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Q: Social Networking in Japan ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Social Networking in Japan
Category: Relationships and Society > Romance
Asked by: fred3556-ga
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Posted: 22 Nov 2004 16:19 PST
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Question ID: 432571
Please list "social networking" Web sites in Japan. "Social
Networking" means sites where people go to find friends for dating,
for companionship sex, etc. Similar U.S. sites would be, and other "online personals" that are individual
sites or as part of a portal.
Subject: Re: Social Networking in Japan
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 22 Nov 2004 18:57 PST
Hello Fred3556,

Below you will find the results of my research for social networking
websites in Japan is the latest fad in social networking in Japan.

? is inclined toward entertainment.?







?Gocoo (pronounced Go-Ku) is Japan's first social networking community
site. By systematizing the communication of members by providing
online inter-personal communications as well as real-world "dinner
meeting", Gocoo promotes human communication that does not go against
manners and is safe and sound.?


Yubi-toma is a service specializing in finding alumni and old school
buddies. In your profile, you would write which school you used to go
to. You can see other users who went to same school. You can also call
a reunion. is a place where you can find friends via keyword. When
you register to this service, you will be given your own space (page).
You will add your favorite gadgets, books, movies, foods or any
keyword and give it your own version of description. Other people
would find you through these keywords, write comments about them and
link their own version of keyword to them, etc. etc.

Other sites:

Ecademy Japan

Open Business Club 
They have announced Japanese services in the near future.
A highly multilingual social network. openBC describes itself as a business tool..

A relatively new social networking service called .node, pronounced "dotnode?
Select Japanese (upper right hand corner)

?Founded in 1999 by ex-Goldman Sachs analyst Neeraj Jhanji, ImaHima
("Are you free now?") is a socializing and scheduling service enabling
mobile customers to locate and contact friends, schedule parties and
events, meet new people, and find information and activities based on
their current location via mobile phone (the service is now accessible
from PC as well).?

Information sources:

Social Networks boom in Japan

Wikipedia Japan

SNS Blog

Search Criteria:
Social Networking services in Japan
Social Networking in Japan
"Social Network" in Japan 

I hope this is helpful. 

Best regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by fred3556-ga on 24 Nov 2004 09:06 PST
Hello Bobbie

Thank you. This is great. In anticipation of asking additional
questions of a similar nature, how much time did it take you to
compile this report? I'm on a limited budget and need to optimize!


Fred Jankowiak

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 24 Nov 2004 09:11 PST
Dear Fred3556,

I'm delighted that you are pleased with my research. It took me 2 and
a half hours to compile this answer for you.

Best regards,
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