Morihiro Ogasahara

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The present study explores how online communities affect real-world personal relations based on a cross-cultural survey conducted in Japan and Korea. Findings indicate that the gratifications of online communities moderate the effects of online communities on social participation. Online communities are categorized into a real-group-based community and a(More)
“Anshin” is an emotion in Japanese that is difficult to translate because it is vague, varies from person to person, and is subjective. It means something like “a feeling of contentment”. The demand for Internet use with “Anshin” is high. We believe that the emotion and the demand could be universal. To study “Anshin,” we conducted group interviews as our(More)
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