fighting the status quo

I have a long screed in me about the power of inertia in Japan (well inertia is powerful everywhere I suppose) and how the status quo doesn’t seem to change in various parts of Japan that I seem to stare at, be it politics, or the advertising industry, etc. Of course there are exceptions to the rule, like Nintendo coming back from the brink as evidenced in this cute video graphic from Kotaku.

Chang Kim at Web 2.0 Asia reminds us that all is not status quo in the Japanese Internet industry as latecomer Google has finally broken into 2nd place: Google now #2 in Japan. That said, the Japanese Internet market trends on Nielsen/NR would not support this statement.