Japanese Websites are strange entities that live a digital world far away from the one we are used to. They probably have their standards, that are still obscure to me - and it's not a matter of language.

The Japanese Web Designers seem to be stuck in a space-time continuum where the good of the user is not contemplated: they produces websites full of images that in most of the cases include buttons and large blocks of text. This structure can lead to a potentially huge usability issue and critically increase the page loading time. It is only an example, but it is emblematic.

I really don't understand Japanese Web Design. So please, help me to understand it.

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    Could you give us some specific examples of such sites? – JTL Jan 12 '16 at 14:15
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    Hi Gabriele, welcome to GD.SE and thanks for your question. I agree with JTL here: please add some examples of your issues with these sites, with screenshots. That might make answering your question a lot easier. Thanks! You can use the edit button (or this one) to ad info to your question. If you have any questions about the site, have a look at the help center or feel free to ping one of us in Graphic Design Chat once your reputation allows you to go there (20). Keep contributing and enjoy your time here! – Vincent Jan 12 '16 at 14:40
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    This article posits some theories: randomwire.com/why-japanese-web-design-is-so-different – DA01 Jan 12 '16 at 15:19
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    Nice article @DA01. Gabriele, I am curious about this too, but I think you got a down-vote because your question is missing.... well, an actual question :) "Why is Japanese design so strange?" could be it. What in particular caught your eye? – Yisela Jan 12 '16 at 16:07
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    It's an interesting subject, I agree the question needs more specifics though, and I'm not sure anyone could do much better than that article. Very interesting read! – Cai Jan 12 '16 at 18:49

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