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Link Roundup of April Fools Internet Pranks in Japan | 2012

Here’s a roundup of links to April Fool’s internet pranks in Japan on April 1, 2012 or, as some refer to it, the day when the internet is very annoying:

  • Forget keyboards. All you need is the space bar! Google Japan announces new language input system using morse code.
  • AU announces latest smartphone: MAKYU – designed by fictional baseball coach Hoshi Ittetsu (of Kyojin no Hoshi).
  • Dragon Quest’s Dragon King announces he has successfully taken over the world. His influence has already reached google maps. More on this development here. In related news, a dragon has established a military fort in offshore Africa.
  • Sky Tree to offer world’s highest bungee jump
  • Eiga.com, now in Chinese.
  • Graphic designers launch new ad campaign

 

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