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Salaryman turned online star: This Japanese YouTuber has 2.3M subscribers

Youtube recently unveiled its Youtube Rewind 2013, a look back at some of the most viewed videos and YouTubers on the site. In Japan,...

Japanese music composer community Creofuga launches crowdsourcing platform

Creofuga is a startup from Japan's western city of Okayama which has been providing an online community platform for amateur or semi-professional music composers. The...

In Japan, dumbass kids go viral shooting dumbass photos

In Japan, the word ‘Enjo” refers to when something goes viral on social networks for all the wrong reasons. Twitter is the most common...
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Again? Really?! More media misinformation on Facebook in Japan

Here we go again. Yet another report (mis-)using SocialBakers stats to create the unfounded narrative that Facebook has serious troubles in Japan 1. Taylor...

An online community for Japanese girls who like ‘boys love’

One of the cultural developments that Japan can be proud of is its creative illustrations and manga, and the community that has grown around...

Top 5: Private social networks for families

In the age of online sharing, many people have become less hesitant to share family photos on platforms like Facebook and Instagram. Many people...

Japanese social network for couples marks 5M monthly pageviews

See the original story in Japanese. Pairy is a Japanese social network for couples. It was first launched back in June of 2012, but Timers,...

Japan’s love of ‘Now’ on Twitter, and the app that ranks top trends

Keyword Now is a very simple website that allows you to find the most talked-about topics in Japan. As Twitter became more popular, people...
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Now with 21M users in Japan, Facebook looks poised for a serious push

Thanks to Serkan Toto for pointing out some updated user numbers for Facebook in Japan. He cites the company’s managing director in Japan, Atsushi...

In Japan, a social network where single women can vent frustrations

Earlier today I wrote about a unique Japanese social network focused on souvenirs. And here’s another strange one. Amaryllis is a social network that...