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Tomomi Sasaki

I was the Japanese Language Editor for Global Voices with Scilla Alecci. I also translate for Global Voices in Japanese. Links and suggestions for post topics are always welcome.

I tweet about Web design, technology, social issues, and Japan in English at @tzs and in Japanese at @rippletjp. My personal site is ripplet.org [ja].

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Latest posts by Tomomi Sasaki

Japan: Web and Mobile Trends in 2011

Serkan Toto rounds up key trends that shaped Japan's web, mobile, and gaming industries in 2011.

Japan: Cultural Misunderstandings and the Olympus Fraud Scandal

Sophie Knight explores how business culture misunderstandings between Michael Woodford and Olympus might have played a role in the happenings around the fraud exposure.

Japan: Year 2011 for the Art World

“It’s been a traumatic year for Japan and the Tokyo art world” – William Andrews rounds up what the art world went through in the year 2011 on the Tokyo...

Japan: Life Decisions in the Face of Radiation Fear

The decision to move away differs from the more reactive evacuations that occurred this spring after the initial nuclear disasters. A blogger who decided to stay calls for a more...

Japan: Lifestyle and Awareness Changes after the Earthquake

The Japan for Sustainability blog summarized results of various questionnaires that indicate how Japanese lifestyles and awareness have changed after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Subjects include energy, nature, inter-personal...

Japan: 311 in a Visual Anthropology Class

Anthropologist Steven C. Fedorowicz summarizes a recent Contemporary Japan and Globalization class that he taught on the triple disasters following March 11th.

Japan: Néojaponisme on Marginal Subcultures

Néojaponisme has finished posting five installments for a series on “how marginal subcultures took over a Japanese pop culture with no central core nor leading-edge“, providing a review of the...

Japan: I am Isolated in My Workplace

A poignant cry in the form of an anonymous entry: a blogger's struggles to find a place for himself in his workplace.

Japan: Coworking Magazine Launched

Cowarp [ja]: There's been a surge of interest around coworking spaces and its culture, and now there's a brand new online magazine for it.

“Let Us Dream”: Demonstrating Against Unified Job Hunting in Japan

On Labor Day, students gathered in Tokyo and Kyoto to rally against the practices of job hunting for fresh graduates.

Japan: WordCamp Tokyo is Tomorrow

WordCamp Tokyo 2011 will be held November 27th. The organizers are running a relay blog [ja] that describes why you should go and what's happening behind the scenes.

Japan: A Blogger's Top 5 WWII Literary Works

The Reading Life blog share their experience in exploring Japanese WWII literature, for people who want to go beyond Haruki Murakami and read more Japanese literary work.

Japan: Clouds over Tokyo

@yoisin compiled [ja] a list of over 70 tweets with photographs that capture the ominous clouds that drifter over Tokyo today.

Interview with Izumi Mihashi from GV Lingua Japanese

Izumi Mihasi is leading recruitment and team building at Global Voices Lingua Japanese. Here are her thoughts on its next steps, and on the Internet landscape in Japan.

Japan: Top 60 buzzwords this year

Gakuranman explains (translation+context) to each of the words that made it into the annual list of top 60 Japanese buzzwords from the publisher Jiyu Kokuminsha.

Japan: Liveblogging “1Q84″

Daniel Morales has liveblogged his experience of reading the English translation of Haruki Murakami's book, “1Q84″, from a Friday morning to Saturday afternoon.

Japan: A new type of capsule hotel

Fumiko Ichikawa documents her stay in a pod at the capsule hotel “Nine Hours” with a photo report.

Japan: Using videos to explain basics of nuclear power

MOJO [ja] creates 2-3 minute videos that explain the basics of radioactivity monitoring and decontamination, via conversations between illustrated characters and interviews with officials and experts. Their most recent video...

Japan: Design Week in Tokyo

The annual Design Week in Tokyo is here – online magazine greenz [ja] is covering the trade show Tokyo Designers Week while Spoon and Tamago showcases exhibits from DesignTide Tokyo.

Japan: Hook based solutions around the city

Chris Berthelsen's visual collection of “hook based solutions” for storage and barriers around suburban Tokyo has reached the 10th mark.

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