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· August, 2010

Stories about Japan from August, 2010

31 August 2010

China: Beyond being second

30 August 2010

Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup...

28 August 2010

Japan: Anime Director Satoshi Kon's Last Message

Anime director Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer on August 24th, at the age of 46. Kon's final message that was posted to his website resonated with fans around the...

Japan: Execution chamber opened to the public

27 August 2010

Japan: iPads in the Sumo stables

Japan: Eyebrows raised by China’s rise to number two

This month the Japanese government admitted that spending China has stolen its thunder becoming the second largest economy after the US. But this announcement hasn't surprised many Japanese people who...

Taiwan: Tell the difference between Yukata and Kimono

19 August 2010

Japan: Lost generation

16 August 2010

Japan: Ogasawara Islands to be next UNESCO site?

With access limited to a chartered ship which sets sail once every six days or so, the Ogasawara Islands (小笠原諸島) are assuredly among the least accessible parts of Tokyo (where...

15 August 2010

Japan: Where taking a vacation is a no-no

Lying lazily in the shadow of an umbrella on a beach, being a tourist and wandering around the streets of an unknown city with a guide book in your hands,...

Japan: A manga to celebrate the US-Japan alliance

11 August 2010

Japan: Blogger roll-call

9 August 2010

Japan: An ancient Roman at the Japanese public bath

What could two cultures as distant in time and space as ancient Rome and the modern Japan have in commom? Such a question might sound like a riddle to many...

8 August 2010

China: Visa tales

With all the economic growth in China over the past few decades and a growing number of global travelers to match, have visa requirements for Chinese citizens been adapting in...

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