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· July, 2012

Stories about Japan from July, 2012

Japan: Debate over the Preservation of a Dead Tree

Asia Sentinel reports on a controversy in Rikuzentakata, a city in Iwate, Japan over the public spending of about USD 2 millions for preservation a dead tree and turning it...

Venezuela, Japan: Two Japanese Performers Master the Venezuelan Harp

Among the Japanese musicians interested in traditional Venezuelan music, Yoko Yoshizawa and Mika Agematsu stand out in the interpretation of the Venezuelan harp, a key instrument in Venezuelan music from...

Japan: Photos of Mass Anti-Nuclear Protest

Tens of thousands Japanese citizens held a protest on July 16, 2012 urging their government to abandon nuclear power. People reportedly expressed rage over Japan's culture of obedience and the...

Venezuela, Japan: ‘Estudiantina Komaba’ Music Bridges ‘Distant’ Countries

Have you ever wondered what interests Venezuelans and Japanese could have in common? If manga and sushi were your first guess, we invite you to explore how Japanese musicians have...

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