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Scilla Alecci · October, 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 October, 2010

Japan Blog Festival

  18 October 2010

Todd's Wanderings hosts the October Japan Blog Matsuri (or festival), “dedicated to the best Japan has to offer…or at least what YOU think are Japan’s best places, experiences, activities…whatever.” The theme for this month is Japan Highlights and here are the guidelines [en] to submit a post.

Japan: Udon noodle to cause water pollution

  17 October 2010

On Blog Action Day, Japanstyle reported the news [en] that udon (thick wheat-flour noodle) caused water pollution in Kagawa Prefecture (Shikoku Island). According to the post, the problem would be the poor drainage system as “In the region without sewer, the water left over after boiling udon which contained high...

Japan: Ancient anatomical illustrations

  16 October 2010

Pinktentacle published a series of anatomical illustrations [en] that date back to the Edo period (1603-1868). Each illustration is followed by a caption that describes the publication where it first appeared and its scientific value.

Japan: Virtual water

  15 October 2010

On Blog Action Day Masato Fukushima reflects [ja] on the concept of Virtual Water [ja]. Japan has a very low food self-sufficiency ratio and rely on imports, he explains, adding that imported food is cultivated and processed using the water of other countries and that Japanese should keep it in...

Japan: Straw Art Festival

  10 October 2010

Japanstyle published pictures [en] of the Wara Art Matsuri [ja], where giant mammoths, dinosaurs and other sculptures made of straw were exhibited in Uwasekigata Park (Niigata Prefecture, western Japan).

Japan: Photos of a WW2 Shipyard

  8 October 2010

Michael Gakuran published pictures of the Ruins of the Imari Kawanami WWII Shipyard [en], which was used as a munitions factory in and as a ship factory during the war.

Japan: Economic crisis and demography

  4 October 2010

What if Japan's economic crisis could be explained with a change in the demography of the country? Paul Krygman at Truthout argues [en] that the crisis might be “not so scary after all” and related to the aging of Japan's workforce.

Japan: A viewpoint on the Chinese-Japanese dispute

  3 October 2010

In an article titled Coming attractions [en] Ampontan gives his interpretation of the recent diplomatic row between China and Japan – following the arrest of a Chinese fishing boat captain by the Japanese authorities near disputed islets in the East China Sea.

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