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· November, 2010

Stories about Japan from November, 2010

The Cold War Origin of Asia's Troubled Waters

Andy Yee reviews the Cold War history and the role of the U.S in the Northeast Asia territorial conflicts in Asia Sentinel.

Japan: Vintage political posters

Pinktentacle published a rare selection of Japanese vintage political posters realized after the war.

Japan: Young voices against job-hunting system

Students who are obsessed with job hunting [en] and cannot find a job, young workers who had to give up on the job of their dreams because their hunt wasn't...

Japan: Kids perform traditional Kabuki drama

Photojournalist Buddhika Weerasinghe published on his blog a series of photos of kids performing Kabuki, a traditional Japanese form of theater. On occasion of the 10th anniversary of Maruoka Kid...

China: Sanyo workers in Shenzhen stage strike

China Labour Bulletin reports that more than a thousand workers at Sanyo Huaqiang Laser Electronics in Shenzhen’s Longhua district staged a one day strike last week over working conditions and...

Japan: In memory of a courageous prosecutor

Journalist and yakuza expert Jake Adelstein pays his last respects [en] to Toshiro Igari [ja], a prosecutor who was found dead in Manila (Philippines) in August. Igari-san was the author...

Japan: Inspired by Tokyo's Yamanote Line

An introduction to personal photography projects that were inspired by Tokyo's Yamanote train line.

Japan: On the two new art festivals

Realtokyo editor-in-chief Tetsuya Ozaki offers his view on the two international art festivals that launched in Japan this year.

Japan: “Investigations in Suburban Tokyo”

Chris Berthelsen from a-small-lab posted his slides for a workshop titled “Transforming Neighbourhoods – Tokyo/Berlin“, where he investigates the city of Tokyo for hints of “usable cities”.

Japan: “100 English Dreams” by Christiana Aretta

100 English Dreams is a visual storytelling project by Christiana Aretta in support of the JET program, in which she asked her Japanese elementary school students, “Do you think you...

Japan: I now pronounce you friend and friend

For those who take note of social categories a new one has been created: that of ‘marriage mates’. The tomo-fuhfu (where literally tomo means ‘mates or friends’ and fuhfu ‘married...

Japan: Tezuka fire safety posters

Pinktentacle presents a series of fire safety posters featuring famous manga artist Ozamu Tezuka‘s characters. The series dates back to 1979.

Japan: Snow crab season

Buddhika Weerasinghe published photos of the Snow Crab – or Echizen crab – season that just kicked off in Fukui Prefecture (about 300 km north of Tokyo).

Japan: Leaked video of collision with Chinese boat

What is believed to be the authentic footage of the collision between the Japanese patrol ship and a Chinese fishing boat has been leaked and uploaded onto Youtube [video, ja]....

Japan: Superficial media and misinformation

An anonymous blogger at NewzJapan.com harshly criticizes CNN's coverage of Japan. In the post titled Halloween in Japan and CNN’s Lack of Research [en] the blogger says to “be surprised...

Africa: Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan

Cinema Africa 2010 in Tokyo, Japan: “The Cinema Africa festival is here again! It will run from 13th to 25th November, co-sponsored by the National Film Center of the National...

Korea:Japanese Pop Star's Asian Slanted-Eye Photo Controversy

Two members of Morning Musume, Japanese pop group made headlines in several Korean newspapers with photos of them slanting their eyes (photos from Korean blog),the same posture that got Miley...

China: Relation with Japan and the U.S

China Matters comments on the lowering of temperature between China with Japan and the U.S. at the at the Hanoi ASEAN gathering.

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