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· January, 2006

Stories about Japan from January, 2006

Japan: Jellyfish vs. Whale

Mutant Frog Travelogue suggests that rather than hunt whales, Japan ought to focus on snaring jellyfish which have been multiplying in its waters.

Japan, Korea: Grateful Colonies

Oranckay rebuts an article in the Japan Times that argues, among other things, that Japanese colonial rule benefited Korea. “It’s one thing to know that mentioning “Japan’s contribution to Korea’s...

Japan, Taiwan: Cute Culture

An article about Japan's cultural obsession with cute things leads the leaky pen to write on Taiwan's own version of “cute culture.”

Japan: Locked Out

Mutant Frog Travelogue fumes at being blocked from accessing content from the Japanese download sites: “Listen up, Japan: I would gladly PAY for a lot of this stuff! PAY! MONEY!...

Japan: Winter Wonderland

Over the weekend, Tokyo was blanketed with the heaviest snow in five years. Antipixel and Japundit have pictures.

China, Japan, Korea: The Uses of Anti-Japan Sentiment

Two contributors at Japundit hold a frank conversation about why China and sometimes South Korea find anti-Japanese sentiment so useful: “It allows people to indulge their emotions…It has nothing to...

The Moveable Feast: Eat the World in Ten Blogs

#1Have you ever wondered how the soldiers in Iraq spent the holiday season?  This is the day when you will get the scoop, first hand by Chairbone Stranger, an American...

Japan: Why I Photo Blog

The man behind JapanWindow.com, a Japan photo blog, explains why he (photo) blogs.

Japan, Southeast Asia: Old Notes

Mutant Frog Travelogue directs us to images of banknotes used during the World War II Japanese occupation of Southeast Asia.

China, Korea, Japan: Bad Start

The Asia Pages observes that 2006 is starting off poorly for China-South Korea-Japan relations.

Trinidad and Tobago: Paper carnival

Richard Bolai posts photos of the results of Trinidadian Carnival artist Marlon Griffith's work at the Mino Paper Village Artist Residency in Japan. Griffith created carnival costumes and other objects...

Cooking up the World!

How many people that are lactose-intolerant do you know? Well, I have good news for them: “Raw Milk”. Verdant San Francisco tells us his story about how he became vegan...

Japan: Failure of Xbox 360

4 color rebellion, a gamer blog, reacts to articles blaming Japanese for the poor reception of the Xbox360 at its recent launch. His post starts a long discussion about anti-Americanism,...

Japan: History Lessons

The Japan History Blog reflects on a revealing exercise by a history teacher in Fukuoka: the teacher passed out mock draft cards and asked students to mark whether or not...

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