simplesimon - 5:43 pm on Jun 1, 2008 (gmt 0) [edited by: simplesimon at 5:56 pm (utc) on June 1, 2008]
Even the free online bandwidth tests will show me a much higher transfer rate for hosts inside Japan than those located in Asia or elsewhere.
Can you suggest a testing methodology? My client is non-technical and would feel more comfortable knowing that a human being in Japan viewed the site fine, than with me giving him ping or traceroute numbers.
If you're doing video targeted at the Japanese audience then local hosting should be your first consideration.
Can you recommend any Japanese hosts that you have had good experience with? Support in english is a consideration, since I don't speak or read Japanese.
[edited by: simplesimon at 5:56 pm (utc) on June 1, 2008]