Stories about Japan from October, 2005
Japundit has an article on Nandemo Kantedan, a 10-year-old TV show that, like the popular U.S. series Antiques Roadshow, values people's old junk and makes their wildest dreams come true.
“Sushi” by Sekihan A young woman ponders the display at a sushi restaurant in Tokyo.
Technology blogger Gen Kanai shares his end of a conversation with a telecoms analyst on mobile auctions.
The Asia Pages weighs in on proposals in both Japan and South Korea to prioritize English — most controversially, in South Korea, to make it the official language in certain...
Tokyo Times reports on the expanding “maid cafe” franchise, in which waitresses dressed in frilly outfits wait hand-and-foot on patrons. The police are suggesting that the business apply for an...
Yaw and Mog passed by the Yasukuni Shrine during PM Junichiro Koizumi's visit on the anniversary of the interment of fourteen war criminals there and asks what Japan gains by...
“Oko” by MC MasterChef A small grill/noodle shop in Oko, a small town near Hiroshima. Note that most of the counter space is actually a cooking surface.
Remember all those anti-Japan protests in China? asks Japundit, and cites a recent opinion poll by the Mainichi Shimbun which suggests the feeling is mutual.
Journalist Thomas Crampton sparks a debate on the difference between blogging and mainstream journalism after a month as a guest on Joi Ito's blog.