apeescape

Bilingual/bicultural in Japanese and American, I do a little science on the environment, while looking for a place to live. I also do pro bono English-Japanese translations at Skeptical Science — a climate science blog.

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Japan: Decline of Students Studying in the U.S. and Overseas

  5 July 2010

Despite the increasing number of people studying abroad via study abroad programs, the overall rate of Japanese college students studying abroad seems to be decreasing across the board — even accounting for Japan's declining birthrate. What is the cause of this remarkable decline?

Japan Government: On the Fall of the Employment System

  28 March 2010

A think tank for Japan's Cabinet, the Economic and Social Research Institute (内閣府 経済社会総合研究所) (ESRI) published a study that quantified the present status of lifetime employment and seniority-based wage (i.e. the Japanese employment system). They used the data (1989-2008) from Basic Survey on Wage Structure (賃金構造基本統計調査) (BSWS) of the Ministry of...

Japan: Long life to bluefin tuna. The experts’ word.

  27 March 2010

With 68 countries voting against, CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species that regulates the international trade of wild animals and plants, rejected a ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna, that was slated for listing on Appendix One, i.e. a complete ban.

College Students Protest on Japanese Employment @ TOKYO

  26 January 2010

Spurred by a protest late last year by a small number of college students in Hokkaido Prefecture, a number of students in Tokyo organized for a demonstration protesting against Japan's employment system. Coming together under the name “College Graduates Protest on Japanese Employment @ TOKYO” (就活くたばれデモ@TOKYO [ja]) , the organization...

Japan: Blogosphere Opinions on “Climategate”

  20 January 2010

This article is a little late to the fray, but “Climategate” was also a topic of interest in Japan. Although the controversy was not as strong say compared to the U.S. or U.K., many Japanese bloggers voiced their opinions.

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Bilingual/bicultural in Japanese and American, does a little science on the environment, teaching on english/math/stats and ponders on brink of the kakehashi of cultures.


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