Before we get to that, let's talk about what Americans searched for. Here are the top ten "Fastest Rising" words of 2009 according to Google:

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1. twitter
2. michael jackson
3. facebook
4. hulu
5. hi5
6. glee
7. paranormal activity
8. natasha richardson
9. farrah fawcett
10. lady gaga

As we previously posted, Google has released its Zeitgeist" lists for 2009, highlighting the fastest-growing and fastest-falling search trends over the past year.

Now let's look at the "Fastest Rising" words for Japan in 2009.

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1. Dragon Quest IX
2. Mieko Tanaka
3. bing
4. Makoto Kitano
5. Shinken
6. Demon's Souls
7. Noriko Sakai
8. Dump Matsumoto
9. Zeni Geba
10. Kamen Rider Decade

Demon's Soul? Really?

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Google、2009年の急上昇ワードNo.1「ドラゴンクエスト9」 [マイコミジャーナル]