· December, 2008

Stories about Japan from December, 2008

Japan: Ikeda on the Fall of Japanese

  5 December 2008

Minae Mizumura‘s The Fall of the Japanese Language in the Age of English, which sparked debate recently in Japan on the future of the country's national language, is the subject of a blog post [ja] by Nobuo Ikeda. Ikeda writes that his wife had bought the book and described it...

Japan: Print Media in Crisis

  4 December 2008

Ampontan translated an article from a magazine which gives an overview of the problems faced by the Japanese print media with a few suggestions for overcoming those problems.

Japan: Fukuoka Bar Association requests halt to Street View

  4 December 2008

Matimulog reports on news that the Fukuoka Bar Association has made a declaration requesting that Google halt its Street View service [ja], launched in August of this year in Japan to mixed reviews, due to its violation of the right to privacy. The blogger writes: “I can't help but wonder:...

Japan: Spoofing Aso

  3 December 2008

Englishman posted a few photos spoofing Japan's prime minister Taro Aso's wit in his speech.

Japan: World AIDS Day Series and the Red Walk

  2 December 2008

As a part of wAds (World Aids Day Series) [jp], the HIV/AIDS prevention and education campaign taking place between October and December, many people this year have again participated in the Red Walk in Tokyo. As blogger Koji describes at Koji no Shiiteki Nikki [Kojiの恣意的日記], on the 30th of November...

Japan: Japanese man living in Mexico City Int'l Airport

  2 December 2008

Blogger que es que, a Japanese living in Guadalajara (Mexico), commented on news concerning Hiroshi Nohara [en], a Japanese man who has been living for months in the Benito Juarez International Airport of Mexico City. The blogger writes that they would like one day to experience Nohara's free style of...

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