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· June, 2008

Stories about Japan from June, 2008

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetic Port of Spain

Japan: Politics

Japan and China: East Sea Deal

Japan: Greenpeace Members Arrested

Japan: Minimum Wage

Japan: Iwate-Miyagi Inland Earthquake

On June 14, an inland earthquake reaching M7.2 on the Richter scale struck the Tohoku region of Japan. In Iwate and Miyagi, the hardest hit prefectures, 10 have been confirmed...

Japan: Slimming Down Policy

Japan: Reflections on the Akiba Massacre (Part 2)

The massacre on June 8th in Tokyo's Akihabara district sparked heated debates in Japanese blogs about the limits of citizen media. Two Ustream users who were on at the scene...

Japan: Reflections on the Akiba Massacre (Part 1)

When all the dust had settled and the knife rampage in Tokyo's Akihabara district last Sunday, which took the lives of seven people and left 17 injured, had come to...

Japan: Toyota's Kanban System, Applied to Humans

Japan: Hair Pin Art

Japan: Work Culture

Japan: The problems facing Japan's IT industry

An article in the New York Times a few weeks ago, describing a chronic shortage of engineers in Japan, received support from many Japanese bloggers. The article explains that young...

Kuwait: Japanese Bug Fights

Japan: Kite Festival

Japan: Bloggers on Akihabara knife rampage

A knife attack in Tokyo's Akihabara area has taken the lives of at least seven people and left many more injured. The suspect apparently crashed a two-ton rented truck into...

Japan: Popularity of Q&A services

Results of a survey by NetRatings Japan, Inc. released on May 23rd and posted at japan.internet.com revealed some surprising trends among Japanese Internet users. One of the interesting findings was...

Japan: Death Art

Japan: Photograph Memorial Service and Festival

Japan: Haunting Beauty

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