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· September, 2011

Stories about Japan from September, 2011

Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies

The Black Tokyo blog writes about the rich history of Asia studies by African-American scholars. “I want to follow the path of Blacks that have made it possible for other...

Japan: Tracking a telecom giant's quest for carrying the iPhone

Since news broke that Japan's 2nd largest carrier KDDI has struck a deal with Apple to sell the iPhone5, tech savvy netizens are keeping a close watch on the company's...

Video: Water Bottle Lights and Other Eco-Friendly Inventions

Solar lights and hot water heaters from plastic water bottles, houses made from trash and a way to do without plastic bags are some of the projects making reducing, reusing...

Colombia: President Santos’ Tour of Asia

Last week, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos toured Japan and South Korea for seven days with the goal of strengthening commercial ties. In Japan, he signed an agreement to protect...

Japan: Pass rates for bar exams at all time low

Marcelo de Alcantara from the Japanese Law Blog has translated a news article with 2011 statistics about the revised bar examinations.

Japan: Anti-nuclear power demonstration on 911

Buddhika Weerasinghe has posted photos of the anti-nuclear power demonstration held in central Tokyo on September 11th. Several thousand people joined the demo, as can be seen in this video...

Japan: Most rational, least traditional country?

Hashi at Tofugu blogs about the World Values Survey results that show that Japan is “one of the most rational, least ‘traditional’ countries out there” and tops the list of...

Japan: The Case of an Exposed Online Pseudonym

The sudden shutdown of "Diary of an ex-NEET who works overseas", a popular anonymous blog that criticized Japanese working ethics, has spurred discussion about anonymous activity on the Internet.

China: Sex, Censorship and the Rise of ‘People's Porn’

Katrien Jacobs, author of new book 'People's Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet', discusses the emergence of an online erotic culture in China that openly describes individuals' personal...

Sing Out from Japan

Musicians from the earthquake-hit areas united and gave life to a project called Sing Out From Japan [en,ja]. They have released two songs so far: Let's go home/lawblow and One...

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