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Ken Aston [PersonRank 1]

Wednesday, March 19, 2008
11 years ago4,165 views

Google Japan doesn't have the typical plain design any more. There is a menu area with four tabs, each containing 4-5 icons that lead to other Google services.

google.co.jp/

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I like that a lot. Bet they'd get a lot of pushback in the USA tho. Maybe it's just a test.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I can't see it, someone has a screenshot?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

All four tabs:


farm3.static.flickr.com/2034/2 ...



farm3.static.flickr.com/2225/2 ...



farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2 ...



farm4.static.flickr.com/3066/2 ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I just see the usual Google, in Japanese, nothing more, even when setting HL and GL parameters :-S
Do you have other special parameters or cookies to get that?

Ken Aston [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I access google.co.jp on a PC with an IP located in Tokyo, locale set to Japan, Japanese OS.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin Colehour: You might know that I'm blogger at GoogleWatchBlog. Is it ok for you, if I use of your screenshots in my blog?

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Some one any idea how it should be named. Maybe Google Tabs

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I wonder why there are no Japanese characters for "I'm Feeling Lucky".

Above 9 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

OK I got it :
72.14.207.104/webhp?hl=ja& ... >> doesn't work.
64.233.167.104/webhp?hl=ja& ... >> works

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

(Added an update, thanks!)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google Korea's homepage is much better and doesn't have unnecessary tabs and products grouped randomly:
google.co.kr/

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Interesting. Thanks for the screenshots (and the link)
=)

Bilal [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

All is Japanese except "i'am feeling lucky" and "more"!

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The Icons:


google.com/intl/ja/images/jawh ...



and the tabs:


google.com/intl/ja/images/prod ...

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

If they want to introduce different localized navigators, they should include them into all google services and not only on the homepage.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Hebbet, Sure go ahead and use the screenshots. Just state that they were posted here first.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Someone of my readers send my some screens using a proxy.

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is very easy for Google to trace the habit of Japanese using Google applications. Then Google put the frequent used applications in the front page rather in the dropdown menu.

While Google can do the same thing for US users, however, US users may prefer cleaner interface.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Google China now has something new (Google Korea-like) on their home page... g.cn


googlechinablog.com/uploaded_i ...



From left to right: video, images, news, maps, blog search, "Re Bang", "Dao Hang" (site navigation/directory)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

see here blogoscoped.com/forum/127556.h ...

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