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· December, 2011

Stories about Japan from December, 2011

Japan: New Video Footage of Tsunami Tidal Surge

  23 December 2011

Devastating tsunami tidal surges are quiet and quick, as a recently uploaded video shows. The video was recorded from inside a truck which got stuck in the rising waters more than 1 mile from the coast 1 hour after the March 11 earthquake. The driver was able to swim to...

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Japan: Life Decisions in the Face of Radiation Fear

  22 December 2011

The decision to move away differs from the more reactive evacuations that occurred this spring after the initial nuclear disasters. A blogger who decided to stay calls for a more logical understanding of the nuanced undercurrents of our emotional struggles.

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Kobe, Japan: Running Through a City Once Devastated

  18 December 2011

Kobe City was hit with a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on January 17, 1995. On November 20, 2011, the city held their first ever official marathon event, where more than 20,000 runners completed the 42.195km distance. Among them were 641 runners who came from the Tohoku region, which had been devastated by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake this March.

South Korea: Former Comfort Women Held 1000th Protest

  14 December 2011

South Korean former ‘comfort women’ who were forced into Japan's wartime military brothels held their 1,000th weekly protest and placed a statue of a sex slave outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul. South Korea's citizen media, Wiki Tree consolidated twitter photos of the rally.

Japan: Lifestyle and Awareness Changes after the Earthquake

  8 December 2011

The Japan for Sustainability blog summarized results of various questionnaires that indicate how Japanese lifestyles and awareness have changed after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Subjects include energy, nature, inter-personal relationships, careers, and marriage.

Japan: Néojaponisme on Marginal Subcultures

  4 December 2011

Néojaponisme has finished posting five installments for a series on “how marginal subcultures took over a Japanese pop culture with no central core nor leading-edge“, providing a review of the ecosystem for the consumption and production of mainstream and subcultures.

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