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  • Japan volcano eruption strands over 250 at one point, one dead, seven missing and 32 seriously injured.
    Japan volcano: Scores of injured hunker down in mountain lodges, 7 missing
    Hikers admiring the fall foliage found themselves in the middle of a volcano eruption in Japan, killing one woman and injuring 40, with 32 people being reported as seriously injured. Seven people are missing in the eruption. The sounds of the...
  • Volcano Eruption in Japan
    Volcano eruption in Japan kills one and leaves 30 stranded
    Mount Ontake, a Japanese volcano, erupted on Saturday killing one woman and injuring more than 30 others. The mountain is a popular destination for hikers who come to see the autumn scenery. “It was like thunder,” recounted a woman who...
  • Gundam Cafe
    Akihabara Street Market
    For fans and collectors of almost anything anime, Akihabara(or Akiba for short) is the mecca you've been searching for. Whether is older anime from the 70's like Gaogaigar or Captain Harlock and other space anime, to more recent ones like...
  • Girls from Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Girls of Tokyo Game Show 2014
    As with many of these game shows and conventions, the booth girls are almost as big as an attraction as the games themselves. This year was no exception as nearly everybody, from the large Nintendo, Konami, Sega, Sony, and Microsoft booths, to the...
  • Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Tokyo Game Show 2014
    Another year of the Tokyo Game Show has come and gone, and we got to see plenty of exciting things scheduled to come out in 2015. By the numbers, TGS was not quite as big a their record breaking 2013 crowd, but it was still big enough to be the...
  • Designer Japanese toilet paper
    Shortages of critical consumer goods hurt Japan, Venezuela
    Shortages of critical consumer products in Japan and Venezuela alert governments to action. At opposite ends of the body, citizens are reaching out for an answer.With a possible toilet paper shortage in Japan, September is ‘Toilet Paper...
  • UFC star Miesha Tate fights Rin Nakai in Japan
    UFC Fight Night: What should Miesha Tate wear for her weigh-in with Rin Nakai?
    According to a Sept. 15 report from MMA Mania, one of the most hotly-anticipated weigh-ins in UFC history is set for this weekend, as former bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate, goes toe-to-toe with Japanese superstar Rin Nakai. Tate, 28,...
  • Chat Noir
    Is Denver ready for a Cat Cafe?
    What is a cat café? It’s a place where people can gather, hang out, sip beverages and read or bring a laptop; a place to meet with friends. To most of us, that sounds like the neighborhood coffee shop, lounge or bookstore. However, add a...
  • The game
    'Shocking Japanese sex assault game lets users touch fake breasts'
    The above headline is copied verbatim from New York'sDaily Newsand could be the first case in journalistic history of burying the lede before a word of the story appears. The Japanese have developed a "sex assault game?" Never mind...
  • CDC health workers in Africa
    Top 'Outbreak News' stories for the week of Sept. 7-13
    There has been no shortage of infectious disease and "outbreak" news happening across the globe and right here at home.With the Enterovirus D68 outbreak here in the United States and new developments daily coming out of Africa on the two...
  • Black burger? Japan Burger King has a squid ink black burger, would you eat it?
    Black burger? Japan Burger King has a squid ink black burger, would you eat it?
    A black burger – black bun, black cheese and black sauce – has been unveiled by Burger King in Japan. The bizarre offering, which is rolled out by our Eastern fast food friends from time to time, always catches us off guard. The burger...
  • Kuro Diamond Kuro Pearl
    Black burger: Has Burger King created the least appetizing menu item ever?
    What do people have against the burger? People make cupcakes that look like burgers and decide to completely forgo all taste considerations. (You’re telling me, green coconut, multi-colored frosting, or all kinds of fondant is good? I&rsquo...
  • Summer surfboard couture: Alexander Wang cage installation
    Summer surfboard couture: Alexander Wang cage installation
    The fashion world and the surf world are commingling now more than ever. Two monumental innovators from both creative outlets co-developed a beautifully tailored cage installation, which was featured in the popularly located, Alexander Wang Soho...
  • Mt. Oyama
    Tokyo’s backyard nature oasis: Tanzawa-Ōyama
    Tokyo may be among the world’s most frenetic, fun cities, but just outside city limits stretches a stunning natural landscape.An exploratory adventure around the three prefectures that surround Mt. Fuji is a nice break from 24/7 Tokyo. True...
  • Japan Surrenders
    September 2 marks end of WWII
    September 2 is officially designated as the formal end of World War II by many historians. Although the end of the fighting in different theaters came on various days, September 2, 1945, is the day Japan formally surrendered on the deck aboard the...