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  • Japanese High School
    Going back to school drives Japanese teens to suicide
    September 1 is just another day to most of the world but in Japan it marks a very morbid, very sad practice. September 1 is the day more Japanese teenagers commit suicide than any other day of the year according to Japan's suicide prevention...
  • Matej Toth
    Toth earns Slovakia's first-ever gold medal in World Championships
    Matej Toth won Slovakia's first-ever gold medal at the IAAF World Championships, taking the 50-kilometer race walk in 3:40:32 Saturday morning in Beijing. A nation more known for its prominence on the hockey rink, Slovakia joins Eritrea as...
  • Caroline Kennedy and Japanese embassy used personal emails for sensitive info
    Caroline Kennedy and Japanese embassy used personal emails for sensitive info
    The Office of the Inspector Generalissued a report on Tuesday that found that Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and many senior staff at the United States Embassy in Japan often conducted sensitive state business on personal emails. The type of...
  • Shinzo Abe
    Japanese prime minister indirectly apologizes for nation's World War II actions
    Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe indirectly apologized for his country's wartime aggression against Asian countries during a speech marking the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II in Tokyo on Friday."Our country as always...
  • Satellite flock
    Space firm to launch 'flock' of small satellites
    Planet LabssaidAug. 13 that 14 of its Dove Earth-imaging small satellites will soon ride into space aboard a Japanese rocket.The San Francisco-based firm said that the satellites, collectively known as Flock 2b, will be the secondary payload on...
  • New for 2016: Tour Southeast Asia by private jet
    New for 2016: Tour Southeast Asia by private jet
    Your neighbor asks: “What did you and Millie do on your vacation, Bill?”You tell him: “Oh, we flew over to Thailand, hopped on a private jet there and zipped off to a gorgeous bay in Vietnam for a couple of days. Then we flew to...
  • North Korea
    The historical significance behind North Korea's new timezone
    North Korea has invented its own timezone according to several reports August 8. This may seem like just another mostly harmless, weird thing for North Korea to do, like state-sanctioned haircuts and a failed attempt to tunnel under the DMZ to...
  • Visiting Hiroshima to understand the past
    Visiting Hiroshima to understand the past
    History is full of consequential moments, and no where is that more apparent than in Hiroshima, Japan.The city is known to history students worldwide forits role at the end of World War II. But, in the seven decades since, Hiroshima has evolved as...
  • Hilton Fukuoka
    Room Report: Hilton Sea Hawk Fukuoka, Japan
    Arrival Experience: Located along Hakata Bay, this striking skyscraper provides exquisite views of the waterfront and cityscape. A taxi from the airport takes no more than 20 minutes, but the airport bus line also convenient stops directly in...
  • 70th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Japan end of WW2
    70th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Nagasaki Japan end of WW2
    It's been 70 years since the Allied Forces' atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, on August 6, 1945. These events effectively ended the Second World War, said the BBC on August 5, 2015. An allied victory had been declared in...
  • Sake Barrel at Meiji Shrine
    How to enjoy the art of drinking sake
    Sake (酒; pronounced “sah-keh” not “sock-ee”) is a drink that has been made in Japan for thousands of years. It is relatively unknown in the US, although a few varieties are starting to pop up in some restaurants and...
  • Oreskaband
    Ska girl power with Oreskaband
    Fresh off from their recent performance at the 2015 Otakon in Baltimore, the all girl ska ensemble, Oreskaband, will be performing at The Gramercy Theatre in New York City on Thursday, July 30th.These ladies bring their infectious energy to NYC...
  • Jaymee Jones fights this weekend in Oklahoma
    Interview with MMA beauty Jaymee 'Ambush' Jones
    Cherokee citizen Jaymee Jones (4-1) collides with Rebecca Lewis this weekend at "XFL - Rumble on the River 13: USA vs. Japan," according to a July 23 tweet from Chief Bill Baker. The fight, which airs live July 24 on GFL.tv, will be part...
  • Investigating human rights abuses
    Witness of 1945 experiments in U.S. POWs shows documents
    In times of war and peace the medical profession has often shown mankind the dark side of what is supposed to at all times be a healing science. There have been many stories shared of Japanese medical atrocities committed against American GIs...
  • robot dinosaur at Japan hotel
    Hotel run by robots opens up in Japan
    A hotel in Japan called, “Weird Hotel” in English and “Henn a Hotel” in Japanese has just opened up and according to a report by News Max in July 17, it is almost completely run by robots. The only actual live people who...
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