Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

· August, 2008

Stories about Japan from August, 2008

Japan: Paper Art

Japan: Ministry study on biological roots of withdrawal and rage

Starting next year, a team of researchers recruited by the Japanese Ministry of Education will commit themselves to studying the connection between brain structure and sociability. Their aim will be...

Japan: Virtual Temple

Japan: Animal Garbage Bag

Japan: Pet Culture

Japan: Food Safety

Japan: Shopping for Funny Items

Japan and Thailand: Children of the Dark

Roy Berman from Multant frog elaborated his comments on a newly released film “Children of the Dark” which is about how children in Thailand are exploited by developed countries.

Japan: Ikeda on Everything is Miscellaneous

Japan and China: Angry ‘Olympic Ojisan’ leaves Beijing

Japan: Bathhouse Culture

Japan: Intangible Cultural Heritage

Japan: Yasukuni Shrine on August 15th

Japan: To Japanese women, WaiWai was sexual harassment

Since it exploded on the Japanese Internet less than two months ago, the scandal at Mainichi surrounding the newspaper's former English-language column “WaiWai” has taken on epic proportions. While much...

Japan: Foreign Population

Japan: Gaijin Stereotype Debate

Japan: Soft Machines

Japan: Rural City

Japan: Debate over Google Street View continues

Less than two weeks after Google rolled out Street View in Japan, debate continues in the blogs over whether the new service is an appropriate match for Japanese culture and...

Japan: Rumors of idol photo in Olympics press kit

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site