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· August, 2013

Stories about Japan from August, 2013

South Koreans Call for Medical Checkups for Rescue Workers Dispatched to Fukushima

As it turns out radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant are ‘much worse than‘ the authorities are willing to admit, South Koreans call on government to provide regular and thorough medical...

‘Spirited Away’ Director Criticizes Plans to Amend Japan's Pacifist Constitution

Japan's ruling party wants to modify the constitution so the defense military can deploy overseas.

Japanese Users Break Tweets Per Second Record

Japan's netizens broke the world record for tweets per second on August 2, 2013, flooding Twitter with the magic word “balse” [バルス] from the 1986 anime film Castle In the...

From Heartfelt to Hysterical, Twitter Parenting Poems Go Viral in Japan

"However tired I look, you smile at me. Then, you touch my hair encouragingly and softly daub it with porridge."

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