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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
- 5 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
- 7 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
- 13 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
- 14 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.
End Horrific Dolphin Drive Hunts - To Sign Please!
Animals  (tags: Dolphins, taji dolphin slaughter, Japan, animal cruelty, animal welfare, petition )

Offline
- 14 days ago - forcechange.com
Drive hunts in Japan's Taiji cove have slaughtered thousands of dolphins. These hunts involve creating a wall of sound to disorient the pods, which forces them to swim into the cove where they are wrangled and netted. Most of the captured dolphins
Designer Makes Helmet to Combat Work Stress
Offbeat  (tags: work, stress, health, helmet, Japan )

Ray
- 18 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Japanese designer Tomomi Sayuda has made a special role-playing kit for office workers, to help relieve stress at work - an important issue in Japan.
What Is Wabi-Sabi?
Society & Culture  (tags: Japan, Buddhism, culture, philosophy, wabi-sabi, world, perspective )

Nancy
- 20 days ago - mnn.com
What if, instead of fighting imperfection, you welcomed it into your life? The Japanese concept of wabi-sabi means "impermanent, imperfect and incomplete."
Tokyo's Tiny Capsules of Architectural Flair
Offbeat  (tags: world, fashion, off-beat, design, architecture, Japan, capsules, home )

Naoko
- 21 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A bed, fold-out desk and even a bathroom unit are squeezed into the boxes, which have a floor space of just 10 sq. meters.
Japan Suspend Hyena Breeding Program Realising They Have Spent Four Years Trying to Get Two MALES to Mate
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, breeding, hyenas, males, funny, offbeat )

Offline
- 22 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Japanese zookeepers have abandoned their four-year-long attempt to persuade two spotted hyenas to mate... after they realised both animals were male
Shinkansen Marks 50 Years of Service
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, bullet train, shinkansen, 50 years, ttechnology )

Naoko
- 24 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The bullet train, an iconic symbol of Japan's postwar economic boom, marked 50 years of service on Wednesday with a celebratory ceremony at Tokyo Station.
Escape From Mount Ontake - in Pictures
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Japanese volcano, eruption, Mount Ontake )

Zora
- 25 days ago - theguardian.com
The Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, killing dozens and leaving more than 250 people stranded near the peak. Some were able to flee and recorded their escape
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Japan to Stop Blocking Whale Sanctuary!
Animals  (tags: whales, protection, animalwelfare, JAPAN, animaladvocates, animals, wildlife )

Cal
- 26 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
A proposed 50m sq miles sanctuary for migratory whales may never come to be if International Whaling Commission (IWC) delegates from Japan continue to oppose it.
31 Feared Dead on Mt. Ontake
World  (tags: death, disaster, Mt. Ontake, Japan, Volcanic Eruption )

Naoko
- 26 days ago - the-japan-news.com
NAGANO (Jiji Press) -- A total of 31 climbers are believed to have died near the peak of Mt. Ontake, which erupted Saturday, the Nagano prefectural police department said Sunday.
Expel the Taiji Whale Museum - Sign Please!
Animals  (tags: Taji, whale museum, Japan, hash tag, twitter, dolphins, whales, slaughter, animal welfare )

Offline
- 27 days ago - change.org
Once again the killing season has started in Taiji, Japan. The local "fishermen" use expensive high-powered boats to search for and hunt down migrating families of wild dolphins and small whales that swim along the coastline.
Central Japan Volcano Mt. Ontake Erupts During Climbing Season
World  (tags: Volcanic Eruption, Japan, Mt. Ontake, danger )

Naoko
- 27 days ago - mainichi.jp
Mt. Ontake, a central Japan volcano popular with tourists particularly in the fall, erupted without warning just before noon Saturday, burying at least four people in ash and leaving several others unconscious.
 

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