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· November, 2009

Stories about Japan from November, 2009

27 November 2009

Japan: Buy Nothing Day

Started in 1992 in Canada by artist Ted Dave, the Buy Nothing Day movement [en] has spread to more than 60 countries around the world, Japan included. In line with...

22 November 2009

China and Japan: Feng Zhenghu at Narita airport

Shanghai human rights activist Feng Zhenhu has been living and waiting in the hall of Japan's Narita airport since November 4 when he was barred from entering his own country...

19 November 2009

Japan: British teenager becomes a YouTube star

She is British, blond, slim and cute. Her name is Beckii Cruel [ja] and, at age 14, has become an idol on the Japanese web. Beckii Cruel started to gain...

18 November 2009

Japan: Artist and morality

17 November 2009

Japan: Magazine for People Living wjith Facial Scars

Japan: Top 60 Expressions of 2009

Japan: Deer wrangling and antler-cutting in Nara

Nestled in the heart of the Kansai region of Japan, Nara City exudes a subdued atmosphere unique from its neighboring Osaka and Kyoto. If there is a particular symbol of...

16 November 2009

Japan: “Obamu”, Verb Form of “Obama”?

Japan: Obama's eagerly awaited visit

Japan: When an Employee Catches H1N1

Japan: In a World with Automatic Translation

In a post titled "I especially want to read 'trivial information", Japanese blogger Chikirin gives a fresh perspective on what's important or not and why in automated translation of the...