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      Your Ramadan experience may take on new forms when living in Japan / japan_times · Sunday, 26 March - 00:00 edit

    As of 2022 there were just over 83,000 Indonesians residing in Japan according to government figures. Many have found new ways to practice their religion.

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      Racial dynamics are inescapable when dating in Japan. That doesn’t mean your experience will be negative. / japan_times · Sunday, 19 March, 2023 - 00:00 edit

    In the cross-cultural or international dating scene, politics can sometimes sneak in. Avoid the pitfalls simply by being aware of the conversation.

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      Ubuntu Wants You to Test its Steam Snap / omgubuntu · Saturday, 18 March, 2023 - 20:30 edit

    Remember when Ubuntu said it was getting serious about gaming? Well, it hasn’t forgotten entirely — it’s once again asking gamers to take part in a fresh bout of testing for its Steam snap. Steam is available on Ubuntu through traditional packaging methods but Canonical sees its Steam snap as the real future of the games platform on Ubuntu. That kinda of makes sense: it’s a tad easier to cater for the tangle of 32-bit libraries older games require using a sandboxed, separated Snap file system. “Since publishing steam as a snap under the “Early Access” banner, we’ve been working […]

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      ‘Dear, the war has started’: My journey from Ukraine to Japan / japan_times · Saturday, 25 February, 2023 - 01:30 edit

    It was around this time a year ago that Natalia Makohon hung out with her friends for the last time. From then on, her life ...

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      News from the XSF summit & Post Collapse Computing

      debacle · / berlin-xmpp-meetup · Monday, 6 February, 2023 - 11:51

    News from the XSF summit & Post Collapse Computing

    We will get a short report from the XSF summit and FOSDEM, Brussels.

    Afterwards there will be a talk about "Post Collapse Computing" by Tobias Bernard of the Gnome project. For preparation, you might like to read the book "How Everything Can Collapse" (en) or "Comment tout peut s'effondrer" (fr) by Pablo Servigne and Raphaël Stevens, or this four part blog:

    When? Wednesday, 2023-02-08 18:00 CET (always 2ⁿᵈ Wednesday of every month)

    Where? In xHain hack+makespace, Grünberger Str. 16, 10243 Berlin

    No live stream and no recording this time, sorry.

    See you there or in our virtual room

    #jabber #xmpp #community #xhain #freesoftware #berlin #meetup #federation #xsf #summit #fosdem #collapse

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      Through good times and bad, the community you create will be your lifeline / japan_times · Monday, 6 February, 2023 - 02:40 edit

    What would Tyre Nichols' life had been like if he were living in Japan? It's a sad thought to imagine at this point, but a ...

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      Angela Jeffs: The Japan Times columnist who taught us to ‘write the mind alive’ / japan_times · Sunday, 29 January, 2023 - 07:00 edit

    Angela Jeffs helped the international community make sense of Japan and our place in it.

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      Volunteers are taking an outsized role in Japanese language support / japan_times · Friday, 6 January, 2023 - 08:10 edit

    With more people coming from overseas, the need for language classes is increasing. However, some believe the role of teacher shouldn't be a volunteer position.

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      The year through our own lenses / japan_times · Saturday, 31 December, 2022 - 09:00 edit

    We asked our staff and freelance photographers to share the shots that made the year for them.