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· April, 2009

Stories about Japan from April, 2009

27 April 2009

Macedonia: Celebrating Sakura Becomes a Tradition

Sakura, the annual celebration of cherry blossoms through display of elements of Japanese culture, took place in Skopje, Macedonia, this weekend: somewhat later than last year, because the organizers did...

China: Brutal film on brutal history

Japan: The Trouble with ‘Free’ Money

As part of an economic stimulus package, the Japanese government is spending two trillion JPY for cash handouts to boost consumer spending. To put it simply, all Japanese citizens and...

Japan: Tunisians in Japan

22 April 2009

Japan: An Oscar to “Okuribito” (Departures)

For the first time a Japanese movie, Okuribito (or Departures), has been awarded the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, over the French “The Class” and the Israeli animated documentary “Waltz...

18 April 2009

Global Recession: The world is talking. Are we listening?

There is no lack of online articles about the various aspects of the global economic crisis. Many of them are written by economic experts and policymakers. What about the perspectives...

14 April 2009

Japan: Missile Launched. What to Believe?

On April 5th, North Korea launched a Taepo Dong 2 'rocket' that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese government, media, and the blogosphere all had...

11 April 2009

Bahrain: Airport Stories

Japan: Filipino girl sees her parents deported

All are equal before the law and in Japan, foreigners without a legal permit to stay must leave the country. Deportation is assured for any illegal immigrant. This is what...

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