Japan Talk #184

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Opening Monologue

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Bird few outbreak in Japan

Miyazaki bird flu epidemic spreading

South Korean soccer player’s monkey face aimed at Japan?

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Apple expected to expand iPhone to more carriers in Asia

Japan downgraded by S&P

Signs from Japanese economy hopeful, but…

Japan goes to space, but Japanese don’t

“You Only Live Twice” volcano in Japan lives again

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Japanese to be numbered from 2010

Middle Song
Now That You’re MineLeslie DiNicola

Courts questioning vote validity

Japan seeking to curb the power of the farm vote

Tokyo High Court backs forcing teacher to stand and sing national anthem

Hentai-don school girl slipper-and-rice dish

Lindsay Hawker killer writes book about killing and his days on the lam

Self-administered cosmetic surgery

J-movie industry sets record in 2010

Gold vending machine

BBC apologizes for atomic bomb victim joke

Kiss my butt!

Secrets of Japanese students hoping to pass school entrance exams

Ending Song
Guitars And Shady LadiesDavid Silva

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  1. vin says:

    Some more information from NPR regarding the Japanese economy. It’s not looking so great.


  2. Edward says:

    Thanks, Vin.

    I agree that things have not looked very good around here for a long time.

  3. ichigoichielove says:

    Poor Miyazaki. They (we?) are having a hard time of it right now! Last year foot-and-mouth disease, this year bird flu and a pain in the butt volcano.

    The Kirishima eruption doesn’t look half as dramatic a few miles away where I am… looks more like this:


  4. Edward says:

    For sure, ichigoichielove!

    Kyushu (Fukuoka) is my hometown in Japan, and so I follow the news down there quite closely.

    For Miyazaki, it seems like they have been going from one disaster to another.

    • ichigoichielove says:

      Yeah no kidding! The clean up is going to take time – I’m not sure if the wind the past couple of days is helping or making it worse. ^^;

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