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2008

The Great Firewall
Masthead 2008

List of contributors to the 2008 issue.

Landing a Job in the Land of Opportunity

Highly qualified immigrants run into the “Canadian experience required” barrier.

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The Great Firewall of China

Cybercops in China are watching every click and download.

The Naked Truth About Denim

Nudie Jeans Co., from Sweden, utilize Japanese selvedge denim to create a social consciousness.

Very Superstitious

Unfortunate 4s – superstitions in Chinese culture.

Fusion Fare

Reviews for Hapa Izakaya, Sanafir, and Wild Rice.

The Art of Taiga Chiba

Taiga Chiba finds beauty in the unexpected.

Cambodia: Portrait of Faded Power

Remnants of the once-powerful Angkor Empire remind us that even powerful empires fall.

Shutter Speed: The Extreme Photography of Toshi Kawano

Toshi Kawano takes to the slopes of Whistler.

Better City, Better Life?: The 2010 World Expo in Shanghai

For the first time, a developing country gets ready to host the 2010 World Expo.

What’s in Your Toys?

Many children’s toys are unsafe for a variety of reasons.

Talking to Strangers

Artist Germaine Koh’s interactive world.

The World of Professional Hosting

Choreographed flirtation, all-nighters, and maybe, a free Mercedes… welcome to the world of professional hosting.

Mystery Touch: Shiatsu

Shiatsu is a form of Japanese therapy about balancing energy and achieving a harmonious state.

Coffee: You’ve Met Your Matcha

Matcha green tea is becoming popular across the West Coast.

A Pod of One’s Own

Pod hotels offer the weary traveller a little luxury.

Travel for the Year 2008

Quick facts about Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, and China for 2008

One Bored for Another

The Japanese rising class of freeters: the lifestyle at Miyazaki.

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