Stories about Japan from September, 2014
A list of the best in Japanese blogs covering Japanese current events, culture, politics, crime and more. Did we miss a blog? Let us know in the comments!
YouTube vlogger RailKingJP regularly uploads fantatsic footage of his trainspotting adventures in Japan and abroad. New to the hobby? He also offers tips and tricks for tracking down trains.
One person has been left dead, nearly fifty climbers are severely injured, and ten people are missing after Mount Ontake, a popular climbing spot, in central Japan, erupted.
Millions have seen the video of the man's creative marriage proposal, set to the tune of Louder by Japanese pop star Charice.
New Zealand Is Out to Tarnish Japan's Reputation Over Whaling, or so Says Japan's Public Broadcaster
"New Zealand's real aim: to damage Japan's international reputation," according to NHK's News Watch 9 program. Some Japanese Twitter users thought the reaction was a bit much.
A US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma is being relocated from the central part of Okinawa Island to pristine Henoko. Authorities have broken up protests using aggressive methods.
Keiko Tsuyama talks about her career reporting on America and why people should be paying attention to the US military base planned for Japan's Henoko and Oura Bay.
Relations between the three countries are often prickly because of territorial and historical disputes. A group of students made a 'Happy' video to promote a message of friendship.