Big in Japan


  • Community Manager

    Japan is Vivaldi’s biggest market. Tatsuki Tomita co-founded Vivaldi with Jon von Tetzchner in 2014. Today he’s amazed by the big following Vivaldi has in his home country.

    Click here to see the full blog post



  • Great to hear! How many Japanese users does Vivaldi have approximately?



  • That very interesting. I've seen lots of different languages in the forums but I've never really thought about the users from different places.



  • こんにち は にほん の ともだち。 これ は すごい です

    Apologies for my rusty Japanese.


  • Moderator

    @luetage Probably a quarter million or so.


  • Moderator

    @ayespy: Which is approximately one fifth of all the Vivaldi's users :slight_smile:



  • How is Vivaldi in katakana?
    ヴィヴァルディ
    or
    ビバルヂ


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    Great news, although I have already seen so many different languages ​​in this forum that clearly shows the good diffusion in other countries.
    Although China would be a somewhat more complicated market

    日本の友人たちへの素晴らしい挨拶

    (Sorry for the Google translate)


  • Banned

    大変に喜ばしいことです。とても素晴らしいですね (≧∇≦)b(´∀`)
    イエーイ!ピース!ピース!!d(^O^)b('ω')v



  • すばらしいニュースですね

    私もヴィヴァルディを常用してますよ



  • Noice !


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Wow! I knew that Vivaldi was co-founded by a Japanese, but not that the Japanese following was so huge!

    素晴らしいニュース。ヴィヴァルディすごい。開発者頑張ってね❗️


  • Vivaldi Team

    @ian-coog: While I don't know Japanese myself, I asked one of my coworkers, Takaaki who said:
    ヴィヴァルディ is Vivarudi
    ビバルディ Bibarudi
    “V” doesn’t exist in Japanese so it’s common to replace it with “B”.

    From what I understand, there doesn't seem to be one correct answer, and because of that, we usually just write "Vivaldi".


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    @aronand said in Big in Japan:

    @ian-coog: While I don't know Japanese myself, I asked one of my coworkers, Takaaki who said:
    ヴィヴァルディ is Vivarudi
    ビバルディ Bibarudi
    “V” doesn’t exist in Japanese so it’s common to replace it with “B”.

    From what I understand, there doesn't seem to be one correct answer, and because of that, we usually just write "Vivaldi".

    It seems like in Spanish where the B is often confused with the V having a very similar phonetics XD


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    @ian-coog
    This is a pattern of katakana and hiragana of vivaldi.

    びばるでー(hiragana) is my favorite.

    0_1513195863031_vival-lang-ja.png

    Is the Japanese notation of ヴィヴァルディor ビバルディ?
    https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/168245


  • Community Manager

    @caine ありがとう!



  • Wow, I didn't realize Vivaldi is viewed by the Japanese as a strike for the good guys against the evil, stupid Muricans. Are Americans allowed to use Vivaldi?

    Maybe the Japanese use Vivaldi because they just like it like other humans that aren't Japanese like it. Maybe it's not an us vs. them scenario as the creators of Vivaldi seem to wish to present it.

    Articles like this, stating that Americans aren't the good guys or the right people to support seems antagonistic and detrimental to users of this browser who, apparently, have what some believe to be an extreme misfortune of being born American.


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    @ctrlaltdel said in Big in Japan:

    I didn't realize Vivaldi is viewed by the Japanese as a strike for the good guys against the evil, stupid Muricans.

    Not only in Japan, but elsewhere too there is significant antagonism towards the dominant American corporations like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook/Whatsapp. The EU regularly fines big corporations big bucks for unfair trading practices.

    It is not a racial thing: it is about the small guy versus big, evil corporations.



  • @pesala said in Big in Japan:

    @ctrlaltdel said in Big in Japan:

    I didn't realize Vivaldi is viewed by the Japanese as a strike for the good guys against the evil, stupid Muricans.

    Not only in Japan, but elsewhere too there is significant antagonism towards the dominant American corporations like Microsoft, Google, and Facebook/Whatsapp. The EU regularly fines big corporations big bucks for unfair trading practices.

    It is not a racial thing: it is about the small guy versus big, evil corporations.

    I'm not convinced that the Japanese who use Vivaldi do it to counteract evil Muricans and don't believe the author of this article made a compelling case to prove that.

    I'm an American and I, like many millions upon millions of Americans, don't appreciate the monopoly companies like Microsoft, Google, Amazon, etc... have but, I use Vivaldi simply due to the features it provides, not as a political or moral statement to make me feel good.

    Maybe the Japanese who use Vivaldi simply like browsers that aren't dumbed down to virtually no choice or options like many Americans don't appreciate either.

    When someone can prove to me, other than just saying it's so, that the Japanese use Vivaldi out of spite directed at evil Muricans/corporations, I'll reconsider. Until then, I'm going to give the Japanese a little more credit than this article did.

    I'm just having a hard time believing that jingoistic or nationalistic urges are leading a whole nation to one particular Internet browser. It's just a browser.


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