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· December, 2017

Stories about Japan from December, 2017

30 December 2017

Incarceration of Left-wing Japanese Newspaper Editor Sparks Fears of Threat to Free Speech

"We are very concerned that these types of suppression against citizens by the police will expand. The whole purpose of [conspiracy law] is to repress citizen movement and the press."

23 December 2017

All about ‘osechi ryōri’, Japan's traditional New Year's food

If you're ever invited to spend New Years in a Japanese home, you can impress your hosts with your knowledge of the meanings of the various traditional New Year's dishes.

15 December 2017

Twitter Japan is Not a Safe Space for Minority Users

Advox

"Of respondents who reported they found it unpleasant when coming across discriminatory articles online (as described above), 19.8% said they would refrain from using the Internet."