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6 March 2014
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
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
Japan has already seen people evicted from their homes and homeless people evicted from parks for past mega-events.
16 February 2014
Translators in Japan are volunteering to translate Code for America's "Beyond Transparency" to help promote civic tech there.
"To put it bluntly, media is even less believable than a politician."
11 February 2014
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.
Only 46.16 percent of voters went to the polls to cast their ballots for governor, the third lowest in history.
2 February 2014
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
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
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.