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· April, 2008

Stories about Japan from April, 2008

Japan and China: Nationalistic Language Learning

Japan: Nagano red for Olympic torch relay

The Japanese leg of the Olympic torch relay came to an end on Saturday without serious incident, but many Japanese bloggers who attended the event were left with lasting --...

Japan: Olympic Torch Protest in Nagano

Japan: Japan Today supports Scientology

Japan: Yomiuri article on Japanese chemical weapons buried in Chinese land

Japan: Folding Arts

Japan: Public Intellectuals

Japan: Suicide Phenomenon

Japan: Twitter in Japanese, with ads

Japan: Where has all the butter gone?

Where is the butter? — cry Japanese consumers who have been hunting everywhere for the dairy product. The drastic reduction in raw milk production, complicated by hikes in the price...

Japan: Love and Hate Story of the Mascot Character, “Sento-kun”

Creepy?! Ugly?! Sacrilegious?! Not many people are happy about the mascot character for the Commemorative Events of the 1300th Anniversary of the Nara-Heijyoko Capital to be held in 2010. The...

Japan: Comfort Women Video Calls Attention to a Still Unresolved Issue.

More than 60 years have passed since the World War II, but women who claim to have been abducted under Japanese Military's orders to serve as sexual slaves on military...

Japan: Shadow Pictures

Japan: Food Shortage

Japan: Food Crisis added to G8 Agenda

Japan: About40, and what next?

Changing times in Japan are opening the door for a new style of television. "About40", aired for the first time on April 11th, has done something novel for a Japanese...

Japan: Why can't I be an anarchist?

Japan: Mona Lisa Mutants

Japan: Thoughts on the Tachikawa flier case

Japan: Footage of Tibet and East Turkestan

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