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· July, 2013

Stories about Ideas from July, 2013

African Fabric Kimono Belt Supports Mothers in Earthquake Disaster Area

  25 July 2013

A group of Japanese mothers in Sendai city is producing special kimono belts with fairly-traded African fabrics. Yumi Nakano, who organizes the fundraising [ja] by requesting a donation in exchange for the belts, hopes to encourage more people to enjoy the traditional Japanese kimono and help support the mothers of the...

App Tracks Argentina's Congress Voting Records

  23 July 2013

An app called “Década votada” (A decade in votes) [es] aims to help citizens understand “Argentina’s National Congress elections and the degree of each candidate’s allegiance to their party at the moment of voting,” as Knight International fellow Mariano Blejman writes in Source. Mariano, who specializes in data-driven journalism, interviewed...

Peru: From Prison, With All Our Heart

  17 July 2013

Every year, the Foundation Against Cancer of Peru [es] carries out a fundraising campaign called “Ponle corazón” [Put your heart in it] for children with cancer. Affected because in the last three years the collection has been unable to reach its planned goal, the inmates of Miguel Castro Castro penitentiary...

Punish the Unmarried in China?

  15 July 2013

Starting from July 1, 2013 China put into effect a new filial piety law, requiring grown children to visit their parents “frequently”. In reaction to the law, an elderly suggested to punish the unmarried one: My kids shouldn't be treated as a violator of any law if they don’t visit...

Peru: The Mysterious Bag

  11 July 2013

Peruvian blogger Cyrano from Columna 17 [es] shares a curious incident he experienced some days ago, when a salesman knocked on his door and offered him [es] a set of five different-sized tupperware for 10 soles (about four dollars) and a bag of any size from a well-known local supermarket:

Korean Culture to Blame in Asiana Crash?

  10 July 2013

As more details are coming out about the Asiana Airlines plane crash which claimed two lives and injured 181 passengers, Malcolm Gladwell's bestseller ‘Outliers’ has been widely quoted in articles and online venues. The book points Korea's hierarchical culture as the main contributing factor of the 1997 Korean Airlines Plane Crash at Guam airport. The Marmots Hole...

Crowdsourcing Student Ideas via Facebook

  10 July 2013

Narendra Modi, the Chief Minister of Indian State of Gujarat is crowdsourcing opinions from students. He posted on his Facebook page an appeal to students and youngsters from across the Country to share their opinion on what they think went wrong in the Nation that a “Trust Deficit” has been...

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