The difference between Japan and America

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Saw this the other day while I was browsing.  Is google Japan turning into the next yahoo?  Or is this what industry trends in Japan prefer?  Sometimes I wonder what google has in mind overseas…

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3 Responses to “The difference between Japan and America”


  1. 1 Jack Yan December 2, 2009 at 3:11 am

    I notice Japanese websites generally have more stuff on them—it’s part of the æsthetic that they are used to. Also, Yahoo! Japan is number one there—it has a high market capitalization—and it is particularly cluttered. Google is playing follow the leader in some ways.

  2. 2 patapete December 2, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Yeah, I'm aware that Yahoo is Japan's go-to site for everything. The gap is widening though; the top news sites and social gathering circles are starting to branch out.I'm just wondering if google might be trying something fishy over there…

  3. 3 Jack Yan December 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Very interesting—and these days, not much surprises me about Google when it comes to fishiness …


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