Category Archives: Blogging

The Social Network Wars in Japan – Mixi, Twitter, and Facebook

The popularity of Facebook is growing to such proportions that it has some people worried that it’s “killing local social networks around the world.” Indeed, as you can see from the map above, the number of users is staggering. And this … Continue reading

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Blogging is Good for Your Memory

If you ever wondered “why bother?” when you thought about whether or not to start blogging, this article is for you. I discuss something that non-bloggers never really think about. Continue reading

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Skeptikai Turns One Year Old! And My Top 10 Picks

Skeptikai turns 1! So here are my 10 favourite articles from 2011. Continue reading

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Truth and Fantasy, and the SOPA bill

Truth and Fantasy launches, and the SOPA bill is discussed Continue reading

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Skeptikai Becomes a Blip!

Skeptikai has reached 10,000 hits. Here’s to the next 90,000! Continue reading

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Skeptikai on Twitter

Japan is the “Twitter Nation,” and it’s still growing with no end in sight. It’s growing so big, in fact… that Skeptikai decided to join. Continue reading

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Living in a Radioactive Japan

I live in Japan, in the area which is now is plagued by radiation threats. This is my account. Continue reading

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Second Wave of Tōhoku Crisis

The first wave of earthquakes in and around Japan was unbelievable. One massive earthquake of magnitude 9 (it was recently upgraded), making it the 4th biggest earthquake since 1900; with around 200 aftershocks of magnitude 5 or greater, and a … Continue reading

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The Great 2011 Tōhoku Quake

I was well aware of the Great Kantō Quake of 1923, which killed 140,000 people in and around Tokyo. I was also well aware that there is a roughly 80-year cycle, and that there was an extremely good chance that it … Continue reading

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Hello, ようこそ、 and welcome!

This is the first post on Skeptikai. Let’s jump right in. Many people have unwarranted heuristics about the information on blogs. Heuristics are mental shortcuts that allow us to quickly sort out lots of information, like the “expensive = high … Continue reading

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