Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2007
David Weber in Japundit blogs about the winter purification-through-freezing-water rituals in Japan.
China Diligence has an article about certain landmarks / issues to look out for as China makes the transition from “from self-loathing acolyte to over-confident preacher.”
Xueyong suggested that by improving rural women's education, China can achieve a better population policy (zh).
A blog that tells you the most updated news about Xinjiang, with daily translation of local news.
IFTF from virtual China found a video clip about the Internet addiction clinic in Beijing.
Jamie from interlocals.net reports on an interesting alternative fashion show in Seoul: The clothes were made and modeled by the women who made them as well as by a number of prominent figures from Korean civil society. The participants from civil society included labour union activists from the largest and...
Days in Daechuri has the latest updates on the anti military base movement in Daechuri: The villagers, exhausted by several years of resistance to government threats and attacks, have in principle agreed to move out of their village. However, other Koreans continue to organize against the US base expansion.
Adamu highlights some figures in the recent marriage statistics in Japan: In 1995, most internationally marrying Japanese men (35%) took Filipina brides, while a quarter of them married Chinese women. In 2005, the tables were turned, with only 30% marrying Filipinas and 35% marrying Chinese.
Ampontan blogs about the recent Japan wave from South Korea in term of tourism to Kyushu. Korean tourists, by taking the high speed jetfoils across the sea of Japan, can comfortably depart from Busan after breakfast and reach the Port of Hakata by lunchtime. The blogger believes that the emergence...
Micheal Turton from the View from Taiwan gives us more background concerning the change of textbook content in Taiwan: This is part of a continuing wave of pro-Taiwan educational changes that began back in the 1990s with the introduction of Taiwan-focused junior high history texts. In 1997 the Ministry of...
The China media project has a report on the Chinese government's recent move to develop a “civilized web”.
Wang Xiao feng explains why he uses four-letter words in his blog. The most frequent word is stupid-ass, because there are plenty of them… (zh)
Kaie blogs about his experience in Beijing University's hospital, in particular the distribution use of medicine, to discuss about the possible impact of “government leading” medical reform. He concludes: government leading = unequal distribution + quantity rather than quality in medical treatment (zh). In the comment section, some disagreed with...
Sohoxiaobao has collected more criticism on the movie The city of Golden Armor. This time the criticism came directly from local film makers, some accused that the film was spreading “spiritual pollution” (zh). However, the movie has already made 23.72 million yuan (around US3 millions) in the ticket offices all...
myspace.cn is now under construction, it belongs to a company called Mai Sibei (Putonghua pronunciation of Myspace). More information from DANWEI.
The lunar new year of pig is approaching, Hayford at China History group blog writes about the meaning of pig in different cultures.
Matts at Gusts Of Popular Feeling discusses about plastic surgery in South Korea, for beauty or for speaking better English.
Michael Hurt at Scribblings of the Metropolitician blogs about how the South Korean society, especially schools, deal with suicide: many schools actively ban any talk of the student's actions at atl, as if it's a big secret that no one knows about.
ESWN translates a local newspapers article which analyzed the PR strategy of Parkn'shop over the codfish/oilfish label issue.
Matt in Gust of popular feelings blogs about his experience of Seoul city culture: eating places, cafes, etc. Such spaces are disappearing with redevelopment plan, the upcoming one is Hongdae redevelopment.
Ampontan introduces the Namba Yasaka Shinto Shrine in Osaka: The outdoor structure is called the Ojishi-den, or Palace of the Great Lion. Visitors say it’s about the size of a three-story building, and officially it is 12 meters high, 11 meters wide, and 10 meters deep. The ferocious face is...