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· July, 2005

Stories about Japan from July, 2005

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere – The Anti-Korea Wave

  29 July 2005

The ever-useful “Ninki Blog Ranking” lists the most-viewed Japanese blogs in a number of different categories. There are blogs for mothers who wish to help their children study more effectively, blogs devoted to tracking the movements of celebrities, and blogs that discuss the best way to diet. And, like any...

Flickr Pick from Japan

28 July 2005

“Kimono” by Scott Parish Photographers! We monitor a large number of Flickr feeds every day, looking for photographs that would make good Flickr Picks for Global Voices. If you have a picture that you think would make a good Pick for us and you'd like to make sure we see...

Flickr Pick from Japan

27 July 2005

Photograph by Mike Connolly Photographers! We monitor a large number of Flickr feeds every day, looking for photographs that would make good Flickr Picks for Global Voices. If you have a picture that you think would make a good Pick for us and you'd like to make sure we see...

Japan: Atom and Anne

21 July 2005

Tokyo Times brings us news of a manga version of the Diary of Anne Frank.

Japan: Skypecast from the sky

21 July 2005

Taking advantage of Lufthansa's in-flight internet service, Joi Ito has just recorded and posted the world's first in-flight Skypecast.

Japan: Who is that masked man?

19 July 2005

Japanpundit brings us the tale of a professional wrestler-turned-politician who is accused of using public funds to travel to a wrestling match. The wrestler/politician–who refuses to take his mask off during legislative sessions–denies the charges.

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

  18 July 2005

Ra, a third-generation Korean resident in Japan, who “has a Japanese name, has the same color of skin, the same way of speaking, and watches the same television” as the Japanese, and even so, is still considered a “foreigner in his home country”, is looking for help translating his popular...

Pacific Rim and East Asia Friday Blog Roundup

  8 July 2005

Jinja, who writes the Cambodian blog Webbed Feet, Web log notes the irony that his former boss had only recently left Siem Reap, where the international school had a hostage crisis last month, to go to London. More importantly, though, he looks at the disquieting congruity of ‘good times’ and...

Pacific Rim and East Asia Thursday Blog Roundup

  7 July 2005

Bloggers.sg, Singapore's upcoming blog conference, gets a short write-up in the Straits Times, reports Mr.Brown. Japanpundit reports that, for the first time, an iced green tea beverage will probably beat out Coca-Cola for the number two spot in Japan's soft-drink wars. The number one spot is held by a brand...

Pacific Rim/East Asia Daily Blog Roundup

  6 July 2005

Tomorrow.sg announces that Bloggers.sg, the upcoming Singaporean Blogger Conference, has a new venue, as the old one was too small. They also posted an updated conference schedule for the July 16th event. Also in Singapore, Mr.Brown deconstructs the MRT's fare hike adjustment poster. Mongolian-North Korean detente? New Mongols points to...

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