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· October, 2008

Stories about Japan from October, 2008

31 October 2008

Japan: Thoughts on Itochu trading scam

On October 10th, Itochu Corporation announced that it had paid close to one hundred billion yen in false transactions valued at nearly 100 billion yen to Mongolian suppliers for construction...

Japan: Response to Obama “Put down the Wii Remote” Ad

Japan: Spam mail from a chimpanzee

23 October 2008

Japan: The Illegal Download Explained, on 2-Channel

Over the last years, the sometimes raucous nature of the Japanese Internet has repeatedly come under fire over concerns about issues such as harmful content and copyright infringement. Now the...

22 October 2008

Japan: Outlawing Illegal Downloads

Japan: Insiders foretell Yamato Life's bankruptcy on 2-Channel

The effects of the American subprime loan crisis have arrived in Japan, and the first company fall victim to the outfall is Yamato Life Insurance Co. The Japanese mid-size insurer...

19 October 2008

Japan: Media Bias in Potato Field Eviction?

Images appearing on Japanese TV of government forces evicting crying nursery school children from potato fields in Osaka, part of plans to extend a highway (the Second Keihan Highway) between...

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