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· February, 2007

Stories about Japan from February, 2007

Japan: spring festival

David Weber from Japundit blogs a serie of photos on Japan's spring festival and the ritual in driving away demons.

China and Japan: Kokaryo

Kokaryo is one of the debates between China and Japan, and it also involves Taiwan. Mutantfrog translates an article written from a Chinese perspective on the Kokaryo issue.

Japan: birth-giving machines

Japan’s Health Minister Hakuo Yanagisawa recently called women “birth-giving machines” and got himself caught in trouble. More from Japan Probe

Japan: “Re-assess” Whaling Ban

Recently, Japan announced to host a special IWC – International Whale Commission – conference in February in order to “re-assess” the population of whales. The move has been met with...

Japan: bathhouse art

Ampotan blogs about Japan's bathhouse art, which constitutes a significant part in Japanese Art history.

Japan: forced eviction of homeless

Kamapat blogs about the recent protest of Osaka's homeless against city government's forced eviction plan (jp). There is an online petition organized by has collected more background on...

Korea: Anarchism

Matts at Gust of popular feelings has a very interesting post about the history of Korean Anarchist movement.

Japan: Okinawa

Ampontan blogs about the history and identity of Okinawan in relation to Japan.

China and Japan: The Truth about Nanjing

Alexpappas from Japundit blogs about the history debate over the new Japanese movie “The Truth about Nanjing”.

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