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 …
- The meaning of the Upper House election (from Observing Japan): Tobias Harris writes it’s “now an election on the future of Japan.”
- The Jimusho System: Part 2 (from Neojapanisme): W. David Marx looks at shadowy keiretsu in Japan’s music industry, or rather the several elephants in the room.
- Faith in Numbers (from Shisaku): Tokyo and Asahi Shimbun place their bets … on iffy projections.
- Japan and the World Cup: Silencing the critics (from Global Voices): If only Japan had scored that penalty kick …
- Kuwata Keisuke’s recent work (from Sgt. Tanuki’s Lonely Hearts Club Blog): The Japanese sequel to “Abbey Road”
- What’s the best Japanese language electronic dictionary? (from Tofugu): Steve Jobs would approve of the answer.
- Japan’s Internet-Banned Election Probed By Voice Over Twitter (from Asiajin): A politician finds a loophole in the election machinery.
- 15 Abandoned Haikyo Phones (from Out of Ruins): That’s strange. Why is no one answering?
- How to have a ‘cheap’ wedding in Japan (from Surviving in Japan): Used kimono for the dress, grassy park for the aisle. You may now kiss the bride.