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Matt McClellan

I'm a fourth year Pacific and Asian Studies major at UVIC with a particular focus on Japan. I enjoy learning about Japanese culture and history and reading about modern society, along with the occasional Japanese drama and variety show thrown in for good measure.

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Latest posts by Matt McClellan

5 August 2015

Metal Titans From the US and Japan Agree to an Epic Giant Robot Battle

American and Japanese robotics companies Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industries have agreed to participate in a giant robot battle one year from now.

11 July 2015

Japan’s ‘Double’ Miss Universe Tests the Country’s Changing Attitudes on Race

"So what if Ariana doesn't look like a pure-blooded Japanese? Her mom's Japanese...and she said her daughter's acclimated to Japanese culture. Ariana's an elegant Japanese woman!"

3 July 2015

You Can Now Legally Dance the Night Away in Japan

Late-night club-goers are celebrating the end of a police crackdown that shut dancing just when the party was getting started.

17 June 2015

Bicyclists, Hang Up That Phone. Japan’s Traffic Laws Just Got Tougher

The newly revised laws are meant to curb dangerous behaviour, such as riding through stop signs, failing to yield to pedestrians, and riding while drunk or holding an umbrella.

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