Thursday, January 15, 2009

Recession Hits Japan's PingMag

PingMag, an important online voice on Japanese cultural issues (as seen through the eyes of Westerners), has stopped updating its website and will go on an "extended hiatus," as a result of the global and now Japanese recession

The website on Japanese art and culture had a real "feel" for the nuances, beauty and contradictions of Japanese culture.  The editors wrote:

"PingMag has been running for 3 and a half years now, and over that time literally millions of you, from every single corner of the planet, have visited, read our articles, left comments, linked to us on your blogs, sent us letters of support - some of you have even flown to Tokyo to join us!"

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