social media

Japan one of only two countries where Twitter beats Facebook in social media market share

Pinterest more of a player than Facebook in Japan too.

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Instagram ideals vs reality: “Boyfriend buys me Pocari Sweat” photo isn’t what it seems

Fashion model reveals the reality behind this image isn’t as romantic as it looks.

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Tokyo middle school leaflet asks students to write down, turn in their social media passwords

The board of education’s excuse doesn’t really hold up.

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Revolutionary technology: Japanese company’s new vertical monitor for social media browsing

New design promises benefits for content creators too.

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JR East attempts to unite train-photographing otaku with new social media group

Could this mean an end to the violence?

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Costumes from everyday life on parade once more in “Jimi Halloween 2021”

Come take walk on the plain side.

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Kyoto police using targeted YouTube ads to warn would-be voyeurs

Fighting one type of peeping with another kind of peeping.

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Survey reveals Japan’s Generation Z dresses for social media, not for self-expression

Brands are out, coordinating how you look with what you’re doing is in. 

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74-year-old Japanese politician starts Instagram account for open dialog about COVID-19

We shouldn’t rule out a milk crate challenge at this point.

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Restaurant worker putting pubes on curry heralds return of baito-terror

More than likely, they’re just getting warmed up too.

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Protect yourself from social media evils with Japanese omamori amulet capsule toys【Pics】

Or amplify the good things about it, if you’re an optimist.

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The Internet reacts to Osaka governor’s comical COVID-19 countermeasure with stunned disbelief

Japanese netizens need a little more reassurance than a cardboard mask.

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Japan Sumo Association prepares a sakura-styled sumo screenshot game for your pleasure

Use your speedy fingers to unite a sumo wrestler with his sakura mochi!

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Hit Japanese app Crabhouse forced to change name on iOS

Crabhome is where the heart is now.

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Haruki Murakami never uses social media, bluntly explains why

World-famous Japanese author has no fear of missing out.

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Japan’s Shizuoka bans teachers from personal communication with students on social media

Teachers who violate rule will face disciplinary action.

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We try out the hot new social media app that everyone’s talking about, Crabhouse!

It’s…a little different than we were expecting.

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Japanese Internet reacts in dismay to official Olympics Twitter quietly changing its header

Netizens claim that whoever runs the account is making a call on the fate of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

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Japanese politician posts photo of his dinner, netizens pity him over his depression meal

If the stomach is the way to someone’s heart, might as well get constituents by… making them sympathize over what you eat?

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