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Cats Rule Japan's Aoshima Island, Also Known as "Cat Island"
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Japan, island )

- 3 days ago -
Do the math: There are 120 cats and 20 people on this tiny island off the southern coast of Japan.
Japan Is Trying to Rewrite Its Horrific World War II History... We Can't Let That Happen
World  (tags: Japan, Revisionist History, War Crimes, Shinzo Abe, McGraw Hill, Comfort Women, Unit 731, Rape of Nanjing, Atrocities )

- 7 days ago -
Sexual slavery was just one of a litany of crimes that included massacres, grotesque medical experiments and plunder.
Calligrapher With Down Syndrome Takes Message of Hope to U.N.
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, calligraphy, Japan, Down Syndrome, UN )

- 10 days ago -
Shoko Kanazawa, an acclaimed calligrapher and disability rights advocate, on Friday conveyed an inspirational message of hope through her accomplishments at a day-long event commemorating World Down Syndrome day at the United Nations.
Iwo Jima 70 Years on: US Veterans Return to Battle Island
Offbeat  (tags: Iwo Jima, WW2, Japan, USA )

- 10 days ago -
On 19 February 1945 the US launched a land invasion of the heavily defended Japanese island of Iwo Jima. It was the start of one of the bloodiest battles of the World War Two.
Deadly Sarin Attack on Tokyo Subway System Recalled 20 Years on
Offbeat  (tags: death, violence, terrorism, religion, Japan, Aum Shinrikyo, sarin attack, 20 years, cult )

- 11 days ago -
Japan on Friday commemorated the 20th anniversary of doomsday cult Aum ShinrikyoâEUR(TM)s sarin attack on the Tokyo subway system, which killed 13 people and left more than 6,000 sick or injured.
Four Years Since Fukushima, Calls Grow for Nuclear-Free World
Environment  (tags: Fukushima disaster, Japan, no nukes, hell no we won't glow, activism, environment )

- 15 days ago -
Crisis lives on as 250,000 Japanese still reside in temporary housing while struggle to contain hundreds of thousands of tons of radioactive water continues
Hello, Kitty: Japan's Obsession With Cats Hits New York
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cats, Japan, pets )

- 21 days ago -
Centuries before Maru the YouTube star, cats were revered in Japan despite the fact they are not native to the country.
Frogalicious! Japanese Cafe Serves a Whole Frog Burger
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, japan, frog, burger )

- 23 days ago -
A whole frog, minus the flies and croak, will soon be offered as a burger by a cafe in the Japanese city of Yokohama. The deep fried frog will be served in a black bun, colored with bamboo charcoal, and topped with lettuce.
Japan Has Invented Wine for Cats So You Don't Have to Drink Alone
Offbeat  (tags: wine, cats, Japan, B H, Nyan Nyan Nouveau )

- 26 days ago -
A Japanese company called B&H has started selling wine made âEURoeexclusively for cats", so you and your fluffy companion can have the pur-fect Friday night in.
Japanese Island Overrun With Cats
Animals  (tags: cats, Japan, islands, strays )

- 26 days ago -
Aoshima, a tiny island located in Miyazaki province off the southern coast of Japan, officially has less than 20 people in residence âEUR" but over 120 feral cats, outnumbering the humans by six to one.
Microsoft Billionaire Finds Wreck of Legendary Japanese Battleship Musashi
Science & Tech  (tags: japan, musashi, WWII )

- 26 days ago -
Paul Allen revealed his amazing discovery to the world on Tuesday, by posting a photo to Twitter of the World War II battleship Musashi's rusty bow, which bore the Japanese empire's Chrysanthemum seal.
University Students Translate Testimony By A-Bomb Survivor Into English
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, humanrights, hibakusha, atomic bombings, hiroshima, Japan, translation, university students )

- 36 days ago -
In the lectures, the students learned of the process leading to developing atomic bombs and dropping them on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as the fact that many hibakusha are still suffering from the after-effects of radiation exposure.
Is This the Cutest Place on Earth? Tourists Can Walk With Six Breeds of Foxes and Even Feed Them in Japanese Sanctuary
Offbeat  (tags: Foxes, fox sanctuary, Japan, offbeat )

- 51 days ago -
With their little faces looking up to the camera, six breeds of foxes stand patiently awaiting their lunch.
New Hotel Opening Up in Japan Will Be Operated By Robots
Science & Tech  (tags: hotel, japan, staff, roids, actroids, robots )

- 52 days ago -
If you decide to visit Japan this summer and choose to stay at the Hen na Hotel, you may be surprised to see robots, or more specifically, androids running the place. This is because,this new hotel is going to be operated by Androids or Actroids
Fox Village in Japan Is Probably the Cutest Place on Earth
Offbeat  (tags: foxes, Japan, Sanctuary )

- 53 days ago -
foxes in Japan are considered to be sly tricksters. However, some in Japan also believe them to have mystical powers or that hey are messengers of Inari Okami,

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