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· October, 2008

Stories about Japan from 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

Japan: Why is Halloween not popular in Japan?

Japan: Marriage with anime characters

Japan: Refunds from Saizeriya

Japan: 10 rules for debating, from students in Finland

Japan: Expression of surprise

Japan: Net users versus mainstream media on Governor Hashimoto

Japan: Hospital system in crisis, but how can it be fixed?

Japan: Arrested in Shibuya just for walking?

Japan: Meeting Tatsuhiko Takimoto

Japan: You call that “art”?

Japan: Top 100 Hot Entries on Hatena Bookmarks

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...

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...

Japan: Subsidy for companies hiring longtime freeters

Japan: Why are American researchers so productive?

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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