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Shinkansen Marks 50 Years of Service
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, bullet train, shinkansen, 50 years, ttechnology )

Naoko
- 19 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
- 20 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
- 21 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
- 22 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
- 22 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
- 22 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.
Scotland's Independence Referendum Inspires An Okinawan Discussion
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Okinawa Scotland, independance, vote, referendum, Ryukyu kingdom )

Naoko
- 23 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Like Scotland vis-a-vis Britain, Okinawa was never technically a colony of Japan, but in 1872 the new Meiji government did annex the archipelago, which at the time was its own ⤢loosely defined kingdom with a tributary relationship to China.
Halt Whaling Program - Sign Please!
Animals  (tags: Japan, whaling, whale slaughter, endangered, petition )

Offline
- 25 days ago - forcechange.com
Japan will continue its whaling program in 2015 despite the United Nations' ruling against the country, breaking regulations established by the International Whaling commission. Whales, which are already endangered because of human activity.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Halt Japan's Whaling Program - ForceChange
Animals  (tags: whales, whaling, Japan, Japanese Whaling, wildlife, wildanimals, protection, killing, animals, animalwelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, AnimalWelfare )

Cal
- 25 days ago - forcechange.com
Japan will continue its whaling program in 2015 despite the United Nations' ruling against the country, breaking regulations established by the International Whaling commission.
Fukushima Fallout Drives Japan's $66 Billion Demand for WA Gas
Business  (tags: LNG, Liquid Natural Gas, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Climate Change, Japan, Post-Fukushima, Fossil fuel Imports, Australia )

Brian
- 26 days ago - perthnow.com.au
"The value of LNG exports from Australia is predicted to increase as much as 360 per cent to $66 billion within a few years. WA accounts for nearly 90 per cent of the country's LNG capacity."
The Feral Felines of Cat Heaven Island
Offbeat  (tags: cats, habitat, Japan, Fukuoka, cat heaven, research )

Naoko
- 30 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
You will immediately notice the cats. There are hundreds of them, roaming freely. Almost all are feral, wild-living and battle-hardened. For cat lovers, the place is becoming a tourist attraction.
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
- 35 days 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
- 35 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
- 38 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
- 40 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.
 

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