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Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in... More
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This chemical could protect plants from radioactive fallout at Fukushima | The Verge
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/5...

A synthetic #chemical prevents a plant native to #Japan from absorbing harmful radioactive elements, according to a study published today in Scientific Reports. The findings raise the possibility...

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Why does Japanese culture revere insects? – Andrea Appleton – Aeon
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In #Japan, beetles are pets, grasshoppers a delicacy and fireflies are adored. Is the creepy-crawly a Western invention?

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

The Omega Sun in Japan: Mysterious and Lucky Winter Phenomenon | tsunagu Japan
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If you are staying in a coastal area in Japan sometime between late autumn and early spring, you may have a chance to see this omega-shaped sun at sunrise or

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

BBC News - Japanese child star in coma after helium stunt goes wrong
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A member of Japanese child pop group 3B Junior was left in a coma after inhaling helium for a stunt on a TV show.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Why Vending Machines Are So Popular in Japan
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Right now, I am visiting New York. There are not many vending machines here, like there are in Osaka, where I live. Surely, there must be a good reason for Japan having all those vending machines. Turns out, there are several.

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

How Japan became a pop culture superpower » The Spectator
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There is an island nation, just off the main body of a continent. It gained an empire from the force of its military and the finesse of its trading contracts.…

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Japan's Abe calls latest hostage deadline 'despicable' - Yahoo News
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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister #Shinzo Abe expressed outrage and demanded Wednesday that Islamic State extremists release a Japanese journalist, as secret talks in Jordan sought the release of the Japanese and a Jordanian pilot also ...

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

The Fight to Save Japan’s Young Shut-Ins - WSJ
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A city reaches out to its ‘hikikomori’ population. Some sufferers stay inside their homes for years. #Japan

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Has Few Options on ISIS Crisis
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#Japanese prime minister has few options to act after #ISIS holds two citizens to $200 million ransom

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

A Guide to the Regional Ramen of Japan | Lucky Peach
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The characteristics of Japan's twenty established regional styles. #ramen

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Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks | World news | The Guardian
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Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population

Posted by mrsalinger  (United Kingdom)

Japan in graphics: Falling blossom | The Economist
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A look at #Japan’s economic and demographic difficulties as it goes to the polls Japan is the third-largest economy after America and China. It is so wealthy that...

Posted by phil  (United States)

Japan Unexpectedly Enters Recession as Abe Weighs Tax: Economy - Bloomberg
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#Japan unexpectedly sank into a #recession last quarter as the world’s third-largest economy struggled to shake off the impact of an April sales-tax boost, raising the odds of a delay in a second bump in the levy.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

BBC News - Japan's levitating maglev train reaches 500km/h (311mph)
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Train fans have experienced the speed of super-fast maglev trains, during test runs for members of the public in central #Japan.

Posted by gilligan  (United States)

How This Working Man Became Japan's Most Controversial Marathoner
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One guy, one not-super-fast-or-important guy has sort of spanked the elite running establishments of Japan, and the US of A. That guy is Japanese government clerk Yuki #Kawauchi, pronounced Kow wah OO chee. He'll be part of the elite men...

Posted by dryden  (Canada)

 
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