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Takashi Ota

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Latest posts by Takashi Ota

20 September 2012

Japan: Should a Famous Comedian's Mum Be Allowed Social Aid?

A Japanese comedian became the subject of massive outrage in the media and online, after it was revealed his mother has claimed social benefit.

27 June 2012

Japan: Generational Gap of Hope in Tough Economy

Japan’s younger working generation are leading a very different life from their parents, who prospered in the ‘Bubble Economy’ of the 1980s and 1990s. This generation consumes less, works under...

11 August 2011

Japan: Chaos at Chitose Airport on March 11

On March 11, 2011, a Delta airplane pilot approaching Tokyo airport described his experience of an emergency landing in an email so vividly, that it spread rapidly across the blogosphere....