Christopher Poole, the founder of internet imageboard 4chan, has sold the company to Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder of Japanese site 2channel, itself a direct inspiration for 4chan’s creation in the first place.
Finally! The world gets its first trailer for Hollywood's upcoming Godzilla film. What did you think? You might have an opinion. I might. Japan definitely does.
In the West, Reddit says it's the front page of the internet. But in Japan, it's not. The internet in Japan is dominated by 2channel. It's where news—whether that's political or video game news—disseminates. It's the center of online culture. And apparently, drugs.
That's perhaps why today drug charges were brought…
Sometimes you settle in for some PC gaming or web surfing. And you just don't get up. You can feel your bum go numb and the chair meld into your skin. Surely, you know the feeling.
Some gamers are very good at video games. Some are just awful. And that's okay! Still, there must be common traits of crummy gamers, and that's what a recent thread of Japan's largest bulletin board, 2ch, tried to pin down.
Online in Japan, the vast majority of game news first hits 2ch. And it's not just games—so much news is shared through 2ch threads. It's a wealth of information. It's a wealth of rumors. Apparently, it's also a wealth of drugs.
Drugs, and drug culture, are common and prevalent in much of the West. Ditto for Japan, even if superficially the country seems immune to such devices. It's not.