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· July, 2007

Stories about Japan from July, 2007

Japan: A Historic Election Defeat

The overwhelming defeat of the Liberal Democratic Party in Japan's upper house elections on Sunday, historic in its scale, brought about a drastic shift in the Japanese political landscape and...

Japan: Protester nearly killed at Henoko Bay

An activist protesting environmental surveys currently being conducted in Henoko Bay (Okinawa) in preparation for the construction of a new military base was reportedly nearly killed when government-contracted divers attacked...

Japan: Sanja Matsuri suspension

Japan: Smoke, Fire, and Fault Lines

Japan: Finger Vein Money

Japan: Memories of Internment in the USSR

Japan: Ground Zero at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa

On July 16, shaken by a massive earthquake originating in a fault line that apparently runs directly underneath it, one of the power generators of the world's largest nuclear power...

Japan: Face recognition system

“Welcome to Japan”? Kurdish refugee family leaves for Canada

Few people, including Japanese themselves, are aware of the dismal record of Japan's treatment of refugees, particularly its treatment of Kurdish refugees. After struggling for many years to make a...

India: In Japan

Miles To Go… on being in Japan, and reflecting on traffic, clothes, culture and more.

Japan: Typhoons, earthquakes and missiles

Japan: A Week of Typhoons, Earthquakes, and Nuke Leaks

The past week has been rough for Japan. Just as a torrential typhoon finished ripping through Okinawa and Kyushu, massive earthquakes hit Niigata and nearby regions, among other things setting...

Japan: Asia-Pacific Internet Usage

South Korea: nationalist photoshopping

Japan: Nanotech fragrant Pencil

Japan: Ramen Bath

Japan: We Can't Trust The Testimony Of Black People

Japan: The psychology of right-wing nationalist intellectuals

Japan: A Social Media “Explosion”

A seminar entitled "Explosive Social Media" held at the Jiji Press Hall in Tokyo last Tuesday brought together people from various sectors of the business world interested in finding out...

Japan: Robot receptionists

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