Japan NewsSun 17
The richness of Japanese could be reduced to a local language
Rest in Peace Japanese?
This site was closed in 2012.
Thank you very much for your readership.
Visit DUITS.co to see the current projects of Kjeld Duits.
Japan news
News and Photos of Japan - Dive Deeper into Japan with Japan Correspondent Kjeld Duits


This site was closed in 2012.
Thank you very much for your readership.
Visit DUITS.co to see the current projects of Kjeld Duits.

Continue reading

• Wednesday February 1, 2012 • •

Anti Nuclear Activists Told to Move Out Today

120126-3981: Anti-nuclear protest at Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

For the past 4 months a group of activists have occupied a corner at Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) to protest nuclear energy in Japan. They have been told to move out today.

Continue reading

• Friday January 27, 2012 •

East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

Since March 11 I have been reporting on the earthquake and disaster in East Japan. Because it takes a lot of time to post updates in iKjeld.com, I have been posting brief updates on my facebook page.

Continue reading

• Sunday April 10, 2011 • Add Comment [2]

Excellent Documentary about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

WikiLeaks Logo

Embarrassed by leaked video clips that expose their deceit and murderous actions, powerful forces are now trying to close down WikiLeaks and incarcerate its founder. So what is WikiLeaks and who is Julian Assange? Swedish national television broadcaster Sveriges Television AB (SVT) has created a documentary that aims to honestly answer these two questions. It shows that shutting WikiLeaks down would silence the press and greatly damage press freedom.

Continue reading

• Monday December 13, 2010 • Add Comment

Ainu Fight for Own Culture

Japan’s new government improves relations with Japan’s Ainu, the country’s indigenous inhabitants. Al Jazeera reports.

Al Jazeera • Wednesday February 24, 2010 •

Google Attacked by Chinese Government

Google Attack

(From the Official Google Blog) Like many other well-known organizations, we face cyber attacks of varying degrees on a regular basis. In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our corporate infrastructure originating from China that resulted in the theft of intellectual property from Google. However, it soon became clear that what at first appeared to be solely a security incident—albeit a significant one—was something quite different.

First, this attack was not just on Google. As part of our investigation we have discovered that at least twenty other large companies from a wide range of businesses—including the Internet, finance, technology, media and chemical sectors—have been similarly targeted. We are currently in the process of notifying those companies, and we are also working with the relevant U.S. authorities.

Continue readingJumps to site

The Official Google Blog • Wednesday January 13, 2010 • Comment

Asia's Changing Dynamics

Chinese Military

(By BRAHMA CHELLANEY) With Asia in transition and the specter of a power imbalance looming large, it has become imperative to invest in institutionalized cooperation to reinforce the region’s strategic stability. After all, not only is Asia becoming the pivot of global geopolitical change, but Asian challenges are also playing into international strategic challenges.

Asia’s changing power dynamics are reflected in China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy, the new Japanese government’s demand for an “equal” relationship with the United States, and the sharpening Sino-Indian rivalry, which has led to renewed Himalayan border tensions.

Continue readingJumps to site

The Japan Times • Wednesday January 13, 2010 • Comment