Still alive, just busy (but still happily bookmarking on Diigo). Yamano Shirin, author of the infamous 'Ken Kan Ryu' set of Korea-bashing bestselling manga, has published a new manga using apparently much the same tactics to denounce China.
Still catching up. Canned Dogs mentions that the three filesharers arrested in Japan on May 9th were some of the most high-profile providers of anime on peer-to-peer networks, and voices concern that other Japanese users will not dare to upload any more anime. The comments section highlights a consequence probably not envisioned by the Japanese police: non-Japanese fansubbers are in danger of losing their main source of raw anime to translate.