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Hanako Tokita · December, 2007

I am a Japanese-English translator based in Tokyo.

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Latest posts by Hanako Tokita from December, 2007

Japan: The battle of HCV victims

Stories about tainted blood products are nothing new in Japan. In the 1980s, patients with hemophilia contracted HIV from tainted blood products, the result negligence on the part of the...

Japan: Alpha Blogger Awards 2007

Three years after its establishment in 2004, organizers of the Alpha Blogger Awards, established to showcase influential bloggers in the Japanese blogosphere, have changed their approach. In contrast to previous...

Japan: Pearl Harbor and John Lennon

kitanomizube[jp] reflected on peace and violence on the day of the Pearl Harbor attack, which also happens to be the day John Lennon passed away.

Japan: Welcome, we'll collect your fingerprints and mugshot

tokyodo-2005[jp] has reposted a cartoon by Hashimoto Masaru. “People are not concerned even when the government violates human rights. This probably means that people who live in Japan in fact...

Japan: Three inmates executed

Tomumaru[jp] quotes recent BBC coverage of the Japanese executions of three death row inmates on December 7. The glogger condemns the secrecy of Japanese executions and discusses in detail the...

Japan: Michelin Guide Hits Tokyo

On November 22, the much-talked-about Michelin Guide Tokyo went on sale. With a combination of French connections and something of gastronomical interest, you can never go wrong in Japan. Sure...

Japan: 16 suicide cases in Self Defence Forces

tokyodo-2005 [ja] quotes a November 14 newspaper article which reports 16 cases of suicide among Self-Defence Forces personnel deployed in the Indian Ocean and Iraq this year (up to October)....

Japan: Anti-fingerprinting protest leaflet

Re-entry Japan is a collaborative blog site which offers information and discussion on the newly introduced fingerprinting of non-Japanese nationals in Japan. The site has a protest leaflet which people...

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

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