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 . . .
- Kyotoku-aru No. 18 in Kesennuma (from Kirai) More than two years after 3/11, a recovering community debates whether or not to keep a 330-ton fishing boat as a memorial.
- Nissan Divulges Datsun Drawing Ahead of Brand’s Revival (from Car and Driver): After a 25-year long hiatus, Datsun is back! Unfortunately, the India-bound rebirth of the brand isn’t as pretty as the Fairlady Z’s of yore.
- Would Affirmative Action Help Women in Japan? (from Japan Real Time) Many different news outlets, including ours, have discussed how hiring more women could save Japan’s economy. The Wall Street Journal blog asks: Would setting quotas get the job done?
- On Living In the Wrong Neighborhood in Japan (from This Japanese Life): In 2013 Japan, centuries-old discrimination persists: the dirty history of an oft-concealed caste system.
- House in Nagamekuro by Level Architects (from Dezeen): This innovative house was just named the most viewed article ever on architecture site Dezeen.com. Who doesn’t want to slide down for breakfast every morning?
A singer-songwriter and an illustrator formed a duo called MimimemeMIMI to delight your eyes and ears simultaneously. Their debut single “Sensational Love” goes on sale Aug. 14, but in the meantime, check out this clip of “Mr. Darling.”