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2 hrs ago | The Courier

Calligraphy teaching group from Japan visits Ballarat High School

BALLARAT High School was one of four schools chosen to visit by a Japanese calligraphy teaching group in its whistle stop tour of Australia.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

New York Post

Whata s a nice Jewish boy doing in an East Village sushi restaurant?

Late on a recent Friday night, David Bouhadana is cutting loose, making his way through a line of full sake glasses in front of him, sipping a beer and dancing and rapping along with French Montana's "Ain't Worried About Nothin'."

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Related Topix: Life, Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, Food, East Village (New York, NY), French Montana, Hip-Hop, World News, Japan

The Japan Times

Self-defense less collective at local level

After the Shiga gubernatorial election earlier this month, in which Taizo Mikazuki, the hand-picked successor to former Gov. Yukiko Kada, defeated the ruling coalition's candidate, certain media agencies and pundits suggested that collective self-defense had no impact on the race.

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The Japan Times

Osaka bets big on TOEFL to boost English levels

Teach to the test: Students at an Osaka high school take a TOEFL iBT practice exam.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Neatorama

Deer Fill the Street in a Japanese Town

About 1,000 deer live in the roughly 1,200 acres that constitute Nara Park in Nara, Japan.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Grub Street

Extremely Rare Japanese Dessert Coming to Kajitsu for Four Days Only

As we've already mentioned, this is the height of cold-noodle season , and connoisseurs might want to stick around town this steamy weekend to experience perhaps the rarest variety: kuzukiri, the chilled noodle dessert made from kudzu and water and served with black sugar syrup.

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Autoblog

Official: Tommykaira ZZ ready for a customizable EV closeup

Tesla Roadster ? What Tesla Roadster? Japanese automaker GLM and Japan racing-car maker Tommykaira are putting the finishing touches on one very cool electric roadster.

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Green Car Congress

Kyoto team develops new cathode material for high-energy-density rechargeable magnesium batteries

Charge-discharge profiles of ion-exchanged MgFeSiO4. Three-electrode cells using Mg metal counter electrode and silver reference electrode were used.

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Reuters

Japan to open bids for Kansai, Osaka airports operating rights in Oct.

Japan will in October invite bids for the operating rights for a major international airport, an official said on Friday, in a deal expected to be among the biggest in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to draw private funds into public infrastructure.

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Thu Jul 24, 2014

Patch.com

NK Teacher Tours Japan, Tastes Culture, Meets Atomic Bomb Survivor, Sees Fukushima

Sandra Makielski, a seventh grade social studies teacher at Davisville Middle School, might be feeling some jet lag but it was worth it.

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Related Topix: Travel, Asia Travel, Japan Travel, Education Etc., World News, Japan

The Kyoto Shimbun News

100-yen Breakfast Becoming Widespread

A movement to start"100-yen breakfast" to encourage students to have breakfast is spreading at universities in Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures.

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The Kyoto Shimbun News

Float Procession in the "Saki-matsuri" of Gion Festival

The float procession of the "Saki-matsuri," or former festival, of the Gion Festival, one of Japan's three major festivals, paraded through Nakagyo and Shimogyo Wards, Kyoto, on July 17. As the procession was divided into two days this year due to the revival of the "Ato-matsuri," or latter festival, after a 49-year interval, 23 of the total 33 ... (more)

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The Kyoto Shimbun News

Chigo Performs "Shimenawa-giri" Splendidly

In the midsummer sunlight, spectators' eyes filled with keen interest focused on the hands of the "Chigo," or sacred child.

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Keystonepolitics.com

PA Legislators Accept Free Vacations with Ethics Committee Approval

Over the weekend, the AP released a report detailing privately funded trips which were taken by members of the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation on the dime of special interests groups.

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Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Lotte Opens Duty Free Shop in Guam Airport

Lotte Duty Free Shop opened a store in Guam International Airport on Wednesday after acquiring the exclusive license there, a first for a Korean firm.

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PetsLady.com

'Monster' Terrifies People In Kyoto, Japan

Japan is a nation that has had more than its share of monsters -- well, in the movies anyway.

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Anna.aero

Spring Airlines increases presence at Osaka Kansai with three routes

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kotaku

Oh Hey, It's Inflatable Pikachu Vagina

Ages ago, a particular Pikachu bouncy house was noticed in Japan. The entrance looked like, for lack of a better word, a Pikachu vagina.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

Jaunted

Osaka: Japan Just Opened a Wizarding World of Harry Potter of Their Very Own

Just as the world is still buzzing from last month's debut of the new Diagon Alley park Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Japan is celebrating their own piece of the pie.

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OhNoTheyDidnt

12 (5) all-girl metal bands from Japan

Japan is not exactly known for being terribly progressive when it comes to women.

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Related Topix: Hard-Rock, Europe, World News, Japan, The Go-Go's, Pop/Rock

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