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Wed, Jan. 7th, 2009 03:04 am
Japan's new sakoku?

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funazushi
funazushi
funazushi
Thu, Jan. 8th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)

I was thinking more in terms of young people out of university, finding no opportunities at home, who look abroad to perhaps buy time until things turn around. Perhaps something more in line with the way things were in Ireland, up until recently.

It appeared to me that was what was happening up until now with many young Japanese coming to Canada on work holiday visas. There also seemed to be a growing demographic of young Japanese women who were moving here through marriage, although that may be through the lens of my "Japanese bubble".

Incidently, last night after I posted, LJ appeared to go down. I don't know if it was for routine maintenance or a portent of things to come. I was wondering if you have a contingency plan if LJ goes on an indefinite hiatus?


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Thu, Jan. 8th, 2009 03:24 pm (UTC)

I expect I'd just migrate to Wordpress. I've backed up the past five years of posts, although not the comments.


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(Anonymous)
Sat, Jan. 10th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
sakoku in London

Hi,
Did you notice that there aren't many Japanese in London any more?
London art schools used to have many Japanese students (5-10%) but they seem to have disappeared, replaced by Chinese and Korean students.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Sat, Jan. 10th, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: sakoku in London

I have indeed noticed that. And it's not just London; New York art schools now have far fewer Japanese students.

The Japanese who do still go to London art schools also seem less susceptible to influence from the UK while they're there -- check this piece I wrote about an exhibition at the Japanese Embassy in London featuring interviews with Japanese students.


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