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Scilla Alecci · February, 2010

Italian living in Tokyo, between March 2009 and September 2011 I was the Japanese language co-editor for Global Voices with Tomomi Sasaki.

 

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Latest posts by Scilla Alecci from February, 2010

Japan: Blogging from a locked room

  28 February 2010

What if you found yourself trapped in a room of your house with the door lock broken and few tools with you? This is what happened to Fumiko Fumio. Equipped with a camera and his faithful laptop the blogger diarized his adventure as he lived it. Asking advices on twitter...

Japan: Sapporo Snow Festival 2010

  18 February 2010

At Pinktentacle some pictures of the amazing snow sculptures realized and exhibited at the Sapporo Snow Festival (in the northern island of Hokkaido).

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Japan: When forced confessions lead justice astray

  11 February 2010

The recent Ashikaga case [en] saw a man acquitted after serving 17 years in prison after being convicted of murdering a child because of inaccurate DNA tests. It has once again brought to light the problem of false confessions used by Japanese police. In the past, the methods adopted by...

Japan: Learning the art of diplomacy from a mobster

  10 February 2010

Blogger at U-SUKE's tumblr says [ja] he learnt the art of diplomacy from a former mobster. This the yakuza's advice: “During negotiations, you know, the one who looses his temper looses the game. First of all you listen carefully to what the other party has to say. Then, when he...

Yakuza and cops have something to teach

  4 February 2010

Former Yomiuri Shimbun journalist Jake Adelstein writes of his experience as crime reporter in Japan in two juicy entries titled Everything I Ever Really Needed to Know I learned From The Yakuza or The Cops 1 & 2 [en].

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