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· February, 2011

Stories about Japan from February, 2011

Japan: Football player exodus

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...

Japan: The Pre-History of Japanese Hip Hop

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.

Japan: It's nursing time on Twitter!

Inexperienced Japanese mums and dads use Twitter to share worries and advices on child-rearing with parent fellows.

Egypt: Children, Fish and Cats Ask Mubarak to Leave

Children, fish and even cats, have joined millions of Egyptians in their call for an end to the Mubarak regime.

Japan: Giving a face to the Egyptian voices

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...

Japan: Little girl explains the situation in Egypt

At the Youtube Channel Nina in Japan, an elementary-school girl explains [en] the situation in Egypt from her young point of view.

Japan: The last Japanese man remaining in Kazakhstan

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...

Japan: Reflecting on the protest in Egypt

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...

USA: Japanese Civil Rights Icon Fred Korematsu Celebrated

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...

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