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Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 27, 2016
Trump's debate sniffs take off on social media
Republican White House candidate Donald Trump stole the social media spotlight during Monday night's U.S. presidential debate on at least one count — what Twitter users branded his #Trumpsniffle.
Sep 2, 2016
Report: White nationalists use Twitter with impunity, dwarf Islamic State's use; Trump camp no comment
White nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers located mostly in the United States use Twitter with "relative impunity" and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, a study being released on Thursday found.
WORLD / Politics
Aug 31, 2016
Pastor and key Trump booster sorry about Clinton 'blackface' tweet
Pastor Marks Burns, a prominent supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, apologized on Tuesday for sending out a tweet that showed a cartoon image of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in blackface.
Japan Times
Aug 12, 2016
Twitter denies #SaveTwitter rumors of shutting down in 2017
Twitter Inc. denied on Thursday rumors that the social media messaging service will be shutting down in 2017, denouncing the claim as groundless.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Aug 1, 2016
Men in Iran don hijab veils in solidarity with women
Authorities in Iran may find the latest social media campaign for women's rights difficult to cover up.
Japan Times
Jul 15, 2016
Comic book about hidden disability symbol gets helping hand from Twitter
A comic book depicting an illustrator's ignorance about a medical symbol worn by people with hidden disabilities has gone viral on Twitter, helping others learn about the tag as well.
Jun 8, 2016
Commissioner Goodell alive, well but NFL Twitter account suffered hack, false tweet
The National Football League's Twitter account was hacked on Tuesday and a false tweet was sent that Commissioner Roger Goodell had died, an NFL spokesman said on his Twitter account.
Japan Times
May 17, 2016
Twitter bending 140-character limit to fit way people tweet
Twitter is making a major shift in how it counts characters in tweets, giving users more freedom to compose longer messages.
May 13, 2016
Data on Chinese tycoons, party officials leaked on Twitter
Personal information on dozens of Chinese Communist Party officials and captains of industry from Jack Ma to Wang Jianlin may have been exposed on Twitter in one of the country's biggest online leaks of sensitive information.
Japan Times
Apr 19, 2016
Beloved mascot Kumamon's absence since quakes spurs Japan Twitter traffic
Kumamoto mascot Kumamon has been missing in the wake of last week's devastating earthquakes in Kyushu, spurring concern on social media for its safety as well as criticism for the prefectural government's failure to use the furry animal's network to share information.
Japan Times
Apr 16, 2016
Eyewitnesses to Kumamoto quakes on social media
The strongest quake in Japan since March 2011, registering 7 on the Japanese seismic scale, shook Kumamoto Prefecture on the evening of April 14 with another major quake striking in the early hours of April 16. Here is a selection of reactions and reports on social media.
Japan Times
Mar 21, 2016
Ise Shrine becomes social media savvy ahead of G-7 summit
Photos of a dimly lit Uji Bridge at night, sacred horses walking on the front approach to the shrine, artists performing court music and dance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Feb 23, 2016
Pokémon catches nostalgia fever for its 20th anniversary
Nintendo is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poku00e9mon with a year full of new products, re-releases and huge doses of nostalgia around the world.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jan 5, 2016
Oregon protesters find support and scorn on social media
A group of self-styled militiamen occupying the headquarters of a U.S. national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon to protest the imminent imprisonment of two ranchers took to social media on Monday to drum up support for their cause.
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jan 2, 2016
Publicist: Sky News tweet of death of Robert Redford, 79, in fall from golf cart 'sick hoax'
Robert Redford is alive and well, his publicist said on Thursday, calling reports on Twitter that the "Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid" actor had died "a sick hoax."
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 25, 2015
'Play woman card' at your peril, Trump tweets Clinton
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump intensified his criticism of Hillary Clinton after she said he had a "penchant for sexism," warning his Democratic rival against using the woman "card" and drawing his full attention.
Dec 15, 2015
Libel cases involving Twitter posts on rise in Japan
Japan has seen dozens of libel cases involving Twitter posts in the past two years, with some users taking over others' accounts and posting content that tarnishes the reputations of the real users.
Dec 3, 2015
Local assemblyman urged to resign after calling gay people 'abnormal'
A local assembly in Kanagawa Prefecture passed a resolution Thursday urging a 71-year-old assemblyman to resign immediately for calling gay people "abnormal" on social media.
Nov 14, 2015
In aftermath of attacks, Parisians open their doors to strangers via Twitter tweets
As the city was gripped by chaos following a string of attacks that left dozens dead, people in Paris took to social media to find and offer refuge on Friday night.
LIFE / Digital / Japan Pulse
Oct 29, 2015
Finding laughs in translations that have lost the plot
The Orikaeshi Honyaku Dictionary site, which boasts the catchphrase “from Japanese to Japanese,” roughly translates as 'Chinese whispers.'


Several support networks have launched to help startup founders in Japan whose native language isn't Japanese.
As Japan's startup ecosystem grows, so does a supportive community of entrepreneurs