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12 March 2007

Stories from 12 March 2007

Japan: self-injury

  12 March 2007

James blogs about a recent survey by Japan Health Ministry: 15% of Japanese women between the ages of 20 and 24 cut themselves.

Japan: salmon skin

  12 March 2007

Researchers from Hokkaido University have created artificial blood vessels using collagen derived from the skin of salmon – more from Pink Tentacle.

Japan: abortion law

  12 March 2007

Joe from Multantfrog discusses about the abortion law in Japan. Its origin is related to the Eugenic Protection Act, which is to prevent the birth of progeny which are undesirable from a eugenic standpoint, while protecting the life and health of mothers.

Trinidad & Tobago: New Shakespeare play?

  12 March 2007

“How this previously unknown Shakespeare play came to be in the West Indian Reference Library in Port of Spain I don't know,” writes blogger Jeremy Taylor, as he runs an excerpt from the aforementioned work, which describes events bearing “an uncanny resemblance to events in Trinidad and Tobago this last...

Jamaica: On Islamic fundamentalism

  12 March 2007

Jamaican novelist Marlon James weighs in on the actions of Ahmed Akkari, who circulated a suspicious photocopy designed to inflame Muslim sensibiliites à la the Danish cartoons.

Russia: SakhalinExpats.com Forum

  12 March 2007

Tim Newman of White Sun of the Desert sets up an online forum for Sakhalin expats: “Considering the number of expats here and the size of the oil and gas projects both present and future, it always surprised me how little information is available to anyone coming here, or indeed...

Guatemala: Purification after Bush's Visit

  12 March 2007

Ecuadorean-Mexican blogger Eduardo Arcos can't help but draw attention to the fact that some indigenous Guatemalan organizations will purify holy places [ES] following the visit of George W. Bush. Arcos adds, “I still don't understand why Bush insists on visiting Latin American countries. Nobody wants him.”

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