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Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, science, research, NewTechnology, news, interesting, humans, environment, design, concept, solar float, japan, Electricity Generation, nuclear )

Darren
- 1 day ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan. Solar has risen to the forefront, as its panels take to the water.
Soup for 30,000 Cooked Up in Single, Giant Pot at Yamagata Festival
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, Yamagata, imo-ni, giant pot, soup, Japan )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - mainichi.jp
Go big or go home. That might as well have been the slogan for the 26th Yamagata Imoni Festival here on Sept. 14, as organizers cooked up 30,000 servings of beef and vegetable soup in a single, massive pot.
Three Years After Fukushima, Japan Approves a Nuclear Plant
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, Energy Policy, Nuclear Energy, Fukushima, Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Safe, Restart )

Brian
- 4 days ago - nytimes.com
"The two reactors at the Sendai power plant on the southern island of Kyushu are the first to be certified as safe enough to restart by the Nuclear Regulation Authority since the agency was created two years ago to restore public confidence in nuclear..."
Poll and Petition to Stop the Dolphin Slaughter in Taiji Cove, Japan - Via Focusing on Wildlife
Animals  (tags: Japan, Dolphins, Animal Cruelty, Slaughter, Killing, Suffering, Ethical concerns, Poll, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 7 days ago - focusingonwildlife.com
Please vote 'yes' in the poll to stop the annual dolphin slaughter in Taiji Cove, Japan and then also please sign the petition (via the link at the bottom of the page) to stop the six-month killing of dolphins in the cove which turns red with blood.
The World's 25 Strangest Drinking Customs ~INFOGRAPHIC
World  (tags: world, culture, society, family, drinking customs, interesting, humans, news, Australia, Japan, India, Asia, Africa, Europe )

Carrie
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
No matter how many historical monuments you visit while traveling, or works of art you fawn over, you'll never understand the people and their culture until you drink with them. But, before you clink glasses with your new friends,you might want to take...
Dengue Outbreak Affects at Least 22 in Japan
World  (tags: world, Japan, health, medicine, death )

Alexandra
- 14 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Dengue fever is a disease spread to humans by mosquito bites, and is caused by one of four types of dengue viruses. It can cause severe flu-like symptoms and in severe cases can be fatal.
Immortal Jellyfish May Have the Secret to Everlasting Life
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, immortality, Japan, Kyoto University, morphing, research, scarlet jellyfish, science, study )

Kayleen
- 18 days ago - cnn.com
Researchers report the scarlet jellyfish do not die, but continue to rejuvenate. These amazing creatures are "immortal" as we know it, and could hold the secret to perpetual life, as logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.
Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 19 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-Year-Old Challenges World's Fastest Man
Offbeat  (tags: diet, health, interesting, 103-years-old, Japan, running, sports, exercises )

Naoko
- 19 days ago - japantoday.com
Miyazaki, who hails from tea-growing Shizuoka prefecture, about 200 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, was a late bloomer, only taking up running at the age of 92 after watching an old people's sports day broadcast on television.
Health Risk From Fukushima Radiation
Health & Wellness  (tags: Radiation, Health Risk, Fukushima, Japan, 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami, Reactor Incident )

Brian
- 22 days ago - csicop.org
"On March 11, 2011, a tsunami hit northeast Japan. The flooding overwhelmed the safety measures at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing several reactors to experience meltdown and resulting in the leaking of radioactive contaminated..."
Star Dust Brought to Earth Originated Beyond Our Solar System
Science & Tech  (tags: Japan, NASA, Science, Space, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - rt.com
NASA's Stardust robotic mission which gathered samples from the flyby comet Wild 2 and brought them to Earth in 2006 has proven to be a success, with scientists saying some particles it collected originated from outside our solar system.
The Dolphin-Killing Season Is About to Begin in Japan; Here's What You Can Do About It
Animals  (tags: dolphins, Japan, slaughter, activism )

Freya
- 30 days ago - takepart.com
Five years after 'The Cove,' activists are redoubling efforts to stop the slaughter.
Japan Paid ¥380 Million in Compensation for Accidents Caused By U.S. Military Personnel
Offbeat  (tags: usa, asia, troops, military, crime, Japan, compensation, burden, Okinawa, SOFA )

Naoko
- 34 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Under the agreement, which forms the legal framework for U.S. military personnel operating in Japan, the Japanese government is obliged to cover 25 percent of compensation for incidents that occur during U.S. military duties, even if Japan played no role
Rescue Animals From the Fukushima Nuclear Radiation Zone in Japan - Force Change
Animals  (tags: Animals, Pets, Domesticated Animals, Environment, Fukushima, Radiation, Japan, Animal Cruelty, Suffering, Death, Ethics, Petition to sign )

Victoria
- 40 days ago - forcechange.com
Urge the Japanese Minister of the Environment to provide organisation and relief for animals (cows, pigs, chickens and companion dogs) trapped in the Fukushima radiation zone. By combining efforts of NGOs, it is possible to rescue these poor animals.
Zoo Makes Wild Fashion Statement With Lion-Ripped Jeans
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, fashion, jeans, tiger, ripped, zoo, Japan )

Naoko
- 55 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, has taken the catwalk to a new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.
 

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