Google Japan: google jp: google co jp: Japan News, Tsunami, YouTube Video, Maps

by humagaia

Google Japan homepage is offered in Japanese. It has search, news, maps, images, YouTube and Gmail links. Japan often has earthquakes & tsunami: facts about Japan & tourism.....

Google Japan (Google 日本) is www.google.co.jp
not www.google.jp nor www.google.com.jp,
and is available in Japanese.
It is between the 20th and 26th most visited
website worldwide, according to Alexa Traffic
Rank statistics.
There are almost 150,000 websites linking
to it, giving a high reputation score.
Between 1.5% and 2% of all internet traffic
passes through the Google Japon...........

Google Japan (google.co.jp)

Site information

It is ranked #2 in Japan, after Yahoo! Japan but before FC2, YouTube, and google.com.

Most visitors use the Japan Google homepage (~98%), followed by 'maps' (~14%), 'news' (~4.5%), and 'translate' (~4%). The top searches are for 'google' (~23%), '地図' [map] (~9%), 'google map' (~5%), '翻訳' [translation] (almost 5%), and 'chrome' (~2%). Almost all visitors to Google Japon are from Japan (~98%). Of the remainder the majority are from other Asian countries.

With reference to the internet population as a whole, google.co.jp attracts those more frequently in the 35+ age range, with no college education. A higher proportion are males and for those browsing from a work environment. These is less frequent access from 18 to 24 year old's; with some college education; browsing from home or school. There is a significantly lower proportion of females using the site than would be expected had the internet norm been achieved.

Data courtesy of Alexa (2012/02/28).

Google Japan has been available from April 20th 2001. How it looked then, can be seen below:

Google Japan 2001/04/20

www.google.co.jp
Google Japan 2001/04/20
Google Japan 2001/04/20
Humagaia "Paint" screenshot
Office location and jobs

 Google Japan

Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
PO Box 22, 6-10-1 Roppongi
Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6126, Japan

Phone: +81-3-6384-9000      
Fax: +81-3-6384-9001

Google Tokyo job vacancies acn be found at:

http://www.google.co.jp/intl/ja/jobs/tokyo/

The Google Japan YouTube channel is at:

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=FBE7B48070FF6FC1&gl=JP&hl=ja

Google Tokyo, Japan

Working at Google 日本

Google office location Tokyo, Japan

Headquarters Google Japan
Location Google headquarters Tokyo
Location Google headquarters Tokyo

Google Offices Osaka, Japan

Google Japan Osaka offices

There are also offices at:

20F, Hankyu Grand Building,
8-47, Kakuda-cho, Kita-ku
Osaka, Japan 

Google Japan offices Osaka

Google offices Osaka, Japan
Google offices Osaka, Japan

Japan Wiki

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and ...

Facts About Japan

Geomorphology, Human Geography & Climate

Japan, a constitutional monarchy and empire state, is located on the eastern margin of Asia and consists of four major islands:

  • Honshu
  • Hokkaido
  • Kyushu
  • Shikoku

and many small islands. It is separated from the mainland of Asia by the Sea of Japan. To the east is the Pacific Ocean.

The country is made up of six chains of steep serrated mountains, which contain about 60 active volcanoes.

Earthquakes are frequent and widespread and often accompanied by giant waves (tsunami).

Summers are warm and humid and winters mild, except on Hokkaido which is covered in snow in winter.

Japan's agriculture is highly advanced with extensive use made of fertilizers and miniature machinery for the small fields. Fishing is important.

Most of the population live in the densely populated coastal towns and cities, and speak Japanese. The main religions are Shintoism and Buddhism.

After WWII Japan embarked upon a course of economic growth that has placed it in the top echelons of the largest industrial economies in the world. It is very dependant on imported raw materials and its success is based on manufacturing industry and innovation. Much of the workforce is employed in industry.

Japan's exports include cars, ships, iron & steel and electronic goods.

Capital of Japan is Tokyo.

Currency of Japan = Yen.

Tokyo Training

Cool Japan

Japan Tsunami 2011

Google Map Japan

Japan Climate Change Wiki

Climate change in Japan is being addressed at a governmental level. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proposes two hypothetical future scenarios. One is Scenario "A1B" based on the assumption that a future world will have ...

Google Japan

Google 日本
Google Japan
Google Japan
Humagaia "Paint" screenshot

Languages of Japan

The National or official language of Japan is:

  • Japanese (~121m) http://www.google.co.jp/webhp?hl=jp

Immigrant languages are:

  • Chinese (~150k) http://www.google.co.jp/webhp?hl=zh-CN
  • English (~70k) http://www.google.co.jp/webhp?hl=en
  • South Asian languages (~300k).
  • Philippines languages (~36k)

There are few indigenous languages. Those that have a speaking population of more than 5,000 are:

  • Okinawan (~984k)
  • Korean (~670k) 
    http://www.google.co.jp/webhp?hl=ko
  • Miyako (~68k)
  • Yaeyama (~48k)
  • Kikai (~13k)
  • Amami-Oshima (~12k)
  • Kunigami (~5k)
  • Toku-No-Shima (~5k)
Only 15 people now speak the Ainu language.
Google Japan can be viewed in the languages above by using the URL reproduced next to each. 
Language estimates from Ethnologue (http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=JP).

