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· October, 2007

Stories about Japan from October, 2007

31 October 2007

Japan: Kameda hits below the belt

(In)famous for their big mouths and bad behaviour, coupled with showy performances such as singing karaoke after their victories in the ring, the Kamedas have become the media's favourite boxing...

Japan: Life of a Homosexual Foreign Male

Japan: Chinese spectators boo Japanese team, arouse national debate

26 October 2007

Japan: Family Crests

25 October 2007

Japan: Taiwanese chorus music to the ears

A video of an auditorium in Taiwan featuring 258 Taiwanese people watching and singing along to the lyrics of Japanese anime songs became a hit in Japan earlier this week...

24 October 2007

Japan: Rape at Iwakuni

Turner at Keeping Pace in Japan comments on the alleged rape of a 19-year-old Japanese girl by four US Marines on the first night of the Sake Matsuri [Festival] in...

22 October 2007

China and Japan: Dali Lama

21 October 2007

Japan: Investigation commission to discuss welfare cutbacks

Japan: NOVA on the brink of collapse

Despite numerous statements to the contrary from an increasingly evasive management, the collapse of Japan's largest English language school operator NOVA appears imminent as bloggers have been reporting lesson cancellations,...

19 October 2007

Japan: Starving in the Land of Plenty

The recent story of a man starving to death as a result of not being able to receive welfare assistance, made famous thanks to his having documented his last days...

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