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Night Train to Shimane's Land of the Gods
Offbeat  (tags: culture, society, interesting, Japan, lunar calendar, shinto, Izumo Taisha )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The 10th month of the lunar calendar is known throughout most of Japan as Kannazuki, or the "month of no gods."
Historic Kyoto Temple First in Japan to Offer Gay Weddings
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, goodnews, gay marriages, temple, Japan )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantoday.com
Joining big venues like Tokyo Disneyland, an ancient Zen temple in the picturesque city of Kyoto is offering gay weddings in traditional Japanese style.
Meet the "Meanest" Dog in All of Japan
Offbeat  (tags: animals, funny, humans, humor, pets, dog, Japan )

Giana
- 8 days ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Japan has quite a large population for such a small land mass. It does need to be said, more people usually means more dogs, right? So, for one dog to be the single best in Japan at doing whatever it is the dog does, seems a bit unobtainable.
Neighbors Aid 'Miraculous' Quake Rescues
Offbeat  (tags: family, humans, goodnews, society, Japan, earthquakes, Nagano, rescue, rescue, aid, neighbours )

Naoko
- 22 days ago - the-japan-news.com
"It seems like a real miracle that no one's died, despite such terrible damage," said Kazuo Kashiwabara, who witnessed the quake, which measured lower 6 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7.
Tell Yahoo! Japan to Stop Selling Whale Meat PETITION
Animals  (tags: whales, Japan )

Anna
- 23 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
People still consume whale meat in Japan, despite international backlash and an international ban enacted in 1986. A loophole that allows whale meat used in "scientific research" to be sold for profit allows the practice to continue.
Tony Abbott Must Act to Stop Japanese Whaling
Animals  (tags: Tony Abbott, Australia, japan, Japanese whalers, petition, minke whales, animal welfare )

Scooby
- 24 days ago - campaigns.greens.org.au
Japan has just issued itself a permit to kill nearly 4000 Minke Whales in Antarctic waters. Japan wants to put 333 whales on the butcher's block, every year for the next twelve years. The only quota for lethal, so-called "scientific research" on whales
Toyota Affiliate Contract Workers Dispute 'Trickle-Down' Economics
Business  (tags: money, economy, corporate, abuse, Toyota, poor, trickle-down economics, minimum wage workers, Japan )

Naoko
- 26 days ago - mainichi.jp
The man's hourly wage: 840 yen. He works eight hours a day, with two days off per week, with his monthly paycheck totaling somewhere between 100,000 and 150,000 yen.
Request the Japanese Government to Take Action and Cease the Barbaric Slaughter of Dolphins & Whales at Taiji
Animals  (tags: Taiji dolphins, taiji hunt, dolphins, Japan, animal cruelty, animal welfare, petition )

Scooby
- 31 days ago - change.org
In the small coastal town of Taiji, hundreds to thousands of dolphins and small whales are captured and killed each year during the annual dolphin drive hunt.
'Worked to Death': Japanese Restaurant Pays Out $500,000 After Manager Commits Suicide
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Health, Japan, Law )

Ray
- 41 days ago - rt.com
A Japanese restaurant will have to pay $500,000 in damages after overworking an employee to the point of suicide. The man had worked 190 hours overtime a month, as well as suffering abusive treatment from his supervisor.
Tokyo Olympic Stadium: Sports Cathedral or White Elephant?
Offbeat  (tags: Olympic stadiums, Tokyo, Japan )

Ray
- 45 days ago - bbc.co.uk
This artist's impression shows how Tokyo's new National Stadium will look, Olympic stadiums are a problem. In Athens, many of the 2004 stadia now stand abandoned and overgrown.
Monkey Leads the Way in Females' Social Advancement in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, society, monkeys, male leader, Oita, Japan, power, ranking )

Naoko
- 52 days ago - the-japan-news.com
OITA -- A female monkey at Takasakiyama Natural Zoological Garden in Oita is attracting attention as she makes her mark in the largest group at the zoo. The zoo is known for its large population of monkeys.
First Patient Receives Stem Cell Treatment for Degenerative Eye Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: Eye Disease, Degenerative Eye Disease, Stem Cell Treatment, Biotechnology, Experimental Phase, Human Trials, Japan )

Brian
- 57 days ago - singularityhub.com
"Human trials for the use of stem cells in treating degenerative eye disease have received the green light from an oversight committee in Japan after they agreed that the proposed treatment is safe."
Japan Approves Plans for World's Fastest Train Line
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Tranportation, Infrastructure, Mass Transit, Technology, Maglev, Magnetic Levitation, Train, Government )

Brian
- 59 days ago - rt.com
"The Japanese government has approved plans for a train that will carry passengers from Tokyo to Nogoya at a speed of 310 miles per hour (500 kph). The train, which will be the fastest in the world, will use magnetic levitation technology."
Amnesty International Slams US in Death Penalty Report for Executing Mentally Disabled Prisoners
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Human rights, Japan, Law, Pakistan, Scandal, USA )

Ray
- 66 days ago - rt.com
Human rights group Amnesty International has published a report criticizing nations, including the United States, for allowing inmates with mental or intellectual disabilities to be executed -- a violation of international standards, the group wrote.
Operation Icefish - Sea Shepherd Launches New Southern Ocean Campaign
Animals  (tags: SeaShepherd, whaling, Japan, whales, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, animaladvocates, animals, animalwelfare, killing, ethics )

Cal
- 66 days ago - seashepherd.org.au
Sea Shepherd is preparing its fleet of ships to once again confront the Japanese whale poachers, should they decide to resume their illegal whaling operations this coming season.
 

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