Sep 29, 2016

Japan posts videos to prepare citizens for next big quake

Houses toppling over, fires blazing out of control, trains going off their rails and murky water rushing through the streets, sweeping cars away. These are computer-generated images in two videos released by the government this week to prepare people for a major earthquake that ...

Nov 30, 2015

JNTO launches video contest for non-Japanese

The Japan National Tourism Organization has announced it will hold a video contest for non-Japanese tourists and residents as part of a campaign to promote the country through foreigners’ eyes. Those who wish to participate in the”My Japan Story Video Challenge” contest should post ...

/ Aug 20, 2015

Arrest warrant issued for founder of FC2 video-sharing website

Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the 41-year-old founder of FC2 Inc., a U.S.-based video-sharing site mainly targeted at Japanese viewers, on suspicion of distributing indecent materials, investigative sources said Thursday. The sources said the FC2 founder is suspected of having uploaded indecent ...

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Jul 16, 2015

China reprimands online companies for spread of sex video

Sex may sell, but a steamy video purportedly taken inside a Uniqlo fitting room in Beijing is giving the clothing retailer some uncomfortable attention. Online searches for the Japanese clothing brand soared this week after the viral spread of the video apparently showing a ...

May 28, 2015

Guidelines eyed for drone operators recording video in residential areas

The government is drafting guidelines to prevent videos shot by drones flying in residential areas from infringing on people’s privacy when posted online, the communications ministry said Thursday. While drones have been increasingly used at construction sites and in disaster areas, people are increasingly ...

Rachel & Jun

| Apr 20, 2015

Rachel & Jun

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Husband-and-wife YouTube team Rachel & Jun first started making videos in 2012 as a fun way to keep in touch while they were apart. Now, with over 350,000 subscribers, the Japanese-American couple covers a variety of subjects, from what’s considered overweight in Japan to ...

Ochikeron

| Apr 3, 2015

Ochikeron

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Ochikeron, a Tokyo-based YouTuber, has transformed her kitchen into a studio as she uploads Japanese cooking videos introducing easy and quick-to-prepare recipes for viewers. She began her YouTube channel, which now has close to 600,000 subscribers, right after the Great East Japan Earthquake — ...

Nov 4, 2013

Eminem takes top honor at YouTube’s first music awards

YouTube’s first-ever music awards thrilled and spilled Sunday, with Eminem named Artist of the Year though most awards went to lesser known acts during a show filled with eclectic stunts. The webcast was kicked off by indie rockers Arcade Fire performing their new song ...