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11 October 2006

Stories from 11 October 2006

Japan: Samurai village on sale

Kaishin in Japundit reports that a samurai theme park is on sale now, and the price is roughly: USD$8,200,000.

Japan: savings

One in four households in Japan have no savings, alexpappas blogs about a survey result.

Hong Kong: excess education

BWG blogs a survey about how parents in Hong Kong react when they got frustrated with their kids’ studies: Get out! go away! I don't want to see you anymore.

China: fairness and justice

Ai wei wei discusses the way how the government deal with fairness and justice by presenting two legal cases: Let us discuss fairness and equality, the foundations for social morality....

China: digital sex

Wang Xiao-feng discusses about the fashion of “digital sex” writings and its potential impact on sex attitude in China (zh): some writers pretend to be experts in sex, but the...

China: little fatty net

Lyn Jeffery in Virtual China introduces a new website called “little fatty net”. It is a new generation youth website.

Bermuda: The sound of independence

Valentine Michael Smith reports on a meeting convened in Bermuda to discuss the subject of independence, where 23% of the attendeed were “confused expats thinking they were attending a screening...

Bermuda: Bishop takes a stand

A Bermudian bishop earns points from the Limey for his refusal to support an interdenominational church service he believes excludes homosexuals.

Belize: Culture shock

MTV veejay-turned-Belize eco resort owner Simone Elgeln looks back on her early days in Belize when she and her husband invited a few people to watch movies at their home...

Jamaica: Work with passion

“While our system of education has tragedy written into its script, with a 16 year old having to choose four subjects on which to “concentrate” to the exclusion of others,...

Kazakhstan: Deep Purple

Deep Purple is getting ready to rock Almaty for two nights, reports neweurasia.

Trinidad & Tobago: Poet Mervyn Taylor

Geoffrey Philp launches a new writers series called “In My Own Words” with Trinidadian poet Mervyn Taylor.

Georgia: Javakheti Armenians

Onnik Krikorian reports on protests and unhappiness among Georgia's ethnic Armenian community.

Central Asia: Corruption & Parking

neweurasia reports on the correlation between a Central Asian and Caucasus states’ levels of corruption and parking violations for members of their UN missions.

Kazakhstan: The Georgia-Russia Conflict reports on how the conflict between Georgia and Russia creates problems for Kazakhstan.

Uzbekistan: Fall From Favor

Sean Roberts discusses how last year's Andijon uprising is being used to arrest political figures who have fallen from favor.

The Week that Was – Bolivian Blogs

An isolated mining town called Huanuni, located in the Department of Oruro, was the center of attention in Bolivia after violent clashes between groups of miners. In question were the...

Russia: Soviet Ethnic Types Guide

The Accidental Russophile posts what looks like “a Soviet police memo identifying ethnic types.”

Czech Republic: Political Scandals translates a piece on the Czech Republic's most recent political scandals.

Russia: A Reaction on a Journalist's Murder

Boo shares her reaction on the murder of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

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