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Spotify Launches in Japan – Will It Be Successful?

Good news for streaming music lovers! Spotify (press release) has launched in Japan on September 29, 2016 after having an office in Tokyo for 18 months! Just like other markets, users can choose if they want to use the free version or the paid subscription version with no ads. The paid version starts out at…

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Skinny Japanese Girls Stop Dieting

Extreme diets used to be a trend. Being healthy is now a trend. With the ratio of underweight women in their 20s falling below 20 percent for the first time in 20 years, health and fashion experts are looking at whether this means the desire to be thin has been replaced by the quest to…

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NSA Surveilling Japan Says Snowden

Edward Snowden, a fugitive and former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who leaked information from the agency in 2013, warned Saturday that all people in Japan are subjected to mass surveillance initiated by the U.S. government. At the time, he was an employee with computer giant Dell Inc. contracted out to the NSA, where he…

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Facebook has a suicide alert system for Japan

Facebook is joining efforts to reduce Japan’s high suicide rate, creating a way for those in despair to be noticed and given a sympathetic ear. Facebook users in some markets have been able to do this since 2011, but only now is it being made available in Japan. The service runs in cooperation with suicide…

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Google’s 60 TBS cable connecting US and Japan is now live

Japan’s Internet is set for a large speed boost as Google’s 9,000km undersea Internet cable that connects the country to the United States is now officially up and running. In 2014, the company announced that it would lay an undersea cable connecting the two countries that would have a 60 terabits per second capacity. Google’s…