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  • Giant Panda - symbol of China?
    on Mar 1, 2011 in Tibet China
    In 1972, Japan and China normalized their diplomatic relationship. As tokens of friendship, the Communist Party of China gifted two giant pandas to Ueno Zoo in Tokyo. The incident triggered what is called “panda boom” here in Japan and it’s no...
  • NZ earth quake and the media
    on Feb 27, 2011 in mass media
    On February 24, two Japanese "journalists" were arrested over night when they tried to enter Christchurch Hospital to interview victims of the earthquake. After the earthquake in the area, the police established a cordon, and curfew was put. Anyone w...
  • Green float - the environmental island
    on Feb 25, 2011 in Technology
    Shimizu corporation proposes an innovative plan. The company plans to construct floating cities in the equatorial area on the Pacific ocean. According to Shimizu corporation, the equatorial area is rarely troubled by typhoons, and floating cities ca...
  • ICR and SSCS
    on Feb 19, 2011 in International issue whaling
    ICR (the Institute of Cetacean Research) was established in 1987 as a specialized organization to conduct cetacean research. The organization started JAPRA (Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic), and whaling was condu...
  • UndertakerRach's website
    on Feb 16, 2011 in Japan and China
    I added a link to another website. He/she established the website just around the same time I did, and I couldn't help sympathizing with the person. Whether the person is Japanese or not, it's my duty and great honor to support the person who's been...
  • Asia Cup 2011 +
    on Feb 7, 2011 in mass media sports
    There was a soccer game between the Japanese national team and the South Korean one. Each team scored one during the regular 90 minutes, and the game went into overtime in whichJapan scored with a penalty kick. Then South Korea scored...
  • Oil-producing microalgae?
    on Dec 15, 2010 in Technology
    According the announcement made by Makoto Watanabe at Tsukuba University in Japan, he and his co-workers have found revolutionary microalgae in the sea near Okinawa.  The newly found microalgae produce oil more than 10 times faster th...
  • I'm so thankful. Who are you thankful to?
    on Nov 30, 2010 in Japanese society
    Today, I went to a laundry to have my suit and necktie cleaned. On the way to the laundry, I lost my wallet :( I searched between my house and the laundry for about 30 minutes, in vain. Then I went to Koban (Small police station) feeling depressed. I...
  • Origami - the traditional folding paper
    on Nov 22, 2010 in Japanese culture
    It's a Japanese traditional culture to fold a thousand pieces of crane-like folding papers and give them to patients hoping their early recovery from sickness or injury. When the tremendous earthquake occured i...
  • An official map made by the Communist Party of China?
    on Nov 17, 2010
    According to the following webpage, the Communist Party of China recognized the islands as Japan's territory in 1969 - just before a research finds out abundant oil at the bottom of the Japan Sea. The picture was taken from official map according to...
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