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· August, 2011

Stories about Japan from August, 2011

16 August 2011

South Korea: Blood Type Personality Theory, How It Works

The blood type personality theory claims that people's blood type is predictive of their personality and compatibility with others. Nowhere is this belief more popular than in South Korea and...

Japan: Computers as a social and communicative tool

15 August 2011

Japan: How to Unplug Your Life and Save Electricity

People in Japan have been unplugging their lives as electricity-saving measures have been implemented to cope with power shortages. The effectiveness of the measures is yet to be proven but...

13 August 2011

Comedic Fun with Japanese Hashtag Memes

Since Twitter introduced Japanese language capability for hashtags, the Japanese Twitterverse has turned into an oasis for wordplay.

Japan: Mapping radiation online

Japan: Kusoshigoto blog closed down

11 August 2011

Japan: Chaos at Chitose Airport on March 11

On March 11, 2011, a Delta airplane pilot approaching Tokyo airport described his experience of an emergency landing in an email so vividly, that it spread rapidly across the blogosphere....

Japan: “Plutonium is safe,” they say

8 August 2011

Walking through Japan

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