Stories about Japan from February, 2014
Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.
Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.
"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."
Bloggers, hackers and others interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather for the International Open Data Day on February 22. Find out how you can get involved.
Only 46.16 percent of voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, the third lowest in history.
The use of technology by non-professionals to spread information only came under the spotlight following the Tohoku earthquake of March 2011.
Susumu Inamine, who opposes a plan to transfer the US airbase from Futenma to Henoko district, a coastal area of his city, was re-elected on January 20.
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