Tag - twitter



Apr 17, 2014
Tourism authorities eye travelers' tweets to fine-tune promotions
Japan is thinking of using Twitter, cellphone and GPS data to scope out tourists' wants and needs ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Apr 4, 2014
U.S. denies it created Twitter-like service in Cuba to foment unrest
The U.S. government created a service similar to Twitter in Cuba in a "discreet" operation intended to promote democracy on the communist-ruled island, officials said Thursday, but denied that the $1.2 million effort was aimed at fomenting unrest.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Mar 30, 2014
Erdogan dominates Turkey election conversation
Turkey may be in turmoil and the vast city of Istanbul in ferment, bridling at the antics of a government struggling to cope with scandal and sleaze, but in Kasimpasa quarter, the prime minister's troubles raise barely a shrug.
Feb 5, 2014
'Nuclear power' cited the most in Tokyo governor election tweets
“Nuclear power” far eclipsed other phrases such as “the Olympics” and “welfare and aging issues” in Twitter messages about Sunday's Tokyo gubernatorial poll, a research firm's data show.
Japan Times
Jan 22, 2014
Internet wiz courts offbeat vote
A Tokyo gubernatorial candidate with an offbeat platform surfaced Wednesday, just one day before applications to run in the Feb. 9 election have to be filed.
Dec 26, 2013
Tool separates Twitter fact from fiction
With misinformation rife on social media, users could do with a tool that can sift truth from fiction.
Japan Times
LIFE / Lifestyle
Dec 23, 2013
Can social media boast an antidote for bragging?
Social media has conquered the world, racking up more than a billion users and even helping to unseat governments. The one thing it can't topple, though, is human vanity.
Dec 18, 2013
Haven't heard a peep out of tweet-happy governor since funds scandal broke
A formerly avid user of Twitter, Tokyo Gov. Naoki Inose has gone silent on the microblogging service since it came to light last month that he received a ¥50 million loan from scandal-hit hospital group Tokushukai.
Dec 14, 2013
It's not enough to simply add a woman to the board
Twitter, which has garnered worldwide attention for bad corporate governance practices, should do more than add a women to its board. It should fully diversify its management.
Japan Times
Dec 9, 2013
Major U.S. tech companies call for strict limits on surveillance
Eight of America's largest technology companies have called on President Barack Obama and Congress to impose strict new curbs on surveillance that, if enacted, would dramatically reshape intelligence operations that U.S. officials have portrayed as integral to the war on terrorism.
Nov 24, 2013
Twitter beefs up users' data security
Twitter has announced a significant increase in its data security as it moves to protect users from attacks by the "apex predators" of the Internet.
Japan Times
Nov 12, 2013
Cheep shot: Mascot Totto-chan's lewd radio comments may be its last chirps
While the craze over regional mascots continues, recent mishaps involving some characters shows not everything is rosy in the "yuru-kyara" (soft character) industry.
Japan Times
Nov 11, 2013
Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ spurred by Facebook, takes on political parties
For decades this island has been bitterly divided into blue and green, the colors of its rival political parties. But that two-toned dichotomy has been upset in recent months by a sea of youths dressed in white.
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...
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal / FOCUS
Sep 18, 2013
For world, U.S. gun violence is new norm
Jimmy Davis, a 41-year-old London disc jockey, was saddened when he heard about the latest mass shooting in the United States. But like much of the world after the attack Monday at Washington's Navy Yard, he was no longer shocked.
Aug 22, 2013
Dr. Phil learns the dangers of erasing tweets
Japan Times
Aug 20, 2013
Pizza Hut incensed by worker's dough-faced Twitter stunt
A part-time worker at a Pizza Hut outlet in Tokyo uploaded a photo of himself on Twitter with pizza dough plastered all over his face in May, Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan Ltd., which owns the pizza delivery chain, has revealed.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 20, 2013
Inaugural Internet campaigning not proving to be game-changer in poll
The Internet won't have a major impact on the House of Councilors poll because a Liberal Democratic Party win seems certain and candidates are opting to campaign in person.
Jul 3, 2013
29 Twitter users found posing as party leaders
Kyodo News has found 29 Twitter users posing as political party leaders ahead of the launch Thursday of the first campaign in which candidates will be allowed to use the Internet.


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