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· April, 2009

Stories about Japan from April, 2009

6 April 2009

Taiwan: Preserving memories of Losheng

The action of saving the Losheng Sanatorium is not as successful as many people hoped. Many buildings in the sanatorium are being taken apart and taken away. However, many people...

China: Animation industy and Ultraman

5 April 2009

Japan: “Missile” or “Flying Object”?

Japan: Bullying at school, the parents’ point of view

Ijime – the Japanese word for “bullying” – is still a worrying social phenomenon in Japan, despite the “latest” surveys published by the Japanese Ministry of Education [pdf, ja] (no data after...

Palestine: Book by Gazan Blogger Published in Japan

4 April 2009

Japan: Tokyo Marathon 2009

Tokyo Marathon 2009, the largest marathon event in Japan, was held on March 22nd. It felt like everyone in Tokyo knew someone who was competing or had wanted to, and...

Global Job Losses and Returning Migrant Workers

This post focuses on the stories of the unemployed and migrant workers who are returning home to their countries. Job layoffs are perceived by most people as the primary and...

Taiwan: Dancing with the glass eels

The adult eels live in rivers. During the reproduction season in summer, they swim downstream toward the deep sea thousands miles away (besides Philippine and the Mariana Islands) to lay...

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