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    Article is from 2013. But if you go to rakuten.co.jp, it’s still quite dense, although somewhat more like contemporary Western design.

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      Ah, that explains why the link to Kinokuniya links to a site that looks just as bad as the other websites that are being called out. Seems like the nice style didn’t stick and they came back to the classic look.

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        I wonder if its something to do with the hierarchical structure of their organisations where the older managers get to dictate the look that they are comfortable with.

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        Here’s an Asahi Shimbun page on the Ukraine invasion: https://www.asahi.com/topics/word/ウクライナ.html It is somewhat more dense than NYTimes but not outlandishly so.

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      1. Why Japanese Web Design Is So… Different (2013) via calvin 4 years ago | 9 points | 5 comments