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Did The Japanese Government Censor Twitter During Nuclear Plant Meltdown?

The Japanese government is denying that an online project to monitor “incorrect and inappropriate” information on Twitter and publish “correct” information is an attempt at online censorship.
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Twitter To Receive Japan-US “World Changer” Award

On Friday, Twitter and Japanese-based mobile gaming company DeNA will receive the first annual “World Changer” award.
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Twitter Adds Support For Japanese Hashtags

The Japanese market has had a love-affair with Twitter since day one, so it only makes sense that Twitter would work hard to keep tweeters in Japan happy. The company has officially added support for Japanese hashtags, a move which further illustrates the close ties between Twitter and Japan.
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Twitter Partners with Yahoo! Japan

One of Twitter’s largest international markets will now see Twitter in its search results. Twitter has announced a partnership with Yahoo! Japan to bring tweets to real-time search results.
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Would You Buy A Twitter Phone?

Leave it to Japan – the first country that Twitter offered language support to and tweet-obsessed from the beginning – to be the first to push out a Twitter phone.
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Twitter to be used to Create the Weather Channel of Global Illness

Imagine turning on the TV and watching the illness forecast – one channel up from the Weather Channel, it keeps you informed 24/7 about the flu that’s spreading downtown and the cold that has hit a pocket of people in the North. This is something we might see as early as next year if the makers of the Twitter-fueled illness tracking map Kazemill have anything to do with it.
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Twitter Appoints “Country Manager” in Japan

Twitter has appointed its first “country manager”, starting their international focus in Japan. Announced on the Japanese Twitter Blog, this position entails building a solid team in Japan, which was Twitter first and remains its largest international presence.
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Japanese Nuclear Plant Joins Twitter

In reaction to the damaged nuclear power plants which it owns, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) has created a Twitter account.
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One Man’s Story: How Twitter Helped During the Tsunami

In a heart-wrenching story of the hope and devastation during the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a professor and his student have begun analyzing tweets from regions hardest hit by the natural disaster. And, despite emotional hurdles, they’ve uncovered some touching stories of hope and salvation amid a tragedy.
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Aflac Wrong To Quack Down On Gottfried

As documented in the movie “The Aristocrats,” by telling a nearly mythic dirty joke comedian Gilbert Gottfried turns around a booing audience angry that he’d made a 9/11 crack soon after the tragedy. He won’t be able to pull off the same trick after Aflac, the insurance company whose iconic duck Gottfried has voiced for years, fired him Tuesday over jokes he tweeted about Japan. But would Aflac have been better off ignoring the comments?
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