Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2010
TenThousandThings from Kurashi blogs about a sit-in protest against the construction of US Helipads in Yanbaru Forest, a mountainous region full of biodiversity in the northern part of Okinawa.
Palmsundae from Tokyo Green Space blogs about the micro-gardening practice in old Tokyo neighborhood.
Ask a Korean! tries to answer the question on why Koreans like cute things.
Joel Martinsen translates the mainstream media's discussion on drafting of animal cruelty law. The new law may ban the selling and eating of dog and cat's meat.
TenThousandThings from Kurashi reports on a 4-month peace walk from Okinawa to Tokyo calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
MTC from Shisaku shows the changes among Japan, China and U.S relation with a statistical illustration on foreign trade.
Motoko discusses the need for foreign websites to be localized into Japanese: If your website is not in Japanese, it would have little to no chances of being found in the search results in Japan.
Mediact, South Korea's first public media center, will be dismantled in 1st of February under the Lee Myung Bak's government (more from interlocals). A petition has been launched to save the center.
C. Custer posts the question on whether Han Han, a famous Chinese writer, is using sexist language in his comment on the woman director of the recent movie Confucius.
Maryannodonnell blogs about Chinese wedding style – banquet and happy wine.
DigiCha introduces an online video called “War of Internet Addiction” which a satire on the government’s attempt to “harmonize” China’s Internet with forced installations of “Green Dam Youth Escort” and the travails of Chinese World of Warcraft players over the last several months.
Pink Tentacle reports on the Japan Airline's anime-themed aircraft, Doraemon Jet.
Max R from China Geeks translated human rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan's comments to Hillary's talks about the problem of the Chinese Internet.
According to last week's Xinhuanet report, Mobile China Shanghai branch will start suspending a mobile phone's SMS function if they find the number distribute “vulgar”, “pornographic” and other illegal contents(Details see GVA). Other cities and mobile companies also carry out similar practices since the beginning of 2010. The new policy...
ITvoices posted a support statement to the young generation (post 80s) who protest against the abuse of public expense in the construction of the world's most expensive rail.
DANWEI has a short Q & A with Lu Gang, co-founder of Kuukie.com and OpenWeb.Asia and chief editor of Mobinode.com, on the future of mobile media.
Harvey blogs about the appointment three Kawaii ambassadors by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The government expects they will increase international understanding of Japan and its people.
C. Custer criticized Shaun Rein’s recent column in Forbes about China internet freedom.
tj_legg blogs about the dirty act of a local magazine in publishing student activist Christina Chan Hau-man's bathroom pictures in the cover. The blogger interprets the dirty tactic as a mean to silence Chan.
palmsundae comments on New York Times’ story about post-war Japan's experience in rebuilding Tokyo. The blogger provides more background on the idea of “user generated-cities”.
DANWEI blogs about SARFT's response to the rumor that the mega-hit Avatar has been ordered to stop its run early in order to make way for Confucius. Meanwhile, workers in Guangzhou started using Avatar as their protest slogan.