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Chris Salzberg · June, 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 June, 2007

Japanese Enlist for Billy's Boot Camp

Billy's Boot Camp has hit Japan, and Japanese bloggers are talking all about the show's star, Billy Blanks. Athlete of the year in the USA Karete Hall of Fame and...

Japan: Anti-freeze Toothpaste and Toxic Thomas

Last week, reports emerged that two Japanese companies were recalling thousands of Chinese toothpaste products sold to hotels across the country after the health ministry reported finding that they contained...

Japan: Freak Accidents

TokyoMango reports on freak accidents in Tokyo in the news today: a 28-year old woman was strolling in Shinjuku when a sign from a pizza place fell on her head,...

Japan: Video Art, Media and Zen

An interview with Montreal-born Japan-based video producer Michael Goldberg has been posted at gyaku. In the interview, Goldberg discusses his experience with media art movements in the 60s and 70s,...

Japan: Confidential Police Files Leaked, Again

What do a group of sex crime victims, police informants, traffic violators, members of Japan's largest crime syndicate and a man being stalked by his girlfriend all have in common...

Japan: Death of a Pop Star

Blogger shisaku has a great post about the death of Sakai Izumi, singer and songwriter for the group ZARD and “the Voice of the Lost Decade” in Japan.

Japan: The Disappearing Pension Accounts

For the past few weeks, pressure has been intensifying against the Japanese government over its apparent mismanagement of over 50 million public pension accounts belonging to millions of Japanese citizens....

Japan: Surveillance of Citizen Groups

Japan Observer compares coverage of revelations that “a special Japanese Ground Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) unit conducted surveillance against citizens’ groups and political parties opposed to the dispatch of JSDF troops...

Japan: The Matsuoka Suicide

The story is now over a week old, and yet the sensational suicide of Agriculture Minister Matsuoka Toshikatsu, who hung himself in his apartment on May 28th and later died...

Japan: The Battle of Okinawa Again

Jeff at Jeff's Okinawa Blog reflects on the poetry of Wilfred Owen, whose poetry about World War I Jeff connects with the Battle of Okinawa (Japan). Jeff writes: “if there...

Japan: Declining Language Skills

Ampontan has translated an interview by Nishinippon Shimbun with Mieno Yasushi, the former governer of the Bank of Japan, on the topic of “the state of contemporary Japanese education and...

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