· July, 2006

Stories about Japan from July, 2006

Global Food Blog Report #25

  25 July 2006

#1: From Malaysia, Tham Jiak on Tastes of YesterLife: If one's life can be determine by food preferences, I believe that I might be an Indian in my past life. As much as I love Chinese cuisines, I am strangely drawn towards Indian food, my five senses transfix on the...

Korea: physical education

  20 July 2006

Frog in a well traces the history of physcial education in Korea: “the school physical culture was militarized from the late 1930s onward“. The blogger introduces a scholarly paper “The Militarization of the Physical Education and the Forced Healthiness”, which relates the military culture at school with the colonial and...

Japan: troop returned from Iraq

  20 July 2006

Japanese troop returned from Iraq. Adamu in Mutantfrog says that Japan should just admit it didn’t accomplish anything in Iraq.

Japan: teacher's genitals

  20 July 2006

JP in Japundit reports that a teacher at a public junior high school in Hokkaido was suspended for sending a photograph of his genitals to a male student using his cell phone.

Japan and South Korea: people's tie

  20 July 2006

In the political spectrum, Japan and South Korea are in conflict; however, Ampontan in Japundit points out that there are much cooperations and friendship among the Japanese and Korean.

Hong Kong: Consumption tax

  19 July 2006

The Hong Kong government plans to introduce consumption tax in Hong Kong. Ben Ng goes through the Japan experience in consumption tax and raises his voice against this tax item, calling it “candy poison”.

Hong Kong: patriotic education

  16 July 2006

The Voyager discusses a news headline in a Hong Kong newspapers: Cutter Youth: No Regrets For Anti-Japanese / Nine Intimidation Letters; Fanatically Patriotic Heart. The news is about a youth threatened Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Shinzo Abe with death if he visited the Yasukuni Shrine. The writer then comments that...

South Korea: citizen journalism

  16 July 2006

Ohmynews’ international citizen reporters’ reports on Ohmynews conference July 12-14. Gregory Daigle reports on Citizen Participation and Technology; Alexander Krabbe writes on Where Do You Head, Citizen Journalism?; Ronda Hauben on Exporting citizen journalism; David Michael Weber reports on Ohmynews Japan ready to launch; Roberto Spiezio on Bridging the digial...

Japan: Obon

  13 July 2006

Marie Mockett writes Japundit about Obon festivial in Japan, it is a Buddhist holiday for memorizing the dead.

Japan: expressing love

  9 July 2006

Lee in Tokyo times blogs about a gang of Japanese middle age men organized themselves to express their love towards their wife. The organizer explains: “overseas, Japan tends to be seen as a chauvinistic country. We want to improve the image of Japanese men overall by carrying out public displays...

Global Food Blog Report #24

  9 July 2006

#1: From Thailand, B'Tonian in Siam : Thai Food & the Market I’ve heard so many people say they love Thai food, but few can name more than a handful of Thai dishes. In actuality, there are thousands of Thai dishes and most Thais eat hundreds of different dishes yearly....

East Asia: North Korean missile

  6 July 2006

North Korea missile test causes a number of reactions from the East Asia blogsphere. China Confidential discusses about China's moderator role in the issue: “Beijing either failed to persuade Pyongyang not to launch the missiles or fooled Washington and Tokyo into thinking it was trying.” Sun Bin discusses about other...

Japan: Geisha performances

  4 July 2006

David Weber from Japundit blogs about the Kamogawa Odori which is a geisha dance performance presented in the late spring in the Pontocho district of Kyoto (with many photos).

Japan and Hong Kong: Free use logo

  4 July 2006

Ben Ng blogs about the free use practice and logo in Japan and hope that Hong Kong can take the experience from Japan to balance between intellectual property rights and sharing of knowledges (zh).