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Keiko Tanaka · September, 2012

civic media enthusiast. interested in digital engagement, radio, youth culture. B.A. in Journalism, M.S. in Information Technology.

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Latest posts by Keiko Tanaka from September, 2012

Japan: Anxiety Over Human Rights Commission Bill

A bill to set up a Human Rights Commission has been met with opposition from different parties and citizens. The bill aims to set up an independent commission for human...

Japan: Petition to Release Violin from Frankfurt Customs

On August 16, 2012, German customs officials at Frankfurt Airport seized a Guarneri violin from Japanese professional musician Yuzuko Horigome when she failed to present correct documentation. They demanded that she...

Japan: Citizens Respond to New Nuclear Power Policies

Individuals with vested interests in nuclear power have been named to lead a regulatory commission of the Japanese government that will play crucial role in determining whether to phase out...

Japan: Misreporting on “1,000 Chinese Boats” Headed for Disputed Islands

The watchdog for accuracy in news reporting in Japan reports [ja] in its website gohoo.org that several major Japanese newspapers have recently written posts on the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands, which are...

Japan: Film Festival to Celebrate Peace Day

On Peace Day, 21 September, the UNITED FOR PEACE FILM FESTIVAL 2012 will be held in Yokohama, Japan. Students from around the globe have entered five minute videos – watch...

Japan: Fukushima Nuclear Cleanup Worker Dangers Revealed

A citizen media news video has revealed the dangerous conditions that cleanup workers in Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant are finding themselves in. The plant was damaged by last year's...

Japan: Radio Airs Story of Fukushima Province Evacuee

Multilingual community radio station FMYY in Kobe has aired a radio drama titled “Under Invisible Clouds” [ja], the story of Yasuko Sasaki, one evacuee from the town of Namie in...

Japan: Kansai Queer Film Festival Kicks Off

Japan's 7th Kansai Queer Film Festival kicks off in Osaka this weekend September 15-17, and will be held in Kyoto on October 12-14. It celebrates and shows various films that focus on...

Japan: House of Representatives Passes ACTA

ACTA and three other motions were all adopted together in a plenary session [ja] of the Japanese House of Representatives on September 6, 2012. 

Japan: Fukushima Women Gather Against Nuclear Power

Former United Nations worker Kaori Izumi called for a “Vote for Solidarity” [ja] in order to change Japan's policies around nuclear energy at a gathering of Fukushima women on August 29,...

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