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Japan

Country archive · 566 posts


Latest stories about Japan

11 February 2014

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International Open Data Day Set for February 22

Technology for Transparency Network

Bloggers, hackers and others interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather for the International Open Data Day on February 22. Find out how you can get involved.

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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.

1 February 2014

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Japan's US Base Plan Hits Snafu With Local Mayor's Re-Election

Susumu Inamine, who opposes a plan to transfer the US airbase from Futenma to Henoko district, a coastal area of his city, was re-elected on January 20.

30 January 2014

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Japan's Taiji Fishermen Return to Infamous Cove for Annual Dolphin Hunt

About 250 bottlenose dolphins were rounded up this year in a secluded cove to be slaughtered for food or sold to marine mammal parks around the world.

11 January 2014

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Viral Photo of a Giant Squid Found in California is Fake

The doctored image accompanied a fake report from Lightly Braised Turnip, which appears to be a satire website. That didn't stop many Web users from circulating the news as real.

10 January 2014

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No Girls Allowed at New Cosmology Public School in Japan

A new public school in Japan that will teach students cosmology is open for applications. Enrollment is only open to boys.

9 January 2014

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‘Hafu’ Film Explores Mixed Race Japanese Identity

Filmmakers explore Japan's under-documented emerging generation of mixed race Japanese who refer to themselves as 'hafu'.

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The Faces of Those Affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

Japanese researchers have published a digital archive of the recovery process of one of the areas hardest hit 2004 tsunami, the Indonesian province of Aceh.

24 December 2013

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7 Things You Didn't Know About Japanese Food

The Bridge

Global Voices contributor Taylor Cazella, who recently moved from the US to Japan, introduces seven unexpected yet tasty foods from non-traditional Japanese cuisine.

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