Stories about Japan from February, 2008
James from Japan Probe has a poll about the poisoned dumpling scandal between Japan and China. Most believe that they were contaminated in China.
Ampontan has a very elaborated post on debate and discussion about the registration of intangible cultural heritage at UNESCO among China, Japan and South Korea.
Peter Payne from Japundit traces the history of the first English Teacher in Japan.
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces an old propaganda animation (1934) about the future (1936) invasion of evil mickey mouse. The film is available in youtube.
James from Japan Probe traces the origin of the term “Charisma Man” which is used for describing foreign man with many girlfriends.
Feb 22 is Japanese Cat Day and Mari has a round-up with links to cat photos and paintings.
Blogger Niphonese translates views in Japanese newspapers and blogs on the recent alleged rape of a schoolgirl by a U.S. marine in Okinawa.
At the Glocom blog, there is news that the Japanese government is planning to admit refugees from Burma now staying in Thailand.
Japanese blogger and journalist Fujishiro Hiroyuki at Gatonews summarizes results [ja] from a report [ja] issued by Japan's largest on ad agency Dentsu on advertising sales in Japan over the...
Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces Edo-period monster paintings by Sawaki Suushi.
Japundit has a short photo essay discussing the potentials of indoor cultivation.
The news last week that a U.S. Marine had allegedly raped a 14-year-old schoolgirl in Okinawa sparked various degrees of condemnation from local citizens, politicians, the government and bloggers, reigniting...
Ping mag has an interview with Sumie Kawakami, who has spent two years interviewing Japanese women on issues related with sex and marriage.
Lee from Tokyo Times posts a new manga figure called hand towel hero. Apart from this hero, there are some other cute hand towel doll pictures in his post.
Blogger and social activist Sakiyama Nobuo [ja] (see earlier coverage) picks up a number of recent news stories and predicts that it may not be long before Chinese filtering policy...
Blogger shinyai [ja] (Keiwa College Associate Professor Ichinohe Shinya) writes about an upcoming bloggers study group [ja] organized by the Agile Media Network (AMN), which will take place on February...
Edward Chmura from Japundit reposts a list of U.S Military sex crime record in Okinawa since 1955.