Thursday, April 17, 2008


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We moved this weekend. From Noge-cho (Sakuragicho Station) to Matsugaoka (Yokohama St., Tanmachi St.).

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Wereldnet 3 april

Wereldnet donderdag 3 april 2008. Correspondenten in De Seychellen, St. Lucia en Japan.

Voor Japan heb ik verteld over over 1) verbijsterende prijsdaling benzine en politieke impasse, 2) 'Beleefdheidspolitie' in de metro van Yokohama.

Audiobestand: via de Wereldnet-site.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Kjeld Duits: Old Photos of Japan

Last week I got email renowned Dutch journalist and photographer Kjeld Duits. He started a new blog dedicated to old photographs of Japan:
Old Photographs of Japan

"A multilingual photoblog with daily uploads of rare photographs and postcards of Japan between 1860 and the 1930's.

These images display an abundance of information about the urban settings and customs of Japan. This is further augmented by well-researched articles accompanying the images. Many of the articles contain maps and additional illustrations, making them a very useful resource on modern Japan, especially the Meiji, Taisho and early Showa periods.

The photographs can be searched by keyword, period, theme, location, photographer and medium."

Interesting also are the Google Maps. They make it possible to find the exact location displayed in the image. Kjeld mentioned also that he plans to add very soon photographs of Yokohama.