Japanese and Korean Language Similarities

Ainu Language of Japan

Ainu (Ainu: , Aynu itak; Japanese: Ainu-go; is one of the Ainu languages, spoken by members of the Ainu ethnic group on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaidō. Until the twentieth century, Ainu languages were also spoken ...

Functions Google Japan Homepage

Top Left and footer

google.co.jp has the following functions at the top left of the homepage screen:

  1. 検索 - search
  2. 画像 - images
  3. 地図 - maps
  4. YouTube
  5. ニュー - News
  6. Gmail
  7. ドキュメント - Docs
  8. カレンダ - Calendar
The [もっと見る] options link gives these additional functions: 翻訳 (translate), 書籍 (books), ョッピング (shopping), Blogger, リーダー (Reader), 写真 (Picasa), and 動画 (Videos).

Links at the bottom of the homepage include:

  1. iGoogle
  2. ウェブ履歴 - Google history
  3. 広告掲載 - advertising programs
  4. ビジネス ソリューション - business solutions
  5. Google について - 'About Google'.

Japanese Snow Monkeys

Kobe Earthquake, Japan

Accessing Google Japan

Google.co.jp is found, as follows:

  1. Type 'http://www.google.co.jp/' for Japanese biased search results.

Remember:

the URL for Google jp is www.google.co.jp NOT www.google.jp NOR www.google.com.jp

Firefox Google Japan
Firefox Google Japan

Search results from Japan alone, can be seen if you use the Google Firefox browser option (Japanese version only). Use this Firefox URL:

  • http://www.google.co.jp/firefox?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:jp-JP:official

On the Firefox page, ensure the '日本語のページを検索' button is set, instead of the 'ウェブ全体から検索' button.

From this browser version you can also undertake advanced search '検索オプション' and set preferences '表示設定'.

Kobe, Japan

, pronounced , is the fifth-largest city in Japan and is the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, approximately west of Osaka. With a population of about 1.5 million, the city is part of the ...

Kyoto, Japan

is a city in the central part of the island of Honshū, Japan. It has a population close to 1.5 million. Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is now the capital of Kyoto Prefecture, as well as a major part of the Osaka-Kobe-Kyoto ...

Nagoya, Japan

is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in Japan. Located on the Pacific coast in the Chūbu region on central Honshu, it is the capital of Aichi Prefecture and is one of Japan's major ports along with ...

Tokyo, Japan

, ; officially , is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan. Tokyo is the capital of Japan, the center of the Greater Tokyo Area, and the largest metropolitan area of both Japan and the world. It is the seat of the Japanese government and the ...

Okinawa Island, Japan

is the largest of the Okinawa Islands and the Ryukyu Islands of Japan, and is home to Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture. The island has an area of . It is roughly south of the rest of Japan.

Official Google Japan Blog

本日 2 月 17 日より、Google for Startups Campus にて、AI や機械学習を活用しているスタートアップを対象とした 3 か月集中型のプログラム Google for Startups Accelerator を実施します。 このプログラムは Google による技術、組織運営など幅広い分野にわたるトレー...
2 月は日本政府が主導する「サイバーセキュリティ月間」です。Google は、今年も安心・安全なインターネット利用を促進するために、様々な取り組みを実施します。ヘルシーなスムージーで、身も心も、インターネット利用も健康に検索や地図アプリ、動画サイト等、日常的に使うインターネット サービスの設定を見直したり、お子さんのアプリの使い方に...
今では、世界に関する情報が手元で得られることが当たり前になりましたが、一昔前までは、初めての場所に車で行くには片手でハンドルを切りながら地図をめくらなければならず、渋滞も予測できず、周辺のレストランを探す手段もありませんでした。Google マップが世界を地図に収めるという大胆な目標に着手したのは、ちょうどそのころ。今から 15 年...

Just copy and paste into translate.google.com for quick translation

Japan News

National and other public universities in Japan have begun staging their entrance exams, with precautions taken against the new coronavirus. (NHK)
Japan's government has decided on a basic policy for measures to protect against a domestic outbreak of the new coronavirus. It includes asking people with minor sympt...
Chitetsu Watanabe, a 112-year-old who was recognized by Guinness World Records earlier this month as the world’s oldest living man, died Sunday at the nursing home whe...

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Updated: 12/14/2012, humagaia
 
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