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· October, 2010

Stories about Japan from October, 2010

Japan: Photography Project ‘Yamanote Loop’

Steve from the Fwdmovement site has kicked off a photography project called Yamanote Loop. The project will cover each of the 29 stations in Tokyo's JR Yamanote Line, starting with...

Japan: Speaking Beatles to communicate

An American blogger at InsideHalton.com said [en] she used Beatles’ lyrics to communicate with Japanese people and teach English. [via japundit.com]

Shintaro Ishihara’s views on China, Japan

Shintaro Ishihara is a politician, author and governor of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government since 1999. He is well known for his critical stance on Japan’s dependence under the US-Japan security...

Japan Blog Festival

Todd's Wanderings hosts the October Japan Blog Matsuri (or festival), “dedicated to the best Japan has to offer…or at least what YOU think are Japan’s best places, experiences, activities…whatever.” The...

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

On Blog Action Day, Japanstyle reported the news [en] that udon (thick wheat-flour noodle) caused water pollution in Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku Island). According to the post, the problem would be...

Japan: Ancient anatomical illustrations

Pinktentacle published a series of anatomical illustrations [en] that date back to the Edo period (1603-1868). Each illustration is followed by a caption that describes the publication where it first...

China: Anti-Japan demonstrations erupt in three cities

An anti-China protest held in Japan today has been known about for some time, but large anti-Japanese demonstrations which also took place today in three Chinese cities seemed to have...

Japan: Memories of an outlaw – Part Two

After almost three years outside the walls, a blogger - who prefers to be anonymous - decided to tell the story of his life behind bars.

Japan: Virtual water

On Blog Action Day Masato Fukushima reflects [ja] on the concept of Virtual Water [ja]. Japan has a very low food self-sufficiency ratio and rely on imports, he explains, adding...

Japan: Living a long life

Koichi at Tofugu has a few tips to live a long life [en] following the Japanese diet and habits.

Japan: Memories of an outlaw – Part One

After almost three years outside the walls, a blogger - who prefers to be anonymous - decided to tell the story of his life behind bars.

Japan: Straw Art Festival

Japanstyle published pictures [en] of the Wara Art Matsuri [ja], where giant mammoths, dinosaurs and other sculptures made of straw were exhibited in Uwasekigata Park (Niigata Prefecture, western Japan).

Republic of Congo: Bass Player from Japan Learns Lingala to Collaborate with Music Stars

Japanese-born bass player Niwa explains in this video interview that his motivation for learning Lingala was to get better acquainted with the music scene in Congo [fr/ln].  Niwa is now...

Japan: Photos of a WW2 Shipyard

Michael Gakuran published pictures of the Ruins of the Imari Kawanami WWII Shipyard [en], which was used as a munitions factory in and as a ship factory during the war.

Photos Of Anti-China Protests In Japan

Kai Ping posts a widely circulated e-mail with many recycled anti-China protests in Japan in China/Divide and invites the readers to discuss on whether or not or how to handle...

Japan: Economic crisis and demography

What if Japan's economic crisis could be explained with a change in the demography of the country? Paul Krygman at Truthout argues [en] that the crisis might be “not so...

Japan: A viewpoint on the Chinese-Japanese dispute

In an article titled Coming attractions [en] Ampontan gives his interpretation of the recent diplomatic row between China and Japan – following the arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain...

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