On a recent trip to Japan I had the opportunity to analyze Japanese web design and development first hand. I have compiled a gallery of some of the most popular websites in America and matched them up to their Japanese counterparts. Please enjoy!

Adobe Japan Adobe US
Adobe
Amazon Japan Amazon US
Amazon
AOL Japan AOL US
AOL
Apple Japan Apple US
Apple
Ask Japan Ask US
Ask
AT&T Japan AT&T US
AT&T
Blogger Japan Blogger US
Blogger
CNN Japan CNN US
CNN
Dell Japan Dell US
Dell
Disney Japan Disney US
Disney
DoubleClick Japan DoubleClick US
DoubleClick
Expedia Japan Expedia US
Expedia
Facebook Japan Facebook US
Facebook
Google Japan Google US
Google
Live Japan Live US
Live
Microsoft Japan Microsoft US
Microsoft
MSN Japan MSN US
MSN
MySpace Japan MySpace US
MySpace
NBA Japan NBA US
NBA
Wikipedia Japan Wikipedia US
Wikipedia
WordPress Japan WordPress US
WordPress
Yahoo Japan Yahoo US
Yahoo
YouTube Japan YouTube US
YouTube

A few leading American sites not supported in Japanese:

  • Ebay
  • Craigslist
  • Photobucket
  • Flickr
  • ESPN
  • IMDB

Other Popular Japanese Websites

A few other popular websites in Japan include:

Ameba
Ameba
BigLobe
BigLobe
Excite
Excite
Goo
Goo
Gyao
Gyao
Hatena
Hatena
Infoseek
Infoseek
Kakaku
Kakaku
LiveDoor
LiveDoor
Nico Video
Nico Video
Nifty
Nifty
Rakuten
Rakuten
Sakura
Sakura
So-Net
So-Net
TeaCup
TeaCup