Italian living in Tokyo, between March 2009 and September 2011 I was the Japanese language co-editor for Global Voices with Tomomi Sasaki.
Latest posts by Scilla Alecci from December, 2009
Japan: Things just got worse
“Japanese OO got worse in 2009″. Umeten gives a list [ja] of all the things that got worse in Japan this year, from economy to music magazines to baseball … A link to other blogs or websites for each item.
Japan: Spread the message, translate it
A video interview [en] of Kyo Kageura, head of the project Minna no Honyaku (みんなの翻訳, Translation for all) [ja], a new translation platform that helps NGOs and NPOs to spread their messages thanks to volunteer translators. Global Voices Japan asked him about the challenge of Minna no Honyaku [en], the...
Japan: And the kanji of 2009 is …
Blogger fenetre39 comments [ja] on the kanji, or chinese character, chosen by the Kanji Kentei Foundation as representative of 2009. The kanji is 新 (ara or shin), meaning “new”. In the blogger`s opinion, the reason of the choice [ja] is mainly due to the “new” government that took power in August.
Japan: Peace picture books
The pacifist association called Peace Picture Books [ja, en] published online their last story titled Evil & Punishment: psychology of punishment [en]. On the same website it`s possible to read picture books by different illustrators.
Japan: A short documentary on Japanese Social Media
At the Medifes event, Global Voices interviewed some participants to provide an overview of the local scene through the eyes and voices of those who try to make a difference in the media landscape of Japan.
Japan: An overview of mouth watering gourmet blogs
Japanese cuisine is rich in variety and it varies a great deal according to the season and the region, and trying out food at various restaurants, so called tabearuki (食べ歩き), is a hobby shared by many people in Japan. Uploading pictures of the delicacies to be had at a special...
Japan: Worst Corruption Cases of 2009
The Berlin based Trasparency International published a summary [en, pdf] of the 10 Worst Corruption Cases of 2009 (in Japan).
Japan: A History of Modern Japanese Literary Criticism
Ryan Morrison of Neojaponisme gives an overview [en] of the history of modern Japanese literary criticism.