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Questions and Answers with AFP on the Whaling Issue Following ICJ Case Decision
1) What will Japan do now? Obey the letter and spirit of the ruling, or find a way around it? That depends on whether Japan decides to take a narrow interpretation of the ruling, which appears to be that scientific whaling in the Antarctic is permitted prov...
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Pulp Non Fiction - Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
Let me begin by saying that this is not a review of Tokyo Vice, the book by Jake Adelstein , as a blog telling the story of me reading it. While I am a news addict, I guiltily admit to not being an avid reader of literature, and I know some of my stream of ...
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+Jason L. Gatewood +Jake Adelstein +Hiko Saemon sounds like a plan to me!
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Why Should Japan Debate With "Cultural Fascists" Over Taiji When it is Already Winning?
This blog is a response to a comment on my previous blog about my frustration in how the Taiji Debate is being mishandled by both sides. The commenter picked up that I perhaps did not spend enough time explaining why Japan should even entertain discussion, ...
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"Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist."
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Engaging Japan (And Vice-Versa) Over the Dolphin Hunt in Taiji
Generally speaking, I find most international issues involving Japan extremely frustrating to follow. From territorial disputes, to comfort women, Yasukuni, apologies, whaling, nationalism, etc, etc, the pattern repeats. A lot of emotional under-informed mi...
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Check out the best, most recommended, and most memorable reading of 2013 curated by yours truly for your pleasure
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Tokyo Snowpocalypse 2014!!!
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Why Should Japan Debate With "Cultural Fascists" Over Taiji When it is Already Winning?
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Why Should Japan Debate With "Cultural Fascists" Over Taiji When it is Already Winning?
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Smart watches are a total nonstarter for me. I have a nice watch that tells me the time and functions as one of the two pieces of jewelry I wear (the other being my wedding band). It almost never comes off and needs to have its battery replaced twice a decade. I will not consider replacing it with some device that needs daily recharging and does nothing that I can't already do by pulling a phone out of my pocket.
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I did it, I blogged! First time in ages.... must do more. Tell me what YOU think!
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Well, I just went and read Baye McNeil's new book, "Loco in Yokohama" I know my review of his first book got the book some favorable attenti

Family Vacation from Tokyo to Singapore
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I recently got back from a three week vacation to Singapore. To be able to go there with my family to visit my Dad represents another one of

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The Best Podcast Manager for iPhone
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There aren't many podcast managers, or "podcatchers," for iOS, but perhaps that's because there's one that's already next to perfect. Downc

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Olympus OM-D Mockup and New Spec Rumors
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We're about three weeks away from the rumored February 8th unveiling of the Olympus OM-D -- a new Micro Four Thirds camera designed in the s

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Stunning Time-Lapse of the Northern Lights Over Finland
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Here's a breathtaking time-lapse video showing the northern lights over Finland. It was created using DSLRs by Flatlight Films for the Finni

Beautiful Time-Lapse of Tokyo Set to the Blade Runner Soundtrack
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Photographer Samuel Cockedey spent a year photographing the Shinjuku area of Tokyo, Japan using his Canon 5D Mark II, and then created a tim

Tokyo Podcast 10: Hafu Film
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Japan's reputation as a homogenous society is slowly changing as more mixed race couples are having children. On this show I talk to Lara Pe

Incredible Photos that Capture Day Turning into Night
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For his project "Day Into Night", photographer Stephen Wilkes set up a 4x5 camera with a 39-megapixel digital back 40-50 feet off the ground

A VC: American Censorship Day
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This coming wednesday, when you visit AVC, you will see this image over the AVC logo: That's because we are going to participate in American

Inside the cult of Kim
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IT IS hard to talk about normality in North Korea. But as its leaders each day cranked up the threats of merciless all-out war with America

謝れって!? Apologize to the Muslim Cosplay Community!?
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謝るayamaru = to apologize ------------------------------------------ (Note: THIS is pronounced the same but uses different kanji: 誤る ayamaru

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Giving a Baby a Light Saber Is Never a Good Idea
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Imagine a world where light sabers are real. Totally awesome, yeah? All fun and games, right? But not really when a baby gets his hands on a

橋下君を首相にしたい 軍事国家になるべきだ 石原慎太郎氏インタビュー
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約1カ月半ぶりに政治活動を再開した日本維新の会の石原慎太郎共同代表(80)が4日、朝日新聞の単独インタビューに応じた。夏の参院選の争点に憲法改正を据える考えを強調。橋下徹共同代表の首相就任に道筋をつ

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