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Japanese video sharing site February 29, 2008

Posted by fukumimi in Internet.

For those people who come to this blog via a search engine with Japanese YouTube as keywords, I guess I should point you out to Nico Nico Douga.

I don’t think I’ve posted about this before, mainly because I’m not big fans of the 2ch culture which pervades the site. (No coincidence, given the involvement of  Hiroyuki Nishimura)

Not a big fan of Dwango which operates the site either.

Anyway, there you have it, Japan’s most popular homegrown video sharing site, rife with the same blatant disregard for copyright but with an extra seasoning of 2ch otaku culture.

God only knows why the site garnered a “Good Design Award” in 2007, but then that Award was given out to over 1000 products and designs last year….. Other “highlights” of last year’s awards. Second Life. A Hermann Miller copycat office chair.



1. Bill Cooney - March 13, 2008

For those who don’t know, the comments on videos on Nico are timecoded along with the video playback. A “comments” toggle-button at the bottom of the video allows you to turn this streaming textual commentary subtitle track on or off.

A complete copyright hole and Japanese companies seem more concerned about attacking the outsider, Google’s YouTube (perhaps something to do with deeper pockets?) than going after Nico. Bizzarre, really. I have Japanese friends who fill their downtime watching entire anime or drama series off Nico.

2. Laetitia Bucari - December 21, 2009


Hey! I’m a student of the business school HEC Paris!
One week ago, more than 300 students and 50 professors gathered and formed a huge human chain which invaded our campus. This clip is totally delirious and it was exclusively shot, directed and made by students. You’ve definitely got to have this video on your website!!

See you soon!

3. Józsa János - September 2, 2010

Ha az ember él akkor lélegezni is kéne neki
na ja

4. Buckwheat - October 24, 2010

Obama is a nigger

5. Pikamanderchan-senpai - August 6, 2013

Nico Nico Douga’s Alexa ranking is currently 111th worldwide, and 12th in Japan.

Are there any other Japanese video-sharing sites not already in this big
list of video-sharing sites

6. support user pictures - January 9, 2017

support user pictures

Japanese video sharing site | from the inside, looking in

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