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· August, 2012

Stories about Japan from August, 2012

China: Open Letter to Car-Smashing “Patriots”

The territorial conflict between Japan and China has led to a series of protests in major Chinese cities, with angry patriots smashing Japanese vehicles. In response to such action, a...

China: Anti-Japanese Protests

A series of anti-Japanese protests in major Chinese cities has been triggered off by the arrest of Hong Kong activists who landed on the disputed Diaoyu Island by the Japan...

Nationalism in Hong Kong

Dictionary of Politically Incorrect Hong Kong Cantonese discusses about the political contradictions of Hong Kong activists who travelled to Diaoyu Island against Japanese territorial claim.

Korean Protester Being Chased and Beaten by Japanese Right Wing Groups and Gangsters

At this year's Korean Independence day, a Korean guy held a one-man protest at the Yasukuni shrine in Japan, a symbolic and controversial place for worshiping war criminals from the...

Where is the flag of the Republic of China?

A number of activists from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau landed the Diaoyu island on August 15. While mainland Chinese media gave large coverage to the news as it reasserted...

South Korea: President's Unprecedented Visit to Disputed Islands a Smokescreen?

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak made an unprecedented and highly controversial visit to the Dokdo islands. However, skepticism and suspicion grow strong in the Korean Twittersphere, with many calling the...

South Korean President Made an Unprecedented Visit to Disputed Dokdo Islands

South Korean President, Lee Myung-bak visited Dokdo (or Takeshima in Japanese) islands, sparking international media frenzy. Lee would be the first South Korean leader to visit the disputed islands which...

South Korea: Driving Force and Little-Known Facts Behind its Olympic Success

The Korea and the World blog published a detailed analysis on South Korea's good results in the 2012 London Olympics, pointing out Koreans’ strong patriotism as one of the main reasons for success.

Macedonia: Decades-Old International Poetry Festival in Focus

Portugese filmmaker André Soares published a short video documentary about the Struga Poetry Evenings, an international poetry festival held in Macedonia since 1962.

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