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· October, 2006

Stories about Japan from October, 2006

Japan: confession service

Lee at Tokyo Times introduces a confession service in Japan. Most of the clients are men in 30s who want to express their love but are afraid of being rejected.

Japan: sex's trade

“It is expected that in 2007 the sex industry in Japan will surpass the car manufacturing industry in terms of gross capital net gains”, reported by Alexpappas in Japundit.

Japan: American celebrity in Japan

Marie Mockett poses a question in Japundit: Is it true that every American celebrity can find instant success (in Japan)?

Japan: war crime confession

Alexpappas in Japundit blogs about the confession of a 84 years old former Japanese military medic's confession of human torturing during the WWII.

Japan: allow Japanese nukes

Mutantfrog comments on the idea and argument on Washington Post that the US needs to allow Japan to arm themselves with nuclear weapons to protect against North Korea: I’m frankly...

Japan: first lady

Kaishin in Japundit blogs about the public opinions towards the new Japan first lady, Akie Abe.

Central Asia: History of Japanese Relations

Leila writes about the long and accidential history of ties between Japan and Central Asia.

China and Japan: Netizen

Jacky peng in Little bridge blogs about the difference between Chinese and Japanese net users on BBS.

Japan: Samurai village on sale

Kaishin in Japundit reports that a samurai theme park is on sale now, and the price is roughly: USD$8,200,000.

Japan: savings

One in four households in Japan have no savings, alexpappas blogs about a survey result.

Northeast Asia: Nuclear test

Sun bin blogs the google map on the North Korea Nuclear test and summarizes the test information. In South Korea, there were much discussions in the blogsphere (although I can...

Japan: mid autumn festival

Ryoko in Pingmag shows us how Japanese celebrate their mid autumn festival. David Weber in Japundi also shows us some Japanese style artistic lanterns.

China: Media literacy, meetings, Macau, memories and mooncakes

Do Chinese police see bloggers as some sort of criminal element? Blogging undisturbed nearly requires a mastermind these days, and it's getting worse. Liu Di (刘荻), aka Stainless Steel Mouse,...

China and Japan: cartoon warfare

As a celebration of National Day, the CCTV in China is now showing a 36 episodes 3-D Cartoon “Devil soldiers in Mao-er Mountain” (帽兒山的鬼子兵)in October. The cartoon was produced by...

Japan: outlook service

Want to look tidy and sharp? There is a new service in Japan that can help – JP in Japundit has the report.

Japan: Napster

JP in Japundit reports that Napster has formed a joint venture with Tower Records Japan to launch an online song distribution site in Japan. Members will be allowed to listen...

Japan: no girl allowed

JP in Japundit reports that the new Abe Cabinet announces that the Japanese Imperial law needs to be revised in order to “ensure a stable male-line succession of emperors.” Although...

Japan: English education

Debito reports that the new Japanese Cabinet opposes primary school English education. The new education minister Ibuki believes that Japanese language ability is going down and they should work on...

Japan: Madonna's tokyo trip

David Weber blogs about Madonna's concert in Tokyo in Japundit.

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