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· November, 2013

Stories about Japan from November, 2013

Tokyo Governor Money Scandal Turns Graphic Meme

Tokyo Metropolitan Governor apologizes over money scandal. Japan's twitter users take it as a joke.

Fashion Show in Japan Takes on Violence Against Women

Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization is organizing a fashion show entitled Fashion Resistance to Militarism to appeal the issue of violence against women.

Protesters, Journalists Speak Out Against Japan's National Secrecy Bill

The controversial bill seeks to impose tougher penalties for leaking Japan's national secrets, but critics fear it could curtail freedom of the press and the right to information.

Japan's Independent Tofu Makers Are Rapidly Disappearing

Japan's traditional tofu makers, trying to compete with low supermarket prices, are on the verge of extinction.

Japan's Open Data Policy Still Needs Work

Even though the Japanese government is working toward advancing its open data policy, the country has a ways to go, ranking 30th out of 70 countries, according to an index...

‘Japanese Banksy’ Bashes Nuclear Industry With Street Art

Anonymous Japanese street artist 281_Anti Nuke takes inspiration from his British counterpart Banksy to take on Tokyo Electric Power Company, the operator of the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima prefecture....

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Nevin Thompson is our Japan editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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