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· February, 2008

Stories about Japan from February, 2008

12 February 2008

National Sports: unique expressions of countrywide pride.

Whether by government decree or by popularity, national sports are part of the cultural makeup of every country. People from many walks of life come together to participate, watch or...

Japan: Interview with Sasaki Toshinao by g86

In an interview with "space journal", a group blog by four architecture students at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, well-known Japanese IT journalist and writer Sasaki Toshinao speaks about the...

10 February 2008

Japan: Coming-Out Letters

The Japanese LGBT community has come a long way to claim its position in society today. However, aside from those flamboyant celebrities on TV who satisfy viewers’ appetite for entertainment,...

8 February 2008

Japan: Japanese bloggers on Super Tuesday

While Super Tuesday has come and gone in the U.S., conversations carry on in its wake among bloggers in the booming Japanese blogosphere. What do bloggers in the world's second...

Japan: Visualizing Japanese Grammar

3 February 2008

Japan: How many Japanese blogs are there?

Japan: Newspapers launch news portal “Aratanisu”, bloggers respond

Three of Japan's largest newspapers, Nikkei Inc., Asahi Shimbun Co. and Yomiuri Shimbun Holdings on Thursday together launched a new online news portal referred to as "Aratanisu", aiming to provide...

2 February 2008

Japan: Insider trading at public broadcaster NHK (Part 2)

The uproar last week about the discovery of insider trading at Japan's public broadcaster NHK has died down, with former Asahi Breweries advisor Fukuchi Shigeo having taken over for beleaguered...

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