May 09, 2003
Indymedia-style sites sprouting in Asia
Online Journalism Review: JanJan: Japan's Little Online Daily with Big Dreams
With nearly a million dollars in startup funding and support from a team that boasts a solid track record in liberal politics, JanJan appears to be the first serious alternative online newspaper in Japan.
The Japanese word jan-jan means "a vigorous, continuing activity," as in the constant ringing of a bell. The English meaning attached to JanJan is "Japan Alternative News for Justice and New Culture."
This, in addition to the previously mentioned OhMyNews in Korea.