Tag - social



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.
Japan Times
Mar 17, 2013
Data from 3/11 could save lives if used effectively
As the second anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake approached, the media again rallied to pay tribute to the tragedy's victims, whether dead or alive. Many of the latter are still in limbo, unsure of their future since the events of that day wiped out much of their past.
LIFE / Digital
Mar 6, 2013
Not even Google will be around forever
Some years ago, when the Google Books project, which aims to digitize all of the world's printed books, was getting under way, the two cofounders of Google were having a meeting with the librarian of one of the universities that had signed up for the plan. At one point in the conversation, the Google...
Feb 25, 2013
Pay attention to the resiliency of public assets
As a long-term priority, developed countries must build public assets to have the resilience and flexibility to respond to structural change over time.
WORLD / Society
Feb 23, 2013
25% of U.S. teens harassed online by partner
In another mark of the increasingly digital life of teenagers, more than 25 percent of those who dated said their love interests threatened or harassed them online or using texts, according to a new study that is touted as the most comprehensive look at the phenomenon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 22, 2013
Already a huge hit, Line aims for SNS market
The instant messaging app Line is already dominating the lives of young smartphone users in Japan and has spread rapidly elsewhere in the world, but its developer is eyeing even more aggressive growth.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Feb 16, 2013
Grief gives counselor reason to help others
Breast cancer patients and family members gather in a room on the 10th floor of Tokyo Kyosai Hospital to sit down and share their troubles, while Kaori Osawa, a medical social worker, acts as moderator and answers questions.
LIFE / Lifestyle
Feb 4, 2013
Extroverts fail, and introverts flounder, but the rest of us will probably succeed
Spend a day with any leader in any organization, and you'll quickly discover that the person you're shadowing, whatever his or her official title or formal position, is actually in sales. These leaders are often pitching customers and clients, of course. But they're also persuading employees, convincing...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media
Feb 4, 2013
Puppy Bowl grows in leaps, bounds
When reporters from The New Yorker, "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Good Morning America," The Associated Press and The Washington Post, have all converged upon one event, it must be important. An appearance by the president. A press conference about dignified matters, with plenty of throat-clearing...
Jan 25, 2013
Address shows Obama is playing make-believe
There was a make-believe quality to U.S. President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, as if all that's required to solve serious problems are the intelligence to produce proper policies and the political grit to get them approved. Perish the thought that there are deep conflicts among the things...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Dec 13, 2012
2012: The year in social media in Japan
The year in social media in Japan. Hint: Line.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Sep 7, 2012
New Japanese tourists: have social network, will travel
Have group, will travel: social travel companies taking off in Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 27, 2012
Today's J-blip: Seiyu social TV commercial
Seiyu lets the Internet call the shots for its next TV commercial.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 6, 2012
Today's J-blip: MUJI to GO game
MUJI to GO will take you on a social media adventure.
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jul 3, 2012
Today's J-blip: Oronamin C 7/3 Facebook Campaign
If you win this contest you might want to invest in a bigger fridge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Japan Pulse
Mar 16, 2012
Stationery trends worth taking note of
A rundown of stationery products that mix old school and new school, analog and digital.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Feb 14, 2012
Making new connections over lunch
Sites and apps take the difficulty of saying 'let's do lunch sometime.'
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Jan 18, 2012
2012 trends: consumer 'neta,' relocating and regional flavors
Trendwatchers say it will all be about keeping it 'real' and local in 2012.
LIFE / Lifestyle / Japan Pulse
Jan 4, 2012
2011 trends: Social media in Japan comes of age
Without a doubt, social media in Japan brought people together in 2011. The question remains: Where does everyone like to congregate?


Things may look perfect to the outside world, but today's mom is fine with some imperfection at home.
How 'Reiwa moms' are reshaping motherhood in Japan