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· July, 2006

Stories about Japan from July, 2006

East Asia: Americanization of legal education

Curzon in Coming Anarchy blogs about the trend in Americanization of East Asian legal education in Japn and South Korea.

Global Food Blog Report #25

#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....

Korea: physical education

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...

Japan: troop returned from Iraq

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

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...

Japan and South Korea: people's tie

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

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,...

Japan and South Korea: territory debate

Gerry-Bevers invites open discussion concerning the Japan-South Korea territory debate surrounding “Dokdo/Takeshima” (an island between two countries) in Occidentalism.

Japan: Japan football

Ampontan from Japundit blogs about ancient Japanese football game called “kemari”.

Hong Kong: patriotic education

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...

South Korea: citizen journalism

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...

Japan: Obon

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

Singapore: Cosplay festival

Tedfox has pictures from the latest Cosplay (or Costume Play) festival in Singapore.

Japan: expressing love

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...

Global Food Blog Report #24

#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...

East Asia: North Korean missile

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...

Japan: Geisha performances

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

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...

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