Japan basics

2017 Ads Spends Report from Japan

A few weeks ago, Dentsu released the 2017 annual report on the advertising expenditures in Japan. (http://www.dentsu.com/news/release/2018/0222-009475.html) According to the report, the overall spending on advertising grew to 6.4 trillion yen (approx. US$60 billion) last year, which was the increase of 1.6% from 2016. The ad spends in Japan has[…]

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Insights into Japan’s Generation Z

Each generation seems to have different online behaviors and habits. Many data shows that Baby-Boomers still conduct majority of online activities from PC, while younger generations are glued to their smartphones. For the past 2-3 years, “Millenials” have been the hot topic of the digital marketing industry, but some of[…]

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First Japanese gTLD is Now Available

On January 16th, Google Registry opened “Hajimeyou.Minnna” to begin offering Japanese gTLD “.Minna” (in Japanese characters) domain. “Minna” means “everyone” in Japanese. “Internet is for everyone. We think the word is perfect one to start the Japanese gTLD domain offering.” said Google. The domain can be registered via several domain[…]

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