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· August, 2008

Stories about Japan from August, 2008

Japan: Mainichi to shut down website? WaiWai controversy continues

In the latest installment of the ongoing WaiWai saga, news [ja] is climbing the bookmarks [ja] in Japan that Mainichi is investigating the possibility of shutting down the online version...

Japan: Ainu recognized as indigenous people

On June 6, a couple of months prior to the International Day of the World's Indigenous People, the Japanese Diet passed a resolution to officially recognize the Ainu as an...

Japan: Water Art

Mari posts a youtube video on water art work at Canal City in Fukuoka.

Japan: Revising the Law of Transgendered People

Joe Jones from Mutant frog blogs about the Act Regarding Special Provisions for the Treatment of the Gender of Persons With Gender Identity Disorder recently passed in the Diet.

Japan: Letter to Google about Street View

One year after its debut in the United States, Google's Street View has arrived in Japan, where it is already drawing criticism. Despite the company's generally positive image in this...

Japan: Atomic Bombing Anniversary

Yesterday was the the anniversary of the atomic bombing in Japan, Tokyogenso expresses hope for world peace. Martin from Kurashi quotes from the NHK documentary about the effects of atomic...

Japan: Tama Art University

Chiemi from Pink mag wrote a feature story about the creative pedagogy in Tama Art University.

iSummit2008: The Japanese-English divide

The 2008 iSummit in Sapporo, Japan ended last week after three days of keynotes and lab sessions on open content and open culture. Blogger Shinya Ichinohe (shinyai), who attended the...

Japan: CNET article on Mainichi scandal sparks huge response

An article [ja] by former Mainichi journalist Toshinao Sasaki has sparked a huge response from Japanese Internet users, scoring a whopping 23643 votes on CNET and nearly one thousand bookmarks...

Japan: Blogger takes FCCJ to task over WaiWai editorial

Blogger Aki at Fusou Note takes the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan to task over misinformation in an editorial on the recent WaiWai controversy, pointing out misrepresentations and outright mistakes....

Japan: Toyota's Just-In-Time System and the Akihabara Killings (Part 2)

In the first part of this two-part series, we translated the first half of a blog entry by blogger boiledema, who presented a very personal perspective on the Akihabara massacre...

Blogger of the week: Hanako Tokita

In this week's installment of the Blogger of the Week series we talked to Hanako Tokita, the editor of the Global Voices Lingua site in Japanese and author for Japan,...

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