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· May, 2008

Stories about Japan from May, 2008

Japan: Tokyo in 1935

Blogger mojix links to a film [ja] posted at YouTube showing Tokyo in the year 1935.

Mozambique: The rice and our independende

Elísio Macamo [pt] reacts to the Japanese pledge to help Africa double rice production within 10 years, during the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) held in Yokohama. “After...

Japan: Grumpy Jiisan on Nico Nico Douga

The latest hit at Nico Nico Douga, Japan's popular video sharing service, is a retired man from Arizona calling himself “Grumpy Jiisan” [Grumpy Old Man], who shoots videos in which...

Japan and U.S: Jurisdiction Agreement

Niphonese wrote a post on the recent exposure of a secret agreement between Japan and U.S government in 1953 that Japan should abandon jurisdiction over crimes of Japan-based US soldiers,...

Japan: NHK on Youtube

Serkan Toto from Asiajin reported that Japan’s public broadcaster NHK started putting contents online on a NHK channel on Youtube.

Japan: Mobile Web Access Restriction for Children

Serkan Toto from Asiajin blogs about the Japanese government proposed restriction on mobile web access for children.

Japan: Monster Tales

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduced 7 tales of unidentified mysterious animals in Japan.

Japan: The Secret of Mizuki Shigeru

At age 86, Mizuki Shigeru is one of the most well-known manga artists in Japan thanks to work that stretches over more than four decades, including among them some of...

Japan: Experiences at IDAHO

On the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), Japanese LGBT communities organized several events and street activities in several cities across the country. With a slogan of “Yes to sexual diversity”...

Japan: Online Sharing of Creative Work

Serkan Toto from Asiajin introduces 7 web services targeting at creative people for sharing of their creative work.

Japan and China: Softbank and Alibaba Joint Venture

Serkan Toto from Toykotronic blogs about the Softbank and Alibaba.com's joint venture in developing B2B web space in Japan.

Japan: Earthquake aid starts healing process

The largest ever dispatch of aid to China from Japan took place last week when Japanese rescue teams were dispatched to Chongqing. Thanks expressed by Chinese in bulletin boards made...

Japan: A surge of suicides

Over the past few weeks, the Japanese media have been extensively reporting suicide cases associated with the use of hydrogen sulfide gas, providing detailed description of ingredients and methods used....

Japan: Bloggers criticize Greenpeace over whale-meat theft

The reputation of Greenpeace Japan appears to have dropped a few notches this week, with news that the organization, in order to expose the theft of whale meat by crew...

Japan: Japan and the iPod

GT!Blog explores 30 years of history to answer the question: Why didn't Japan create the iPod?

Japan: Tokyo Graffiti

Lee posts some graffiti photos from Tokyo at Tokyo Times.

Japan: Views on the Sichuan Earthquake

The earthquake in China's Sichuan province, besides taking its toll on tens of thousands of Chinese citizens, has also had reverberations far away in the Japanese blogosphere, where the topic...

Japan: Menu items on DoCoMo mobile phones up for bidding

Blogger smashmedia comments [ja] on a CNET article [ja] explaining that mobile carrier DoCoMo is planning to change the ordering of certain “i-menu” items on mobile phones to reflect the...

Japan: Update on actions against Internet Censorship

Shunichi Arai at Asiajin reports on the latest moves against Internet censorship in Japan.

Japan: Yushukan Museum

Adamu blogs about his visit to a Shinto Shrine, Yasukuni Jinja, and Yushukan Museum. The Shrine is dedicated to Japan’s war dead while the museum displays the military history of...

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