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· October, 2013

Stories about Japan from October, 2013

Journalists Fear Japan's Proposed Secret Information Protection Act

The Guardian's (Mis)guide To Japanese Sex Trends

"Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships," said The Guardian. "Millions aren't...dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex." Not so fast, said Japanese netizens.

92 Countries Sign Minamata Convention to Prevent Mercury Poisoning

The Minamata Convention on Mercury, a global legally binding instrument on mercury was adopted in Minamata, Japan. The city known for tragedy now hopes to be known for solutions.

Japan: OpenStreetMap Aggregates Typhoon Info

On Blog Action Day, Thousands of Blogs on Human Rights

Bloggers around the world, including Global Voices contributors, are highlighting this year's #BAD13 topic: human rights.

Is Japan Ready to Host the Paralympics?

Ayako Yokota and Ryan Ball take a look at the facilities and technological solutions for people with disabilities in Japan.

Massive Anti-Nuclear Protests Held in Tokyo

Mapping Earthquake Reconstruction in Tohoku, Japan

Should Japan's Children Be Reading This Comic About a Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivor?

One city's attempt to restrict children from reading "Barefoot Gen", a comic series about the Hiroshima bombings, has started a debate in Japan about how the tragedy should be interpreted.

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