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· September, 2013

Stories about Japan from September, 2013

Planned Olympic Canoe Racing Course Threatens Tokyo Park

Tokyo and the Japanese Olympic Committee plan to build the racing course in Kansai Rinkai Park, despite 25 years of concerted efforts there to restore its bio-diversity.

Chinese Reactions to Tokyo Olympics 2020

Tokyo's Hope for Improvements by 2020 Olympics

Some Japanese Twitter users are sharing their hope that the Olympics will mean an improved and more accessible Tokyo.

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

100 Million Signature Campaign for Resolution of Japan's ‘Sex Slaves’ Issues

Russia's Far East Beset with Toxic Japanese Cars

Vladivostok, a remote city in the Russian Far East, is notorious for the many used Japanese cars on its roads, which are possibly the worst in the country.

New York Times Doesn't Understand Fukushima's Radiation Risks – Japanese Blogger

Mixing up "gamma radiation," which is highly penetrating and can travel deep into human tissue, with "beta radiation," which is lighter and not as penetrating, can mislead readers.

Asteroid Named in Honor of Peru

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