Tag - twitter



Jul 3, 2013
Twitter posting of patients' organs causes ethical uproar
A 19-year-old student at Gifu Municipal Nursing School uploaded images of the internal organs of two cancer patients used in her class to Twitter, school officials said Monday.
Jun 22, 2013
Senior official tweeted too far
A senior Reconstruction Agency official has been suspended for 30 days after repeatedly posting derogatory messages on his Twitter account against citizens' groups and authorities in areas hit by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
Jun 15, 2013
Reconstruction official canned, blasted for tweets
Disaster victims and Diet lawmakers vented their outrage Friday over disparaging comments by a senior Reconstruction Agency official via his Twitter account that got him the sack.
Jun 14, 2013
Reconstruction official hit for 'offensive' tweets
The Reconstruction Agency may punish its senior bureaucrat responsible for providing support to people affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster, for allegedly posting disparaging tweets against Diet lawmakers and civic groups.
Jun 12, 2013
U.S. tech giants urge NSA transparency
Technology companies stung by the controversy over the National Security Agency's sweeping Internet surveillance program are calling on U.S. officials to ease the secrecy surrounding national security investigations and lift long-standing gag orders covering the nature and extent of information collected about Internet users.
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
May 30, 2013
Tweet Beat: #真4, #ソクラテスの死, #キスの日
A new videogame, a fresh take on an old painting and kissing (timeless!) are among the top Twitter trends in Japan last week.
CULTURE / Art / Japan Pulse
May 26, 2013
Tweet Beat: #NintendoDirectJP, #華麗なる公式 , #デザフェス
Explore the world of friendly official accounts, the latest Nintendo news and Design Festa Vol. 37 in last week's trendy hashtags.
May 14, 2013
48,000 following MPD on Twitter
A Twitter account run by the Crime Prevention Section of the Metropolitan Police Department is proving popular for the officers' personal comments and had attracted more than 48,000 followers as of Monday.
Mar 13, 2013
Trial run of disaster warning system via SNS to start in summer
The Fire and Disaster Management Agency plans this summer to test a disaster warning system using Internet-based social-networking services, drawing lessons from the March 2011 catastrophe when telephone services were cut and the emergency number did not function, agency officials said Tuesday.
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
Jan 13, 2013
Mascots bear cash for local authorities
In September 2007, after Shinzo Abe had abruptly quit his first stint as prime minister, sales of Shin-chan Manju, a bean-paste-filled bun named after Abe, spiked. The maker of the buns had tried to promote the product over the course of Abe's year as the Liberal Democratic Party leader, changing its...
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
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Nov 2, 2012
Today's J-blip: kabe-don
The classic shoji-manga romantic showdown scene — the kabe don —u00a0gets remix after remix after ...
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
Jul 6, 2012
Today's J-blip: MUJI to GO game
MUJI to GO will take you on a social media adventure.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
May 9, 2012
JAL builds a social media campaign, one block at a time
JAL taps into social media and gamificiation to promote its new Boston-Tokyo route.
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 Times
CULTURE / Japan Pulse
Feb 9, 2012
Guys can get greedy and girly on Valentine's
Why should men have to wait it in suspense when they can tweet for their chocolate RIGHT NOW!
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?
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Aug 18, 2011
'Support angels' are always there, thanks to AR and AKB48
Hewlett Packard is harnessing the power of augmented reality and AKB48 idolatry in its summer promotion campaign.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan