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· August, 2006

Stories about Japan from August, 2006

Japan: sexless marriage

Lee in Tokyo Times shows the statistic of sex life in Asia countries and reconfirms the social phenomena of sexless marriage in Japan.

Japan and South Korea: Ohmynews

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...

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Japan Visit and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Japan: kids park in Osaka

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.

Japan: 12 metre grilled chicken

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...

Japan: web diary turned novel

Lee from Tokyo Times introduces another web diary turned novel in Japan. This time the story is about lesbian longing from Harukarin Blog.

South Korea: protest photos

Darin in Occidentalism posts several protest photos from South Korea, probably in response to Koizumi’s most recent Yasukuni visit.

Japan and South Korea: territorial debate

Gerry-Bevers in occidentalism writes a detailed historical analysis on a video that claims that Dokdo (Liancourt Rocks) was historically Korean territory.

Cambodia: New Story Tellers on the Internet

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...

Japan: preservation of foreign culture

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...

China and Japan: the Ants

Richard in the Peking Duck introduces a new Japanese movie “the Ants” which explores the topic of WWII war crime with merciless honesty.

Japan: freedom of speech or privacy

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...

South Korea: Yasukuni Shrine

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.

Japan: Kobayashi Yoshinori

Darin in Occidentalism introduces a most controversal and bestselling conservative author and manga artist, Kobayashi Yoshinori.

Japan: Yasukuni Shrine

Adamu in Multantforg tells the readers that Yasukuni Shrine, Japan’s controversial unofficial war memorial, is having financial trouble.

Japan: rock on the torii

JP in Japundit shows some pictures of rocks on the torii: a custom in making wishes by tossing rocks.

Japan: western business practice

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.

Japan: 61'st anniversary of the atomic bomb

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...

Japan: no smoking

Lee in Tokyo Times blogs about smoking restriction signs in Japan.

South Korea: Korea Wave bubble burst?

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.

About our Japan coverage

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