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· November, 2008

Stories about Japan from November, 2008

30 November 2008

Japan: Mainichi's Wikipedia Slip-up

Ignoring the fact that Wikipedia timestamps are in GMT and not JST (Japan Standard Time), on the 18th of November the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun published an article entitled, “Attack...

24 November 2008

Japan: Bloggers debate prohibition of cannabis

Starting with the case of two sumo wrestlers who tested positive for marijuana at the beginning of September and continuing with the announcement last week by Waseda University that three...

21 November 2008

Japan: Revision of the Nationality Law

On the 4th of June, on the occasion of cases filed in 2003 [en] and in 2005 whose protagonists were 10 children born out of wedlock to Japanese fathers and...

Japan: Economic recession? A dejavue.

17 November 2008

Japan: 2008 Neologisms and Trendy Words

Japan: Japanese Language in the Age of English

The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English, the latest book by Japanese novelist and essayist Minae Mizumura, roused debate among many Japanese bloggers recently over the...

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