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International Award For Our Japanese Partners
Published on December 10, 2004 By koop In WinCustomize News

Samurai Works is Stardock's partner, serving Japanese market. They have just informed us that Vector, the most popular and prestigious download site in Japan, has named WindowBlinds the Best Amusement product in 2004 - Winter.

Quoting from the translated version of the article:
"Under revolutionary concept "customizing desktop", the product has become very popular and gained 8 million customers all over the world. Everybody loves its easiness to decorate desktop with hundreds of skins. The product received overwhelming number of votes for this award."

Samurai Works provides a Japanese localized version of WindowBlinds and plans to add localized versions of Object Dock, SkinStudio and DesktopX in the near future. Please feel free to visit their Japanese version of WinCustomize at

on Dec 10, 2004
I hope it brings more Japanese artwork here for us to enjoy.
on Dec 10, 2004
merry christmas and a happy new year.Good job and thanks for everything.Keep up the good work
on Dec 10, 2004
on Dec 11, 2004
That's great news to hear

And like PixelPirate says, let's hope that the popularity in Japan brings the rise of some new talented designers as skinners
on Dec 11, 2004
Oh, I got an e-mail of them asking to port some of my dx themes, I thought that was a fake...
on Dec 11, 2004
Congrats Stardock! It's a great program I'm glad the Japanese like it.
on Dec 13, 2004
Original Japanese article is over here: Link

(Damnit, where did my Japanese fonts go?)