JANJAN, short for Japan Alternative News for Justices and New Cultures, is a Japaneseonline newspaper started by Ken Takeuchi, journalist and former mayor of Kamakura, Kanagawa. Launched in February 2003, the newspaper is credited for pioneering citizen journalism in Japan. After registration, anyone is free to post comments on the JANJAN website. However there are different windows for registering depending on the nationality or ethnicity of the potential poster (i.e. a different one for "Foreigners, 外国の方"and Japanese).