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  • Hiroki Kuroda
    Hiroki Kuroda is going home to Japan to pitch
    Hiroki Kuroda made headlines when he signed on with the New York Yankees as one of the most talented baseball players around. Now it appears as if he wants to go home to continue his career. Major League Baseball reported on Dec. 26, 2014 Kuroda...
  • The Beatles
    The Beatles release their catalog as higher quality SHM-CDs, but just in Japan
    On Dec. 17, Universal Music Group in Japan announced it has released a full stocking of Beatles albums in the SHM-CD (Super High Quality Material) format. The albums being released are all 13 of the Beatles' original UK stereo albums, – ...
  • McDonald's fries are being rationed in Japan
    McDonald's fries in Japan rationed: Labor disputes hold back fast food staple
    McDonald's fries in Japan are being rationed, putting fans that include United States expats at loose ends because of this shortcoming. Although many believe the French perfected this taste treat, the modified potato is really a fast food...
  • Yoshiki
    Yoshiki Sets Record Bid to Benefit Grammy Foundation and Musicares
    Yoshiki's VIP fan experience was originally to be awarded to just one bidder, but in an effort to maximize fundraising and recognize the generosity of his fans, he ultimately decided to award the two highest bidders. They each won an...
  • Win a dinner with X Japan's drummer Yoshiki ! Auctions are up
    Win a dinner with X Japan's drummer Yoshiki ! Auctions are up
    https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/grammymusicaresThis is a priceless once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the most famous icons in the world. Don’t miss this incredible experience!Check out Yoshiki's official site!!!!!Visit...
  • Round One Entertainment
    New Japanese style arcade opening in Dallas
    Round One Entertainment is a bowling alley chain in Japan, similar to Main Event here in Houston. The big difference is, Round One is a fully loaded Japanese entertainment center. While it won't be opening on in Houston, the drive to Dallas is...
  • Godzilla
    Godzilla returns to Japan in new film
    From out of the depths of the Japanese film production studios comes another take on the classic Godzilla movies. The announcement was made this week from Toho Studios. US film director Gareth Edwards grossed more than $500 million worldwide on...
  • Mysterious appearance of giant Lego man at a Japan beach
    Mysterious giant-sized Lego man washed up on shore in Japan
    According toInquisitr on Saturday, a giant Lego man washed up on shore on the Yuigahama beach in Kamakura, Japan. It was discovered and uploaded to YouTube surfer Tatsuya Hirata. There was lettering on the red shirt of the statue which stated, ...
  • Giant Lego man washes up on Japan Beach: The mystery continues
    Japan giant Lego man washes ashore, makes number 4: 'Guerrilla marketing' ploy?
    When the sun came up over a beach in Japan, there it was, a giant Lego man that washed in on the waves and first seen by early morning surfers. The mysterious giant Lego man is wearing blue trousers and a red top that has some words conveying a...
  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States
    December 7 still lives 'in infamy'; A 'sleeping giant' awakened from slumber
    On this day, December 7, 1941, more than seventy years ago, Japanese planes attacked Pearl Harbor and America's entry into World War II was launched. The death toll was ominous, more than 2400 people, both naval and military personnel....
  • Hayabusa-2 launch
    Japanese Hayabusa-2 asteroid sample return mission successfully launches
    Discover Magazine reported on Wednesday Japan has successfully launched the Hayabusa-2 space probe, headed for an asteroid sample return mission. If all goes well, Hayabusa, which means “falcon” in Japanese, will arrive at an asteroid...
  • WFP provides food to school children in Yemen
    Japan helps Yemen's school children
    Japan knows something about the importance of school meals for children. During its own rebuilding after World War II, Japanese children received food from the United States.One of the earliest projects of the U.S. Food for Peace program was...
  • Mt. Fuji, Yamanashi prefecture
    Japan’s Yamanashi prefecture: home to Mount Fuji
    A short rail ride from hyper Tokyo, Yamanashi prefecture lies in a central valley wreathed by Japan’s tallest mountains, including the beloved Mount Fuji.Located in Japan’s Chubu region, Yamanashi comprises the Five Lakes region with...
  • Numazu, Japan - Izu Peninsula
    Numazu, Japan: seafood and great Mt. Fuji views
    Numazu, just 100 kilometers from Tokyo, is a favored escape from the city for lovers of the ocean, seafood, hiking, bicycling, golf, and superb views of Mount Fuji.The city is an easy stop on the JR Tokaido Main line between Atami and Shizuoka....
  • Dog waits outside hospital for a year, looking for her deceased owner
    Dog waits outside hospital for a year, looking for her deceased owner
    According to the UK Telegraph'slocal media, heartbroken Masha has been turning up every day, hoping to see her owner ever since he passed away at this hospital in Novosibirsk, Siberia last year. When he was living on a ward in the hospital,...