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P 7641 動画:Tofuの製造工程(アメリカ)

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USAToday
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by jpflege | 2010-12-29 14:46 | 652 Social

P 7351 日本の「はやぶさ」:ドイツのオンラインWELT

WELT

Nach der Rückkehr der Sonde "Hayabusa" gibt es nun keinen Zweifel mehr: Japan besitzt die ersten jemals gesammelten Bodenproben eines Asteroiden.
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by jpflege | 2010-11-16 20:38 | 652 Social

P 7181 'Homogeneous,' 'unique' myths stunt discourse

Japan Times 2010.11.02

Last month I attended an international lecture by one of Japanology's senior scholars. I'll call him Dr. Frink. Decorated by the Japanese government for his contributions to the field, he talked about Japan as a "unique" state that never really changes, even as it slips to third place behind China's economy.

According to the United Nations, as of 2005, Japan's percentage (listed at 1.6 percent, which means that the zainichi, or Japan-born foreigners, are also included) was still larger than Kenya's (1 percent), Nigeria's (0.7 percent), India's (0.5 percent) and China's (excluding Hong Kong and Macau, 0.3 percent). Of course, given the boom in international migration this decade, many countries are net exporters of immigrants. But herein lies the flaw in linking monoculturality to an absence of foreigners: Don't all these allegedly "homogeneous" countries (including Japan) also acknowledge ethnic minorities within their borders?

It is clear that Japan is in a deflationary spiral with a crushing national debt and an aging workforce. Paradigm shifts are necessary, and ideas should also be welcome from knowledgeable people overseas. But some advice, bound or blinded by the cult of uniqueness, becomes muted, veers off-target or is never even offered in the first place.
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by jpflege | 2010-11-02 14:01 | 652 Social

P 7065 Salarymen feeling pressure of elderly care

Japan Times 2010.10.22

According to the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, there will be about 19 million people aged 75 or above by 2025, or 4.5 million more compared with this year. As families shrink and the single population gets bigger, the nursing care insurance system is likely to come under stress, Fujimori warned.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-25 12:58 | 652 Social

P 6960 A perfect day in Tokyo

BBC

Lacking the geometric precision of gridded streets, the dense sprawl of Tokyo can be mind-blowing to the uninitiated. But the key to breaking down this urban complexity is simply to view the capital as an amalgamation of mini-cities.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-15 05:49 | 652 Social

P 6959 One possible sign of aging

Japan Times

Japan, long a society obsessed with age, is now obsessing about — old age! By 2055, it is predicted that half the population will be over 65! OMG, what can you do?!

While 65 is the official age that you can receive a pension check, don't kid yourself — the aging process starts much earlier. So you need to be ready. Admitting that you have a problem is the first step to overcoming it. Don't fall a victim to aging.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-15 05:41 | 652 Social

P 6901 Is Japan's disease curable?

Japan Times 2010.10.11

I believe that if Japanese people restore their dynamic "Japanability" and make strenuous efforts to strengthen their capacity without relying on the helping hands of politics, they will surely overcome the prevailing Japanese disease.

Shinji Fukukawa, former vice minister of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and president of Dentsu Research Institute, is now chairman of the Machine Industry Memorial Foundation.
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by jpflege | 2010-10-11 18:37 | 652 Social

P 6864 Living green, Venetia truly is at home in Kyoto

Japan Times 2010.10.02

Venetia, humbled by the chance to share her simple lifestyle, says she feels the most pleasure when the show connects with others in their daily lives. "The most exciting thing for me is when people call or write to share how they are actually making and using the natural products. Housewives in Japan still take time for these kind of details, and they are trying to make their own families and their own environments safe by using natural products."
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by jpflege | 2010-10-09 03:18 | 652 Social

P 6792 若者は職場で笑わなくなった

The Japan Times
は、日本で発行されてる大衆紙や週刊誌の記事を素材に最近の日本社会を点描しています。

9月26日付 
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日刊現代(9月7日)の記事をとりあげています。

The Japan Times

"There's a generation gap when it comes to the laughter between bosses and subordinates, and one problem might be that laughter isn't synchronized at the office," Maeda says.

この状況を
ヨーロッパにおけるサラリーマンとストレス解消の方法との類似と対比で今後のビジネスチャンスの示唆に及んでいます。
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by jpflege | 2010-09-29 16:23 | 652 Social

6712 Japanese universities

JapanTimes

Fostering global human resources seems all the rage these days and several Japanese universities are jumping in, opening their doors to foreign students who aren't proficient in Japanese in a bid to snatch top-class talent from around the world.
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by jpflege | 2010-09-23 13:06 | 652 Social