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Jens Wilkinson

I am a translator living in Tokyo. I help moderate several lists on Japan, including the community, a group working on issues of discrimination. In addition, I am the designer of an international language called Neo Patwa, and have a blog here.

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Latest posts by Jens Wilkinson

Japan: Sumo Wrestling Takes a Beating

It’s been a tough few months in the world of Sumo wrestling, Japan’s “national sport.” First, Mongolian wrestler Asashoryu, one of two yokozuna (the top wrestling class) returned to his...

Japan: New Justice Minister wants “automatic” executions

New Justice Minister Hatoyama Kunio, upon taking office on September 25 (actually at his outgoing press conference, before he was reappointed to the position), stated that he supported creating a...

Japanese cameraman killed in Myanmar

During a demonstration on September 27, Japanese photojournalist Nagai Kenji was killed while reporting on the ongoing unrest in Myanmar. Initially, news reports were that Nagai had likely been struck...

Japan: Fukuda Slated to Be Next PM

In the Liberal Democratic Party election held on Sunday the 24th, Fukuda Yasuo defeated opponent Aso Taro, and is slated to become the next Prime Minister. He will follow Abe...

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