Tag - social



Japan Times
Oct 26, 2013
Twitter users find out the hard way that anonymity is just fleeting
In the ego-driven game of Twitter, Jofi Joseph was, for a while, one of the winners.
LIFE / Digital
Oct 15, 2013
As viewing habits change, Facebook, Twitter eye up a big slice of TV's future
Talk to your neighbors about their television viewing habits and you will probably find that, although the range of programmes watched is pretty narrow, the methods for receiving them vary wildly from house to house. Some people get their favorite shows via gaming consoles, some by downloading them on a PC; some by playing them through a device such as Apple TV; some are satellite customers; while others doggedly stick to so-called "linear" viewing on the standard terrestrial channels, albeit received through a digital system.
Sep 29, 2013
NSA gathers data on U.S. citizens' social connections: report
The National Security Agency began mining Americans' email and phone data in 2010 to map out their social connections and locations, according to The New York Times.
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2013
Reform plan no remedy for health care
Japan has been resorting to patchwork reforms over the past decade to prevent the health care system from collapsing as a rapidly graying society demands more funds from an ever-shrinking pool of tax revenue.
Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Phil learns the dangers of erasing tweets
On Tuesday, Dr. Phil, drawling psychologist to the masses, posted a tweet that some interpreted as, at best, tone-deaf and, at worst, a tacit encouragement for date rape. "If a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her?" someone from his account tweeted at 5:49 p.m. "Reply yes or no to @drphil #teensaccused."
JAPAN / Politics
Aug 21, 2013
Social security reform outline OK'd
The government adopted an outline of a social security reform bill Wednesday prior to its submission to the Diet's extraordinary session in the fall, officials said.
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2013
Unemployed Web developer hacks Zuckerberg's Facebook page
An unemployed Palestinian developer named Khalil Shreateh tried several times to report a bug to Facebook's security team. When no one got back to him, he took the (dubiously) logical next step: exploited the bug to leave a public comment on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's wall.
Aug 18, 2013
Mobile phones, SNS data to the rescue in Nankai Trough scenario
Some 18 years after the Great Hanshin Earthquake mangled Kobe and just two years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami required U.S. help to save Tohoku, the land ministry is still making grand plans to counter the next natural disaster.
Aug 8, 2013
Social welfare reforms
A government panel's report on social welfare reform includes many issues that must be resolved, including how to cut costs without compromising the quality of health care.
Aug 2, 2013
Japan social security reform proposal seeks to double contributions from seniors
A government panel's social security system reform proposal calls for greater contributions from the elderly and high-income earners as well as other reforms to make the system more sustainable.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 29, 2013
Cinderella stories inspire women to find their prince on social networking sites
Can a girl actually find her true love on web networks, or are the stories about Social Cinderellas only fairytales?
Japan Times
Jul 24, 2013
Abe seen set to squeeze the poor
Mammoth cuts in welfare benefits starting next month point to the government's desire to skimp on social security and instead boost military capabilities in hopes of fighting alongside the United States, according to veteran lawyer Kenji Utsunomiya.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Jul 20, 2013
Social media becomes stalkers' tool
The first man who knocked on the Fauquier County, Va., woman's door told her they had been emailing and he was there for sex. Shocked and perplexed because they hadn't corresponded, the woman sent him away.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Jul 19, 2013
That's me in the picture: how 'selfies' became a global craze
It starts with a certain angle: A smartphone tilted at 45 degrees just above your eyeline is generally deemed the most forgiving. Then a light source: the flattering beam of a backlit window or a bursting supernova of flash reflected in a bathroom mirror, as preparations are under way for a night out.
Japan Times
Jun 12, 2013
To friend, or not Facebook friend your boss?
What would you do if you received a Facebook request to become a "friend" from your boss?
Jun 3, 2013
In Britain, a debate over freedom of the tweet
After the recent slaying of a British soldier in a suspected Islamist extremist attack, angry social media users took to Twitter and Facebook, with some dispatching racially and religiously charged comments that got them quickly noticed on the busy boulevards of the Internet.
May 22, 2013
Yahoo's Tumblr deal carries risks, rewards
Yahoo has concluded that Tumblr, the social blogging service, is worth a whopping $1.1 billion. Will the bet prove a good one?
Japan Times
May 21, 2013
Yahoo OKs $1.1 billion purchase of Tumblr: WSJ
Yahoo Inc.'s board has approved a $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr Inc., a service that hosts 108 million blogs, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.
Japan Times
May 9, 2013
Huffington in Tokyo for launch of Japanese-language version of HuffPost
The Japanese version of the Huffington Post website aims to encourage reserved Japanese people to participate in online discussions and express themselves, Arianna Huffington, founder of the online media giant, said Wednesday.
Japan Times
Apr 7, 2013
The myth of human progress
'The more I see of men,' said Madame de Stael, 'the more I like dogs.' Always excepting the pit bulls and Rottweilers that slather and snap at the heels of yobs, I agree with her.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on