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· August, 2005

Stories about Japan from August, 2005

Japan: Geisha goof

Japundit says the movie version of Arthur Golden’s Memoirs of a Geisha, scheduled for Christmas release, is a goof. Apparently, the American producers had cast Chinese actresses in the roles...

Inside The Japanese Blogosphere

Blogging in Iraq Japanese photojournalist Hiroshi Okamoto, who travelled to Iraq on assignment in 2004 and spent one month in Samawa, has produced a food blog of his experiences. Although...

Brazil, Japan: Samba!

Though held in Tokyo, Japan, Japundit tells us Samba dancers from Brazil were invited to the capitol city for the 25th annual Asakusa Samba Carnival parade.

Japan: Labour pains

Japan is not a place where fathers are readily allowed to attend the birth of their children. In fact, recounts Cottontimer, it is against many hospitals’ policies to allow husbands...

Cambodia: More condoms

While Japan is facing a dwindling population, Cambodia needs to increase condom production to protect its sexually active population. Cheang Sokha of Cambodian Morning blog reports that twenty million condoms...

Japan: Tokyo Noon

Japan's parliamentary election campaign is underway. Japundit says ex-PM Junichiro Koizumi is coming out swinging.

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere

Japanese bloggers were able to offer almost realtime accounts of the recent earthquake in northern Japan. Says one Japanese blogger: The fridge door swung open, the goldfish bowl fell off...

Korea: Made in China

How do North and South Korea commemorate their liberation from Japanese rule 60 years ago, and the 5-year-old joint North-South declaration? Joint-produce a line of wristwatches – manufactured in North...

Asia: Daily linklets 12th August

Simon World, back from vacation, has resumed his valuable roundups of East Asian blogs and stories.

Flickr Pick From Japan

“Nishiki Ichiba(Kyoto) #3″ by osanpo

Inside the Japanese Blogosphere

Japanese bloggers were able to offer almost realtime accounts of the recent earthquake in northern Japan. Says one Japanese blogger: The fridge door swung upon, the goldfish bowl fell off...

Japan: Postal reform, part two

Japundit follows up yesterday's post about postal reform in Japan with a look at some of the obstacles that stand in reform's way.

Japan: Postal reform, part one

Japundit has an excellent post on postal privatization in Japan, why it's so controversial, and what's really at stake.

Japan: Anti-Korean comic book No. 1 bestseller in Japan

The Marmot's Hole reports that an anti-Korean comic book is the #1 bestseller at Amazon Japan.

About our Japan coverage

Nevin Thompson is our Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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