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· June, 2008

Stories about Japan from June, 2008

23 June 2008

Japan: Politics

19 June 2008

Japan: Minimum Wage

17 June 2008

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...

16 June 2008

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...

14 June 2008

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...

10 June 2008

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...

8 June 2008

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...

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