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· February, 2006

Stories about Japan from February, 2006

Computer Crash: Food Overload

Was your umbilical cord attached to a computer when you were born? It may sound like a strange statement, but the truth is that some of us think that. Especially...

Mongolia: Japan's Chingis Khan Craze

Mongolia Matters has the latest evidence of Japan's Chingis Khan craze.

Japan, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand: Globalization Mini-Stories

Cafe Salemba has two mini-stories of globalization, both in-flight: one involving an encounter on an American on a plane who works for a Japanese company and another about Japan Airlines...

Which Is Better – A Boy or A Girl?

The news of Japan's Princess Kiko being pregnant makes the writer of The Asia Pages a little nervous. If she will have a son, “what will happen to all the...

Beyond One's League in Gay Japan

On Chinese Chic, hcpen cites a comprehensive review article of gay life in Japan from the Japan Times, and contemplates on why a Westerner “could get guys ‘way beyond his...

The Illusion of “Pan-Asian Identity”

Konrad Lawson tells a few anecdotes on a recent trip to Japan and discusses the illusion of the new pan-Asian identity movement – “a regional based ‘Asian identity’ which is...

To Show Or Not To Show In China

Various blogs discuss the banning of Memoir of A Geisha and Brokeback Mountain in China.

China, South Korea, Japan, Iran: Nuclear Concerns

Mingi Hyun explains why China's concerns over nuclear proliferation are different from the Western powers. The reason why it doesn't want Iran to have nukes is because it worries South...

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