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· October, 2008

Stories about Japan from October, 2008

11 October 2008

Bahrain: The pleasures and perils of studying abroad

Although Bahrain has a number of universities, both government and private, many Bahrainis have the opportunity to go abroad to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies, often by means of scholarships....

Japan: Chart Maniax

10 October 2008

Japan: Rikimaru Toho, the first manga narrating cantastoria

His stage name is Rikimaru Tōhō, he defines himself a “manga reader”, and for five years he has been enchanting hundreds of passersby with his performances in the suburbs of...

Japan: Machida city council requests regulation of Street View

7 October 2008

Bahrain: Unwelcome Company in Japan

Japan: Street View and Public Space

The debate about Google's new Street View service in Japan, which sparked criticisms following its launch over a perceived lack of cultural sensitivity, has come back into the spotlight with...

Japan and South Korea: Cross Media Ownership

Japan: Nikkei drops below 10,000 yen

Japan: Children and mobile phones