Here are the latest Pulsations, links to fresh stories and visuals about Japan, shout-outs to fellow bloggers, and highly clickable stuff that we think you might enjoy.
In no particular order, they are . . .
- R.I.P. Shibuya HMV (from Neojaponisme): The planets once aligned for HMV’s flagship store, but it couldn’t last. (And from a different angle at our sister site, Yen for Living.)
- A DPJ Disenfranchisement (from The Diplomat): Whether it’s lead by Kan or Ozawa, can a party plagued by a inner power struggle lead Japan out of the darkness?
- Long Hot Summer for Kan, Ozawa, and DPJ Coming to an Early End? (from GlobalTalk 21): It’s only the beginning of a long, drawn-out battle in the DPJ.
- Takekuma Festival (from Tokyo Scum Brigade): For his 50th birthday, manga author Kentaro Takekuma hosted a roundtable discussion on indie anime.
- Lies, damn lies and the Nikkei (from Mutant Frog Brigade): Numbers sometimes do lie, at least in this case.