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· May, 2007

Stories about Japan from May, 2007

Estonia: The Emperor's Menu

Japan: “Thought Check” Screening for Citizen Judges

While news in Japan this week has been understandably fixated on the sensational suicide of Agriculture Minister Matsuoka Toshikatsu, another story revealed in a blog entry by Diet member Hosaka...

Japan: Miss Universe

Japan: More on the suicide of Matsuoka Toshikatsu

Japan: Agriculture Minister commits suicide

Japan: Love Hotels Find a Way

Lotto Fever strikes BIG in Japan

People across Japan turned out in large numbers last week to line up and get their hands on tickets for “BIG”, a variation on the soccer lottery “toto” operated by...

Japan: Cat shooting game

Japan: Spring swallows

Japan: Listen to the voices of the Tokyo fire bombing victims

Japan: B-guy

Japan: Japan Brand

Japan: The Hair Police

Japan: Thoughts on the (English-language) Blog Scene

Japan: Marriage and “Casual Infidelity”

Japan: Bridging the Generation Gap

What with all the news last week of beheadings, shoot-outs and baby dumping — and subsequent soul-searching on the part of Japanese bloggers, at a loss for what to make...

Japan: Ice Aquarium

Japan: Background to Constitutional Revision

Japan: Mail from Henoko

Which father is my real father?: Japan's 300-day rule

In early May, the Japanese government announced that it will take a special measure to recognise children born within 300 days of their mother's divorce, given that the mothers became...

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