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Hanako Tokita · May, 2007

I am a Japanese-English translator based in Tokyo.

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Latest posts by Hanako Tokita from May, 2007

Japan: Listen to the voices of the Tokyo fire bombing victims

112 people, including the victims and their families of the 1945 Tokyo fire bombing, are suing the Japanese goverment for an official apology and 1.2 billion yen compensation. On March...

Japan: Mail from Henoko

dr.stonefly reprints an email sent by an activist in Henoko, urging the readers to take direct action in the protest against the marine survey. The email describes a fierce collision...

Which father is my real father?: Japan's 300-day rule

In early May, the Japanese government announced that it will take a special measure to recognise children born within 300 days of their mother's divorce, given that the mothers became...

Japan: Japanese 30-somethings not happy

shigeto2004 refers to and gives an analysis on the result of an online survey conducted by Japanese newspaper Yomiuri on workers in their 30s. This entry is followed by an...

Civil movements in Japan and Korea

kenzo , an architect actively involved in an anti-gentrification movement in the Shimokitazawa area of Tokyo, talks about his recent experience of receiving a group of enthusiastic urban planning students...

Japan: “Battle in Henoko”: Self-Defense Forces sent to Henoko to suppress protesters

GVO previously reported about a protest against the construction of a new heliport in Henoko Bay, Okinawa last week. Blogger dr-stonefly quotes news broadcast on Nippon TV that the Japanese...

Japan: On PM Abe's Yasukuni offering

Japanese blogger shigeto2004 comments on PM Abe's recent offering of “masakaki” to Yasukuni shrine during the shrine's spring festival last month. He also criticises the ambiguity of the series of...

Japan: “Parental Studies”

The Japanese government has recently come up with a proposal for introducing so-called “oyagaku”, or parental education, as part of its education al reform program. Japanese MP Hosaka Nobuto criticises...

Japan: Precariat May Day march sparks debate

On April 30, among many other May Day gatherings, “MayDay for Freedom and Lives” took place in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Subtitled “Resistance of the Precariat”, over 400 people including freeters, part...

Government campaign for “Beautiful Japan”

Blogger tokyodo-2005 came up with a rough estimate for the amount of money spent by the Japanese government (Ja) on an advertisement that recently appeared in major newspapers. The ad...

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I write for gyaku, a bilingual Japanese/English media project based in Japan.

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