· February, 2014

Stories about Japan from February, 2014

Ethnic North Korean Schools in Japan Face Ever-Hostile Situation

  20 February 2014

‘Koreans living in Japan‘ is a vague word glueing very different groups together under the same umbrella term. Based on their affiliation to North/South Korea and the timing of diaspora (whether it happened before/after the Japanese imperial rule during the World War 2 ear), each sub-group goes by a different name,...

Art Arises From Snow-Covered Tokyo

  11 February 2014

The heaviest snowfall in 45 years hit Tokyo over the weekend. The unusual amount of snow triggered traffic accidents, killing 11 and injuring thousands, and travel was disrupted across the country. However, amid the cold and white, some used the snow to create beautiful, fun and sometimes strange artwork. RocketNews24...

Heavy Snowfall Brings Playtime to Tokyo

  9 February 2014

Heavy snowstorms hit Japan on Feb 8, 2014. Twenty seven centimeters of snow fell in central Tokyo, for the first time in 45 years. Moro Miya, a writer and a blogger who specializes in introducing Japanese culture to Chinese readers, collected the photos of snowmen and snow-animals that were posted...

Is Japan Alone? Survey on Dance Regulations and Clubbing

  3 February 2014

Fresh off writing a series of posts on dance club regulations in Japan for Tokyo's city life magazine Time Out, James Hadfield is taking a survey on clubbers around the world: In light of the ongoing controversy regarding clubbing in Japan, where clubs continue to be shut down and harassed...

Korean Comfort Women Issue Explained by Cartoon

  2 February 2014

A special exhibition on ‘comfort women‘- Korean girls forced to work as sex slaves for Japanese army during the World War 2 era- was featured at one of the leading cartoon festivals in France. It made several headlines as the Japanese government tried to block it, but failed. Korean net users...

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