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· August, 2009

Stories about Japan from August, 2009

31 August 2009

Japan: Voting for Change

30 August 2009

Japan: We will not forget Hiroshima and Nagasaki

64 years ago, on the 6th and the 9th of August, atomic bombs were dropped by the U.S. forces on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over 200,000 people died and every year,...

27 August 2009

Japan: Falling Asleep on Trains

Japan: Hazy yet Familiar IT Vocabulary

Japan: What to do with “Media Arts”

For a nation working to capitalize its “soft power”, what is the role of anime and manga culture in governmental policies? The official answer is that anime, manga and digital...

Japan’s Medical System

23 August 2009

Japan: Whaling. Scientific research or commercial hunting?

Only "scientific whaling" is allowed in Japan, since commercial whaling was banned in 1986. But this is often regarded by environmental organizations as a ruse to continue commercial hunting.

19 August 2009

Japan: Poop Obsession

15 August 2009

Japan: Law Banning Cell Phones for Kids Passed in Ishikawa

Ever since Ishikawa prefecture (500 km/315 miles north of Tokyo) passed the first of a kind regulation in the nation to limit cell phone usage for kids and tweens on...

7 August 2009

Japan: Reactions to the Japanese tourist rip-off in Italy

Japanese tourists in Rome are said to have diminished in the last period. Not only the economic crisis but also the bad service that Italian restaurants and hotels provide to...

4 August 2009

The Sun went out over Japan recently.

The Sun grew dark and the morning skies dimmed down just before 11:00am on July 22, 2009 in Japan, where it has been more than four decades since a total...

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