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1 hr ago | The Press-Enterprise
Riverside Police Officer Daniel Baird shows exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, Riverside's sister city, a memorial wall for fallen officers on Sept. 11. A group of 15 exchange students from Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, which is Riverside's sister city, toured the Riverside Police Department's Magnolia Station on Sept.
5 hrs ago | Transworld
Last winter the adidas Snowboarding team took a trip to Japan to test out the new 2014 collection. With their guide, Kazu Kokubo they were able to find new spots in the mountains of Hokkaido, as well as the streets of Sapporo.
6 hrs ago | The Daily Caller
Greenpeace is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Japan idling its last nuclear power plant, calling it an "inspiring lesson for people across the globe." But what Greenpeace fails to mention is that Japan's energy economy has been in chaos since since the last of about 50 nuclear reactors went idle last year in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
8 hrs ago | The F-Word Blog
CN Lester praises Love Hotel, a documentary by Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda that beautifully explores the Japanese phenomenon without exploiting its protagonists Those hoping for an expository, talking-heads and graphs style documentary will not find what they're looking for in Phil Cox and Hikaru Toda's Love Hotel . Instead, the directors offer a far more sensitive look at what could, in the wrong hands, turn into a simplistic, sexploitation flick - another lazy, racist addition to the "look how weird Japan is" genre beloved of Western media.
12 hrs ago | Korea Herald
About 20,000 participants are expected to gather at the 12th meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity, slated for Sept. 29-Oct. 17 in an eco-friendly district in South Korea, the local unit of the organizing committee said Monday.
16 hrs ago | Korea Herald
When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own. A little over a decade later, the 10-person operation is on a roll with its Ichiro's Malt scooping up praise from a rapidly growing fan base in Japan and overseas.
19 hrs ago | The Washington Post
Yoshi Takeuchi realized they had made a mistake as soon as the ferry docked in Chongjin, a major industrial city on North Korea's east coast. Instead of finding the "paradise on Earth" promised by her ethnic Korean husband, who was being "repatriated" to a country he'd never set foot in, the Japanese woman discovered a dilapidated city in even worse condition than their impoverished neighborhood in post-war Japan.
In this Feb. 27, 2013 file photo, Japan's then 114-year-old Misao Okawa, right, and her then 90-year-old son Hiroshi Okawa pose with the Guinness World Records certificate of the world's oldest woman at a nursing home in Osaka, western Japan, when she received the official certificate from the Guinness World Records. The number of people who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820 in Japan, one of the most rapidly aging countries in the world.
In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, elderly people rest under the shade of a tree in Tokyo.
Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and perhaps nowhere more than in rapidly aging Japan. The number of Japanese who are at least 100 years old, known as centenarians, has reached 58,820, according to the latest government estimate, released every September to mark Respect-for-the-Aged Day, a national holiday that falls on Monday.
This is the sixth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.
Operators of conveyer-belt sushi restaurants in Japan are diversifying their menus and speeding up the delivery of dishes amid rising competition and costs. "This restaurant offers a variety of food at low prices and we never want to stop coming here," said Yuki Suda, a 17-year-old at a Muten Kura Zushi restaurant in Tokyo's Itabashi ward.
Sir Elton, now 67, was in fine vocal form, belting out the words with a thunderous tone matching the way he hammered the keys on his Yamaha grand piano. Annabel Gale had to wait 20 years and come "halfway around the world," but she finally met her prince - now an earl - and his wife.
Varanasi may get a complete makeover as the Union government looks at a detailed plan to develop the Prime Minister's constituency into a 'smart city'. The Union urban development ministry has drawn up a blueprint for a slew of projects - comprising town planning, civic and transportation - to reshape the temple town significantly.
Legal gray zone: Makuhari International School in Chiba Prefecture is one of only a handful of such institutions in Japan that are accredited by the education ministry. Japanese parents who put their children in international schools without education ministry accreditation may technically be breaking the law, although the government turns a blind eye.
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Table toppers Urawa Reds continued their hot streak by overpowering Shimizu S-Pulse 4-1 on Saturday to stretch their advantage at the J-League summit to four points. Urawa, Asian champions in 2007, improved to 47 points from 23 matches after scoring four goals for the third successive match as Japan's top flight resumed after the international break.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 08:12 pm
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