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Oiwan Lam · January, 2010

A media activist, researcher and educator currently based in Hong Kong. My Chinese writings are in and my Twitter account is @oiwan.

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Latest posts by Oiwan Lam from January, 2010

Japan: Sit-In Protest against US Helipads in Okinawa

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.

Japan: Micro-gardens

Palmsundae from Tokyo Green Space blogs about the micro-gardening practice in old Tokyo neighborhood.

South Korea: Why do Koreans like cute things?

Ask a Korean! tries to answer the question on why Koreans like cute things.

China: Animal cruelty law

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.

Japan: Peace walkers

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.

Japan: The Japan-China-U.S. trade relation

MTC from Shisaku shows the changes among Japan, China and U.S relation with a statistical illustration on foreign trade.

Japan: Website Localization

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...

South Korea: Mediact to be dismantled

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...

China: Sexism in Han Han’s Film Review?

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.

China: Wedding banquet

Maryannodonnell blogs about Chinese wedding style – banquet and happy wine.

China: War of Internet Addiction

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...

Japan: Doraemon Jet

Pink Tentacle reports on the Japan Airline's anime-themed aircraft, Doraemon Jet.

China: Hillary Talks About the Problem of the Chinese Internet

Max R from China Geeks translated human rights lawyer Liu Xiaoyuan's comments to Hillary's talks about the problem of the Chinese Internet.

China: No more dirty joke via SMS

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...

Hong Kong: A Post-50s Professional in Support of Today's Post-80s

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.

China: The future of mobile media

DANWEI has a short Q & A with Lu Gang, co-founder of and OpenWeb.Asia and chief editor of, on the future of mobile media.

Japan: Kawaii Ambassadors

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.

China: The Internet is freer than ever?

C. Custer criticized Shaun Rein’s recent column in Forbes about China internet freedom.

Hong Kong: Media harassment of activist

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...

Japan: Tokyo as example for how to rebuild Haiti

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”.

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