A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog /vlɒɡ/, is a form of blog for which the medium is video and is a form of web television popular on the video sharing platform YouTube.
JVlog refers to a community of video bloggers, known as vloggers, that live in Japan. The JVlog community is made up of foreign and Japanese nationals that make videos for YouTube. The JVlog community has many get togethers across Japan throughout the year. The biggest parties being the cherry blossom viewing party, called Hanami, in Tokyo in the early spring, and the yearly get together, also in Tokyo, in late summer or early fall. The Tokyo get togethers bring in over 100 people each year with some guests flying in from as far away as America and Europe just to join in. Other notable get together is the Kansai meet up, usually in early winter, in Kobe.
jvlog.org is a platform for aggregating Japan-related vlogs, but we also encourage content from other surrounding areas such as Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, China, the Philippines, etc.
Domestic and International Japanese Politics in the 21st Century - Dr. Masaru Kohno
In this interview, Dr. Masaru Kohno discusses the future of Japanese politics in light of recent developments. Japan's new ruling party will continue to face constraints and challenges.
Japan experienced a significant political change in 2009. After a half-century long rule, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was forced out of power. It was replaced by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), in coalition with the Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the People's New Party (PNP).
Despite an initial surge in popularity due to great hopes for reform, the new government is beset by political difficulties. It's popularity quickly declined over the mishandling of the United States military base relocation in Okinawa. This controversial issue resulted in the resignation of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and the departure of the SDP, leaving the ruling coalition leaderless and weakened. The DPJ then suffered another setback in the 2010 Upper House election. And accusations about "money and politics" made against a powerful party member, Ichiro Ozawa, remain a major source of DPJ political vulnerability.
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