Google Japan Search Bookmarklet

I’ve put up one of these before, but this time I edited it so that by default it only searches Japanese pages. This should be the extra little environmental nudge you need to get more Japanese into your web life.

| Google Japan Search Bookmarklet

Source Code:
javascript:(function(){var w=window,d=w.document,s="";;if(d.selection){s=d.selection.createRange().text}else if (d.getSelection){s=d.getSelection()}else if(w.getSelection){s=window.getSelection()} (""+encodeURIComponent(s) +"&hl=ja&prmd=ivns&source=lnt&tbs=lr:lang_1ja&lr=lang_ja","_blank")})()

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  3 comments for “Google Japan Search Bookmarklet

  1. Jorge
    April 24, 2012 at 04:12


  2. Kimchi
    August 14, 2012 at 11:23

    And where does one copy paste that code for it to do the job it was made for?

    • December 9, 2012 at 18:57

      Here’s how this works in Google Chrome:

      Click and drag the link onto the bookmarks bar.(Only the link is dragged. Do not select it first.)
      Select text (probably Japanese) on a web page.
      Click on the new bookmark.
      You get a search results page based on that term.

      The code takes the selected text, turns it into a search query, and sends you to Google for the results, filtered so that it’s only in Japanese.

      I’m guessing something similar works in other browsers… I hope that works out for you.

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