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4 July 2006

Stories from 4 July 2006

Japan: Geisha performances

David Weber from Japundit blogs about the Kamogawa Odori which is a geisha dance performance presented in the late spring in the Pontocho district of Kyoto (with many photos).

Japan and Hong Kong: Free use logo

Ben Ng blogs about the free use practice and logo in Japan and hope that Hong Kong can take the experience from Japan to balance between intellectual property rights and...

Hong Kong: July 1

A citizen reporter from Taiwan blogs about his experience on the July 1st demonstration this year in InMediaHK. The writer has joined the July 1st rally for three years hoping...

Philippines: Tamagotchi fever

In a post tiltled “I am a dad again” the blogger at Notes from the Peanut Gallery talks about how he got hooked into Tamagotchi world after taking care of...

Cambodia: Aids Awareness

Cambodia is mobilising gay men to help raise awareness about AIDS. Cambodia has one of the highest infection rate in South East Asia. Vutha in Cambodia has more details.

China: pollution of the long river

ESWN blogs a series of striking photos from BBS wenxue city on the pollution of the long river, also known as Chang Jiang and Yangtse River.

China: Beijing earthquake

Yesterday (July 4) an earthquake (5.1 Richter scale) occurred in Hebei region. Zhang blogs about his 2 seconds earthquake experience and wonders why China earthquake administration did not forecast it...

China: Body check up

Makzhou in Human-error processor blogs about his experience in body check, his package was 275 yuan (around USD35) and there was a long queue. During his body check, he found...

Mexico's 2006 Elections

In what has already been a year of crucial and close elections throughout Latin America, one would think that Mexico's day at the polls would be treated by bloggers as...

Sounds of Africa

As you read this the World Cup is in it's Semi Final stages with Italy knocking the host Germany out. So far it has been a wonderful festival of football...

Colombia: Blackface at Bogota Pride

Andrés Duque has a thorough summary of pride parades from around Latin America, including a disturbed observation of the use of blackface imagery in Colombia.

Russia: State Duma Deputy's Journal

Yevgeniy Roizman, 43, is more than just a Russian State Duma deputy. He is also the founder of Russia's only privately-owned religious icon museum (called Nevyanskaya Ikona, 600 works); has...

Argentina: Los Pichiciegos

Posthegemony reviews Los Pichiciegos, set during the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, by Argentine author Rodolfo Fogwill.

Uruguay: Art and Feminism

Ani has an article about “art and feminism in uruguay”.

Venezuela: On Again Off Again Primary Elections

Oil Wars pleads to Venezuela's opposition candidates that they soon make up their mind over whether to hold primary elections or not.

India: The rains in Mumbai

Dina on the rains in Mumbai. How everything we had known about the rains has changed after the downpour last year. “But we never feared it. We sort of knew...

Nepal: Army and the Maoists

Maoists, the army and ordinary people at United We Blog! “As soon as Kailash, younger son in the Poudel family, joined the army, threats started coming in from the Maoist...

Sri Lanka: Peace and War

Moju on women in Sri Lanka waging peace. “WE, the women of Sri Lanka, Singhalese, Tamil, Muslim and Burgher, irrelevant of race, caste, creed or religion, start our battle to...

Pakistan: Cremation and Burial

Metroblogging Lahore on Shamshaan Ghaats – or cremation grounds, and the politics of converting these to burial grounds. “After Independence in 1947, all Shamshaam-ghaats in Lahore were destroyed in wake...

Nigeria: Presidential jet

Chippla takes a look at the case of two Nigerian journalists currently charged under sedition laws left over from colonial times after they questioned the cost of the president's newly...

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