Stories about Japan from August, 2006
Lee in Tokyo Times shows the statistic of sex life in Asia countries and reconfirms the social phenomena of sexless marriage in Japan.
Ohmynews Japan was launched yesterday with 1,000 citizen reporters in position. Korean Ohmynews Citizen reporter, Ronda Hauben, has a follow up report today, stressing the “‘political and ideological neutrality” of Japanese Ohmynews.
Registan.net and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
An englishman in Osaka shows a few pictures of kids park there. It seems there is no way that kids can find any fun there.
Lee in Tokyo times blogs about the competition between two towns, Kawamata and Hidakagawa, in producing over-sized snack. Kawamata residents recently produced a record breaking 12 metres 27 cm grilled chicken meat.
Lee from Tokyo Times introduces another web diary turned novel in Japan. This time the story is about lesbian longing from Harukarin Blog.
Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.
Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.
According to a research report released recently by Pew Internet, most webloggers don't consider themselves doing journalism. In most cases they are not up to what a journalist does. In Cambodian blogosphere, there exists a series of interviews done by digital citizens playing the role of citizen's media. Chan Bopha,...
Hisane Masaki from Ohmynews reports that recently Japan enacted a new law obliging the nation to actively promote the preservation of valuable foreign cultural assets. “Under the new law, Japan is expected to step up official development assistance (ODA) to help countries preserve and restore their cultural heritages, especially through...
Richard in the Peking Duck introduces a new Japanese movie “the Ants” which explores the topic of WWII war crime with merciless honesty.
Matts in Occidentalism disagrees that Yasukuni Shrine had violated freedom of press in rejecting Asahi Shimbun's reporters entry to its compound claiming that the newspapers had violated its privacy in their previous report.
Robert Koehler in Marmot's hole writes on the implication of Japan's president Koizumi Junichiro visit to the Yasukuni Shrine on Korea politics and history.
Darin in Occidentalism introduces a most controversal and bestselling conservative author and manga artist, Kobayashi Yoshinori.
Adamu in Multantforg tells the readers that Yasukuni Shrine, Japan’s controversial unofficial war memorial, is having financial trouble.
JP in Japundit shows some pictures of rocks on the torii: a custom in making wishes by tossing rocks.
JP in Japundit hightlights a report claiming that a majority of Japanese workers are suffering from “high anxiety” and “mental illness” resulted from western business practice.
August 6 is the 61'st anniversary of the atomic bomb released on Hiroshima. Far East cynic reveiws the mainstream stream news report: “in the last 3 years I have been watching this, they always have coverage of Americans…either in America or visiting Hiroshima… these TV shows are always looking to...
Lee in Tokyo Times blogs about smoking restriction signs in Japan.
Robert Koehler in Marmot's Hole discusses about the drop in South Korea film export. It is related with a drastic drop in film exports to Japan.