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Rhyming Gaijin – YouTube Next Up Entry

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  Hey BT’ers! For those not familiar with Japan, or for those that need to reminisce, check out Rhyming Gaijin’s interactive Shibuya tour. I look forward to seeing how this develops. I may have to bite and use this for one of my projects, LOL! BTW, I first introduced Rhyming Gaijin in late 2010. The young…

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Radiation Levels in Japan

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Here is an excellent post on the radiation levels in Japan by C. Bryan Jones at Accidentally a Blog. He writes: While media around the world continue to present the Fukushima nuclear crisis as an Armageddon moment for Japan and the world, Japanese media is going out and taking measurements of radiation levels all around…

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Black Scholars Who Make a Specialty of Asian Studies Revisited

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[Originally posted in June 2008. Revisited for Black History Month] I received the following question from a new BT reader this afternoon. He asked: “Why do you find Japan so fascinating?” My quick reply to the question: “I find Japanese history and culture fascinating, the Japanese interesting (from a sociological point-of-view) and life in Japan,…

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Loco’s Patronus: A lecture to grow on

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I came across this blog article on Loco’s Patronus courtesy of Zen, a longtime BT contributor and martial artist (check out Zen’s blog here) . Via Loco’s Patronus: In honor of Black History month, which began yesterday, this month I’d like to talk a little about the African-American historical figures who’ve influenced and inspired me the most. World-renown…

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