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· July, 2010

Stories about Japan from July, 2010

24 July 2010

Japan: Mob collusion soils the sumo ring

After the National Police decided to crack down on the connections between crime syndicates and sumo wrestlers, sumo fans question the image of sumo as a sacred sport.

7 July 2010

Japan: A tryst in the starry sky

Look at the sky on the night of July 7 for this is the only night in the year when the two stars Vega and Altair are destined to be...

5 July 2010

Japan: Decline of Students Studying in the U.S. and Overseas

Despite the increasing number of people studying abroad via study abroad programs, the overall rate of Japanese college students studying abroad seems to be decreasing across the board — even...

Japan: Bits of Beat Takeshi's autobiography

4 July 2010

Japan: Party leaders campaign for upper house election

Japan: Tech-savvy freelancers break down the monopoly in information

While in many countries around the world ordinary citizens learn to take advantage of the new technologies to make their voices heard, in Japan it's the free-lance journalists who take...

Japan: Hashima Island, the abandoned island

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