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· November, 2011

Stories about Japan from November, 2011

Japan: I am Isolated in My Workplace

A poignant cry in the form of an anonymous entry: a blogger's struggles to find a place for himself in his workplace.

Japan: Coworking Magazine Launched

Cowarp [ja]: There's been a surge of interest around coworking spaces and its culture, and now there's a brand new online magazine for it.

“Let Us Dream”: Demonstrating Against Unified Job Hunting in Japan

On Labor Day, students gathered in Tokyo and Kyoto to rally against the practices of job hunting for fresh graduates.

Japan: WordCamp Tokyo is Tomorrow

WordCamp Tokyo 2011 will be held November 27th. The organizers are running a relay blog [ja] that describes why you should go and what's happening behind the scenes.

Japan: A Blogger's Top 5 WWII Literary Works

The Reading Life blog share their experience in exploring Japanese WWII literature, for people who want to go beyond Haruki Murakami and read more Japanese literary work.

Japan: Clouds over Tokyo

@yoisin compiled [ja] a list of over 70 tweets with photographs that capture the ominous clouds that drifter over Tokyo today.

Interview with Izumi Mihashi from GV Lingua Japanese

Izumi Mihasi is leading recruitment and team building at Global Voices Lingua Japanese. Here are her thoughts on its next steps, and on the Internet landscape in Japan.

Japan: Top 60 buzzwords this year

Gakuranman explains (translation+context) to each of the words that made it into the annual list of top 60 Japanese buzzwords from the publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha.

China: On the Rise But Feeling Boxed In

China is surrounded by 85% of the political hotspots in the world, argues one prominent professor, and needs to be free to deal with those and other geopolitical problems it...

China: Japan's Imaginary Enemy

Recent Japanese media reports portraying China as the enemy in a Japan-US naval exercise reportedly scheduled for this week have brought even more tension to territorial claims between the two...

Japan: Liveblogging “1Q84″

Daniel Morales has liveblogged his experience of reading the English translation of Haruki Murakami's book, “1Q84″, from a Friday morning to Saturday afternoon.

Japan: A new type of capsule hotel

Fumiko Ichikawa documents her stay in a pod at the capsule hotel “Nine Hours” with a photo report.

Japan: Using videos to explain basics of nuclear power

MOJO [ja] creates 2-3 minute videos that explain the basics of radioactivity monitoring and decontamination, via conversations between illustrated characters and interviews with officials and experts. Their most recent video...

Japan: Design Week in Tokyo

The annual Design Week in Tokyo is here – online magazine greenz [ja] is covering the trade show Tokyo Designers Week while Spoon and Tamago showcases exhibits from DesignTide Tokyo.

Japan: Hook based solutions around the city

Chris Berthelsen's visual collection of “hook based solutions” for storage and barriers around suburban Tokyo has reached the 10th mark.

Japan's IT Exodus: A Personal Perspective (Part 2)

Japanese blogger and programmer Ryo Asai describes the cultural differences between his previous workplace, a Japanese system integration company, and his new job at Amazon Japan.

About our Japan coverage

Nevin Thompson is our Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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