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· December, 2007

Stories about Japan from December, 2007

30 December 2007

Japan: Web visionary Umeda Mochio

While famous in Japan as a web visionary, Silicon Valley resident Umeda Mochio, president of Muse Associates, co-founder of Pacifica Fund and board member of the Japanese bookmarking and diary...

27 December 2007

Japan: Three easy steps to a regulated Internet

Japan: Learning from the failure of Second Life

Second Life in Japan is virtually dead. While three-dimensional environments such as "meet me" and Hatena World have seen their popularity rise, the most famous virtual environment in the world...

Japan: 2007 Politics

Japan: Christmas Cards

Japan: Top Ten News

23 December 2007

Japan: Economics of the “Illegal” Download

Following on recent moves by the government to regulate the Internet, plans for regulation in other areas of online communication have been moving ahead apace in Japan. Among these is...

20 December 2007

Japan: The Mixi Social Network

Japan: UFOs Do Exist

Japan: The battle of HCV victims

Stories about tainted blood products are nothing new in Japan. In the 1980s, patients with hemophilia contracted HIV from tainted blood products, the result negligence on the part of the...

16 December 2007

Myanmar: Getting Harder for Japanese to Visit

Japan: Final Report on Internet Regulation

The idea that a country boasting one of the world's most active net cultures would attempt to regulate online content within its borders may appear to some as infeasible. But...

15 December 2007

Bahrain: A tenfold increase in population?!

This time the roundup from Bahrain covers three weeks. We have frustration on every front, unfortunately: frustration with being surrounded by apathy and ignorance, with being a teenager, and with...

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