Looks like the new Japanese Government formed under Hatoyama-san have started a blog on Ameba. There is an official editor for the blog talking about major issues of the day.
Ameba operate a blogging platform hosting all the sites in a similar fashion to wordpress.com and don’t offer any self-hosted options like the wordpress.org software.
It is interesting that the Government has decided to entrust its information to a third party operator, that they have no control over whether the business continues or not. Their choice of Ameba may have been due to the number of celebrities and artists who host a blog on Ameba. It is certainly a big plus for Cyber Agent who run Ameba.
I set up a blog on Ameba for shibuya246 a while ago but never actually put any content on it. I also have a space on Mixi as well. Maybe now that Hatoyama-san is blogging on Ameba it might be time to start myself.
Do you blog or read any Japanese language networks? How do you find them compared to English language blog networks?