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· December, 2013

Stories about Japan from December, 2013

24 December 2013

7 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Food

The Bridge

Global Voices contributor Taylor Cazella, who recently moved from the US to Japan, introduces seven unexpected yet tasty foods from non-traditional Japanese cuisine.

20 December 2013

Top 10 YouTube Videos of 2013 in Japan

7 Amazing Vintage Photos of 19th-Century Japan

Take a look at what life was like in Japan some 150 years ago, thanks to a series of photos that recently entered the public domain.

Japan's Open Data Catalog Launches Beta Version

Protesters March Against Nuclear Plant's Re-Start on Japan's Kyushu Island

14 December 2013

Another Rural Japanese Elementary School Disappears Due to Declining Birthrate

Every year, about 500 public schools in Japan are closing due to shortage of children as the cost of education becomes unbearable for rural communities.

8 December 2013

In Japan, Disaster and a Radio Show Put Refugees On the Agenda

The Bridge

For nearly 10 years Katsuya Soda has worked to bring the refugees issue to the attention of the complacent Japanese public. These days he has some extra help.

6 December 2013

1,000 Days Since 2011's Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Top 4 Buzzwords that People in Japan Couldn't Stop Saying in 2013

"Imadesho", meaning "how 'bout now?!", and "baigaeshi", meaning revenge, are at the top of the list of popular buzzwords in Japan this year.

2 December 2013

20 Bitter Voices Rise From Fukushima After Japan's 2011 Nuclear Disaster

"Lately there have been many times in which I’ve come to think that human beings are scarier than radiation", Fukushima residents comments curated on Buddhist blogpost.

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