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· October, 2007

Stories about Japan from 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

Japan: Fingerprinting to Prevent al-Qaida's Friend of Friend

Japan: Design Week 2007

Japan: Halloween Train vs. Netizen Rage

China and Japan: Clash over Diaoyu / Senkaku Islands

China and Japan: Japanese AV in Rural China

Japan: Racial profiling in the U.S. and Japan

Japan: Family Crests

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...

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...

Japan: Peace as a Global Language Conference

Japan: Veggie Characters

China and Japan: Dali Lama

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,...

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...

Japan: Employers to start reporting non-Japanese employees

Japan: Language and Culture

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