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Language category archive · 402 posts


Below are posts about citizen media in Japanese. Don't miss Global Voices 日本語, where Global Voices posts are translated into Japanese! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

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18 April 2014

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How Online Discussions on Whaling Get Twisted in Japan

The International Court of Justice ruled against Japan's Southern Ocean whale hunt. Online conversation is often dominated by those fervently defending the custom of whaling.

9 April 2014

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Japan Makes Public Transportation More Stroller-Friendly for Parents

Traveling with a baby stroller on Japan's crowded public transportation can make for an uncomfortable juggling act. New standardized rules aim to make it easier for parents.

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PHOTOS: Picnicking Under Japan's Cherry Blossoms

"Hanami", as the activity of flower viewing is called in Japanese, is in full bloom now that cherry blossom season has arrived.

6 March 2014

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Countering Hate Speech in Tokyo's Koreatown

Shin-Okubo, a district in Tokyo with high concentration of ethnic Korean residents, has been experiencing an escalation of anti-Korean protests by some extremely racist citizen groups in recent years.

1 March 2014

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Japan's Endangered Languages Still Considered Mere Dialects

It may come as a surprise, but Japan has eight endangered languages. We interviewed Fija Byron, who is fighting to protect the language of Okinawan.

18 February 2014

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Shadow of Olympics Evictions Looms Over Tokyo

Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.

16 February 2014

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Collaborative Translation Project Promotes Civic Tech in Japan

Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.

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Japan Slides Further Down in World Press Freedom Index

"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."

11 February 2014

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Tokyo Snowfall Sends Voter Turnout Plunging in Governor Election

Only 46.16 percent of voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, the third lowest in history.

2 February 2014

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Imagining Japan's Citizen and Community Media in 2020

The use of technology by non-professionals to spread information only came under the spotlight following the Tohoku earthquake of March 2011.

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