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· October, 2007

Stories about Japan from October, 2007

17 October 2007

Japan: Bloggers respond to kidnapping in Iran

Earlier last week, the first report was made that a Japanese male was kidnapped and in captivity in Iran. Later it was revealed that the abductee is a Japanese university...

12 October 2007

Japan: Sports with “no future”

Why do people play sports? Is it out of a love for the game, just for a good time, or is it actually a career choice like any other? 21-year-old...

Japan: Dreamy concept cars at Tokyo Motor Show 2007

Japan: Can Bread

Myanmar: Questioning Yamaguchi's Claims

7 October 2007

6 October 2007

Japan: Sumo Wrestling Takes a Beating

It’s been a tough few months in the world of Sumo wrestling, Japan’s “national sport.” First, Mongolian wrestler Asashoryu, one of two yokozuna (the top wrestling class) returned to his...

3 October 2007

Korea and Japan: Comfort Women

2 October 2007

Japan: Rice Paddy Art

1 October 2007

Japan: Pregnant Foreign Woman Rejected By Hospital

Japan: Red Spider Lilies

Japan: New Justice Minister wants “automatic” executions

New Justice Minister Hatoyama Kunio, upon taking office on September 25 (actually at his outgoing press conference, before he was reappointed to the position), stated that he supported creating a...