Hills’s Mori Tower had a minor fire burnt some carpet and card board boxes before 9 a.m. today November 27th. Floors between 26th and 30th are used by Google Japan. (office visit report by AKIRA DRIVE) Roppongi Hills is one of the Japanese IT centers, having … Continue reading Google Japan’s office in Skyscraper had a Small Fire
22 Nov
This post is not related with Asia/Japan IT news. When I noticed that there were no latest backups kept on any cloud services by combined mistakes, Asiajin’s past articles since January 2014 seemed to be lost for good. My RSS reader might keep the latest 10 or so, but I was not so eager to … Continue reading How to recover WordPress posts from NewsBlur
21 Nov
We had lost recent articles, but luckily could salvage most of the once-lost-ones from an RSS reader service. There could be some glitches on the posts from January 2014 to September 2015. Your feedback would fix them. Thanks for the tip @LonelyBob ! @Asiajin @akky https://t.co/B2OsjAglhs you can salvage your lost posts from #Newsblur that … Continue reading Lost articles are back
15 Oct
By an unfortunate accident, the former Asiajin server crashed and the data lost. More bad thing was that the backup files was cleaned too much recently due to capacity issues on my other server. The posts since January 2014 seemed lost. I will keep trying to salvage, but probably those posts are available only titles … Continue reading Lost articles
29 Sep
AllAbout Inc., AllAbout Inc., a Japanese company which originally started as a joint-venture between Recruit and US About.com, running All About in Japanese, announced today [J] September 29th that its multi language sites AllAbout Japan, initially with English. According to the release, the site will have original articles by 500 Japan expert foreign writers, who … Continue reading AllAbout Launches Non-Japanese AllAbout Japan for Foreign Visitors
28 Sep
Twitter Japan(@TwitterJP) announced that it started signboard ads for passengers using Shimbashi station for one months. 新橋駅をご利用の皆さん。今朝から1ヶ月、(Twitter初の)駅広告が始まります。通勤、通学の機会に、ぜひご覧ください。いくつかの路線でも車内広告を行っていますので、こちらもご覧くださいね。 pic.twitter.com/90CPG3lxDT — TwitterJP (@TwitterJP) September 27, 2015 This one says “Twitter knows the buzzed news.” Twitter、新橋付近の路線に車内広告 – JRや丸ノ内線など http://t.co/n7KOqGfIaL — 【公式】マイナビニュース 新着記事 (@mn_all) September 28, 2015 “When Twitter is telling you it is buzzed, it is surely buzzed … Continue reading Twitter Japan Begins Adboard in Central Tokyo
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