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US Embassy – Tokyo: H1N1 Warden Message

Date: May 09, 2009: This Warden Message alerts U.S. citizens in Japan to the latest information regarding human cases of H1N1 Influenza A, formerly known as swine flu. Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your organizations or to other Americans you know. The Government of Japan has confirmed that three persons who arrived at… Keep Reading


Japan would help children of international marriages

 Japanese women from collapsed international marriages who bring their children to Japan without their partner’s consent are facing charges of abduction — an issue that has highlighted a convention covering international child abduction. The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction has been signed by about 80 countries, including in Europe and… Keep Reading


Europeans back Obama, Asians like McCain

Could Europe be categorized as a U.S. Democratic Party “blue state” and Asia, a Republican Party “red state”? American presidential elections provide a near perfect test to understand the difference between European and Asian worldviews, even if the two continents are far from united internally. If you want America to lead by the power of… Keep Reading


Free Legal Services for Everyone

The map above is to Fuchu Prison in Tokyo. I posted this after reading an article in the Japan Times today. With the rash of trouble happening more often than not in the land of Gaijin-san, it could not have come at a better time. Here is the article:  On April 1, 2006, Nihon Shiho… Keep Reading

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