SEATTLE, March 17, 2005 - Junglecity Network, Inc., an online media company, and seattlepi.com, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's award-winning website, announced today that, as in 2004, they will jointly produce Japanese pages about the Seattle Mariners for the 2005 season.
Under this joint production, Mariners news, Mariners Q&As and player profiles published on www.seattlepi.com are translated into Japanese and published by Junglecity Network, Inc.. To view these pages, click on the button in the upper right corner with Japanese writing at: http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/baseball/. It takes you to the Japanese version of Mariners page: http://www.junglecity.com/seattlepi/.
"Seattlepi.com has enjoyed working with Junglecity Network for several years to bring our news and sports content to an audience who reads Japanese,"said Lee Rozen, seattlepi.com general manager. "In the past 12 months, they have generated more than 800,000 pageviews for us. There was particular interest last September when Ichiro obliterated the Major League Baseball single-season hits record. Thanks to Junglecity's production of our Japanese language pages, we added more than 300,000 pageviews in that one month."
"We are honored to team up with Seattle Post-Intelligencer to produce Seattle Mariners information in Japanese," said Takumi Ono, president of Junglecity Network, Inc. "The impressive number of pageviews recorded during the 2004 season is an indicative of the high interest in Mariner information in Japanese. We will continue to help our audience stay informed."
The content on the Japanese pages is updated daily on weekdays.