November 21, 2023

SMXL Milan & ISS Barcelona

This month, I attended two awesome search and digital marketing conferences in Europe: SMXL Milan and ISS Barcelona. I’ve spoken several times at these events in the past, but it’s been a while since the […]
October 30, 2023

State of Social Media in Japan 2023

The use of social media networking services (SNS) continues to grow even in mature markets like Japan. Japan has been one of the leading markets adopting and nurturing social media platforms and users since the […]
September 28, 2023

LINE and Yahoo Japan to Become LY Corporation

In July, I reported that Yahoo! Japan and LINE would merge into one company. Today, the official announcement came from LINE. “LINE Corporation and Yahoo Japan Corporation will integrate into a single company as of […]
August 23, 2023

LINE’s New Japanese Large Language Model (LLM)

On August 14th, LINE announced its new Japanese Large Language Model (LLM). It’s an OSS, which can be used for commercial purposes. According to their tweet, LINE is working on multiple large-scale language models (LLM) […]