Stories about Japan from February, 2011
At World Cup Blog, Aidan reflects on whether the exodus of soccer talents from Japan to European teams is a good thing for Japanese football. Considering the big number of players who left Japan recently, the blogger examines the positive and negative aspects of such trend.
David Z. Morris reported [en] that Japanese hip-hop was born in the 19th century. The blogger also suggested links to some academic articles that explain its origins and development.
Inexperienced Japanese mums and dads use Twitter to share worries and advices on child-rearing with parent fellows.
Children, fish and even cats, have joined millions of Egyptians in their call for an end to the Mubarak regime.
Japanese independent magazine Web D!ce dedicated a post to show the faces and the messages of the Egyptian people that Japanese TV and newspapers don't include in their coverage. More than 50 photos were collected from several Flickr users.
At the Youtube Channel Nina in Japan, an elementary-school girl explains [en] the situation in Egypt from her young point of view.
At Japan Subculture Research Center‘s blog, Richard Orange and Ikuru Kuwajima tell the story [en] of “one Japanese POW trapped in the Soviet Union after the end of the Second World War.”
A blogger at Carlan's Dream roots for the Egyptian people and reflects [ja] on how such protests would never take place in Japan where people tend to think “nothing is gonna change anyway!”.
Fred Korematsu, a Japanese-American who resisted placement in a World War II-era internment camp, and later fought in courts to have a Supreme Court conviction of "defiance" overturned, was remembered on January 30 in the state of California.