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Hanako Tokita · April, 2008

I am a Japanese-English translator based in Tokyo.

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Latest posts by Hanako Tokita from April, 2008

Japan: Where has all the butter gone?

Where is the butter? — cry Japanese consumers who have been hunting everywhere for the dairy product. The drastic reduction in raw milk production, complicated by hikes in the price...

Japan: Architect bloggers stand against redevelopment plan

One of the most prominent modern architectural works in Japan is facing possible demolition. Japan Post, privatized last October, announced last year its plan to build a 200m building in...

Japan: Family registry system and same-sax couples

Blogger Maruyama Teruno discusses the gay-unfriendly nature of the Japanese family registry system, referred to as koseki, and argues that the system lacks consideration for the privacy of individuals. Even...

Japan: 7th Tokyo Pride Parade announced

7th Tokyo Pride Parade (TTP7th) has been announced and the official blog [jp]has been launched. Scheduled for August 9, the theme for this year's TPP is “matsuri”, or festival in...

Japan in full bloom

Spring has come to Japan with the first cherry blossoms of the year. People anxiously wait for the blossom forecast announced by the Meteorological Agency, while marking their calendar for...

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


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