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· May, 2010

Stories about Japan from May, 2010

31 May 2010

Japan: My Eyes Tokyo

Japan: Those Commonplace, Vinyl Umbrellas

How "temporary" vinyl umbrellas fare in the cities of Japan.

Japan: Okinawans vent frustration over Futenma

Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama has backtracked on promises to reduce the presence of American military forces in Okinawa, and inhabitants of the prefecture are furious. In blogs, they express their...

Japan: National police to share information on organized crime members

30 May 2010

Japan: Monozukuri for the Modern Age

The Japanese counterpart of Make Magazine, an American quarterly magazine for DIY enthusiasts, organizes a regular event in Tokyo called Make Tokyo Meeting (MTM). The fifth MTM, held at the...

24 May 2010

Japan: 1300 years in the making, celebration in Nara

While both culturally and physically a long ways from the modern capital of Tokyo, tracing back well over a thousand years into Japanese history one comes across Nara, a quiet,...

23 May 2010

Japan: PacMan, still a hit after 30 years

When it was released in 1980, Pac-Man captured the world's attention and transformed the video game industry. Now Pac-Man is back to celebrate his 30th birthday, and he's popping up...

Japan: Can Twitter help to prevent suicides?

Considered the dramatic increase of young victims who decide to commit suicide every year, some bloggers debate on the use of twitter to promote dialogue and help in suicide prevention.

20 May 2010

Taiwan: In memory of Chao-Jung Hsu, a Taiwanese WWII veteran

As part of an impassioned campaign to create a memorial park for Taiwanese WWII veterans, Chao-Jung Hsu's set himself on fire and died exactly two years ago.

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