Yahoo Japan and Google Japan jointly announced that Yahoo Japan's organic search results will soon be powered by Google. However, it looks more of the hybrid version rather than the pure Google search.
The recap of the first ad:tech conference held in Tokyo, Japan in Sept 2009. While majority of sessions were (mass) advertising heavy, the exhibit hall was filled with search vendors. Great conference with eager to learn delegates.
The summery of online advertising market in Japan in 2008. Review the market from display ads, text ads, ad portals, etc. Also information about "Internet advertising Value Index Project" by major online businesses in Japan such as Yahoo and Microsoft.
Motoko Hunt (AJPR) interview about International Search Marketing with Marketing.fm. She talks about the status of International search marketing (SEO/SEM), success stories, etc. from her 10+years of experience in the industry.