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Chris Salzberg · May, 2007

Writer/translator/web developer living in Tokyo, Japan. Between April 2007 and March 2009, I was the Japanese language editor for Global Voices. Follow me on Twitter or check out stuff I've done on github.

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Latest posts by Chris Salzberg from May, 2007

Japan: “Thought Check” Screening for Citizen Judges

While news in Japan this week has been understandably fixated on the sensational suicide of Agriculture Minister Matsuoka Toshikatsu, another story revealed in a blog entry by Diet member Hosaka...

Japan: More on the suicide of Matsuoka Toshikatsu

Japan: Agriculture Minister commits suicide

Japan: Love Hotels Find a Way

Lotto Fever strikes BIG in Japan

People across Japan turned out in large numbers last week to line up and get their hands on tickets for “BIG”, a variation on the soccer lottery “toto” operated by...

Japan: The Hair Police

Japan: Thoughts on the (English-language) Blog Scene

Japan: Marriage and “Casual Infidelity”

Japan: Bridging the Generation Gap

What with all the news last week of beheadings, shoot-outs and baby dumping — and subsequent soul-searching on the part of Japanese bloggers, at a loss for what to make...

Japan: Background to Constitutional Revision

Japan: Strange Confession Note

Japan: Who's the real nationalist?

Beheadings, Shoot-outs and Baby Dumping: Where is Japan heading?

News stories covered this week by the mainstream news media in Japan have shaken Japanese society, with many wondering where their country is heading and what has happened to the...

Japan: A Report from the Henoko Protest

Japan: Skepticism about Government plans to switch to Linux

Japan's Pacifist Constitution, 60 Years Later

Early last week on May 3rd, amid widespread debate and discussion on the topic, Japan celebrated the 60th anniversary of its constitution. The anniversary comes at a time when Japanese...

Japan: Forced Confessions

Japan: Summary of Tojo Yasukuni Debate

Japan: Summary of Recent Articles about the Japanese Constitution

Japan: Lithographs of Tokyo in Ruins

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