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Japanese netizens horrified, dismayed by latest mass shooting in Florida

The Orlando massacre sent a shockwave through cyberspace, with thousands of Japanese tweets and Facebook messages posted expressing sorrow and condolences and condemning the incident. According to Yahoo Realtime analytics, almost half of the tweets contained negative language, such as “sad,” “horrible,” “disgusting,” and “distasteful.” Sampled comments include “Random killing has become a norm in America;” “The sad fact is….Read more

  • June 14, 2016
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Reaction in cyberspace to U.S.-Japan summit on Okinawa

Numerous tweets have been posted following last night’s joint press conference by PM Abe and President Obama, during which the Okinawa incident was a predominant topic. Local netizens were apparently divided over Abe’s performance in the event, with his supporters praising the Japanese leader’s use of strong language to remind the President of the renewed anger that has been reverberating….Read more

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Murder in Okinawa triggers strong reaction in cyberspace

The Okinawa incident has resonated through the local Twitter sphere, as thousands of messages have been posted by angry netizens since the suspect was arrested on Thursday. According to Yahoo! Real Times analytics, almost half of the tweets contained language reflecting the users’ negative sentiment toward the incident. Many of them condemned the heinous crime, the perpetrator, and the U.S.….Read more

  • May 23, 2016
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Japanese Twitter users bracing for “President Trump”

Thousands of tweets have been posted following Donald Trump’s resounding victory in Indiana that made him the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. According to Yahoo Real-time analytics, almost 30% of the messages were negative in tone. The negative comments included: “Donald Trump as president would be scary. Asia would surely collapse,” “If he were elected president, we would have no choice….Read more

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Netizens respond positively to U.S. assistance using USMC Ospreys

In response to DM Nakatani’s announcement that Japan asked for U.S. disaster relief assistance using USMC Ospreys in Kyushu, many netizens responded positively and expressed appreciation for the U.S. assistance. Alpinist Ken Noguchi (@kennoguchi0821) tweeted: “U.S. Ospreys flew from Okinawa to provide disaster relief assistance during the major earthquake in Nepal. Ospreys saved many people, as it is an excellent….Read more

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