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· February, 2014

Stories about Japan from February, 2014

18 February 2014

Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

16 February 2014

Collaborative Translation Project Promotes Civic Tech in Japan

Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.

Japan Slides Further Down in World Press Freedom Index

"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."

11 February 2014

International Open Data Day Set for February 22

Technology for Transparency Network

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.

Art Arises From Snow-Covered Tokyo

Tokyo Snowfall Sends Voter Turnout Plunging in Governor Election

Only 46.16 percent of voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, the third lowest in history.

2 February 2014

Imagining Japan's Citizen and Community Media in 2020

The use of technology by non-professionals to spread information only came under the spotlight following the Tohoku earthquake of March 2011.

Korean Comfort Women Issue Explained by Cartoon

1 February 2014

Japan's US Base Plan Hits Snafu With Local Mayor's Re-Election

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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