Latest posts by Scilla Alecci from 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.
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.
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].
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.
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,...
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.
The Tokyo Reporter republishes an interview [en] with professor Masatoshi Koshiba, who was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002 “for pioneering contributions to astrophysics, in particular for the detection of cosmic neutrinos” [en].
Following threatening calls and protest by right-wing activists, some theaters decided to pull "The Cove". Bloggers discuss the pros and cons of screening the documentary in the country, where it was filmed.
Ayumi at Kiss-sui edited and translated into English an interview with Naoki Urasawa [en], the author of the mangas “20th Century Boys” [en] and “Monster” [en]. (The interview first appeared in August 2009 edition of the magazine AERA.)
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 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.
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].
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.
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).
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].