Scilla Alecci · June, 2010

Latest posts by Scilla Alecci from June, 2010

Japan: Thanks, Blue Samurai!

  30 June 2010

Japan lost to Paraguay 3-5 in a penalty shootout yesterday but the Blue Samurai's performance touched their fans’ heart, Kazumie says.

Japan: A Hayao Miyazaki Profile

  24 June 2010

Trevor Hogg at Flickeringmyth [en] dedicates a series of five posts [en] to the master of Japanese animation Hayao Miyazaki [en]. In the first post, the blogger describes the beginning of the career of the Oscar winner filmaker.

Japan: Okinawa Memorial Day

  23 June 2010

Today marks the 65th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Okinawa [en]. To commemorate this day, blogger 1919yasuyuki uploaded a video [ja] shot at the Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum [en].

Japan: Online seminar on digital journalism

  21 June 2010

Joi Ito holds a weekly seminar on digital journalism at Keio University, that is live broadcast [en] on UStream. Today's guests were New York Times journalist Hiroko Tabuchi and Jun Hoshikawa [en], executive director of Green Peace Japan.

Japan: The première of “The Cove” will be online

  18 June 2010

The Japanese video sharing website Niko Niko Doga [en] announced that, on June 18 at 8 p.m. (Japan time), it will show online the documentary “The Cove” [ja] to the first 2000 users who access the website. The users will also be able to live-comment on the film. At present,...

Japan: A World Cup without Nakamura?

  16 June 2010

Gaki_tsutomu comments [ja] on the absence of midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura from the match [en] that saw Japanese team win 1-0 over Cameroon. The blogger wonders if the player will be relegated to the bench also in the next matches and analyzes coach Okada's strategy.

Japan: Reflection upon the Okinawa issue

  7 June 2010

Kechak considers [ja] both the negative and the positive aspects of the Okinawa question. While, on one hand, former prime minister Hatoyama wasn't able to modify the agreement with the US, on the other hand, he managed to bring attention to the military base issue, that had been ignored for...

Japan: The PM has resigned, long live the PM!

  6 June 2010

Japan is set to have yet another new prime minister, the fifth in as many years. With the resignation of former-PM Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan named his replacement, the talk is again about "change", but has there been too much of it? Bloggers discuss recent changes in the Japanese political landscape.

Japan: And yet another prime minister

  4 June 2010

Ybunya reports [ja] on the election of Naoto Kan as the new prime minister of Japan [en]. According to the blogger, the main reason why the former prime minister had to step down [en], on Wednesday, was the incapacity to resolve the Futenma issue [en].

Japan: Artistic flipnotes

  3 June 2010

Meet Oliver (id:olivercd) [en], a Spanish designer and one of the “Flipnote creators” featured at Hatena Featured Artist, a special section of one of the most popular Japanese blog platforms. See here to enjoy the flipnotes of other artists.

Japan: Tech-savvy fishermen get their business online

  3 June 2010

Asiajin reports [en] that a fishermen cooperative [ja] “launched a fish and seafood e-commerce site that sells what have been caught in Tokyo Bay in the morning of the day.” Some of the fishermen also live-tweet [in Japanese] from their ships every day @ Yoshieimaru (佳栄丸) and @ Kageyamamaru (蔭山丸).

Japan: Prime Minister Hatoyama resigns

  2 June 2010

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation on Wednesday, after just 8 months in office. Tobias Harris at Observing Japan comments [en] on the news [en].