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STOP Japanese Dolphin Hunt September 2014 - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: Taiji dolphin massacre, stop, Japan, September 2014, hunt, cruelty, dolphins )

Marie
- 1 day ago - secure.avaaz.org
Have you seen "The Cove?" "Blackfish?" Help STOP the Immoral and brutal Japanese dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan before next September.
Zoo Makes Wild Fashion Statement With Lion-Ripped Jeans
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, fashion, jeans, tiger, ripped, zoo, Japan )

Naoko
- 6 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.
Politician Proposes Giving Newlyweds Pierced Condoms
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, politician, stupid, birth rate, condoms, Japan )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- A Japanese politician in Aichi Prefecture has landed himself in hot water after suggesting that deliberately punctured condoms be distributed to married couples to counter the country's dwindling birth rate, local media reported on Friday.
Fix Radioactive Leaks at Nuclear Disaster Site --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Environment  (tags: environment, oceans, pollution, radioactive, Japan, Fukushima, TEPCO, nuclear power, ecosystems, energy, habitat destruction, petition, health conditions )

Lynn
- 14 days ago - forcechange.com
A corroded pipe at Japan's doomed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant... continues to leak radioactive water into the ocean and groundwater, delaying further cleanup of the site. ... (TEPCO) has known about the radioactive leak ... continues pose a hazard ...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Japan: End Illegal Antarctic Whaling Today!
Animals  (tags: swhaling, whales, Japan, japanese government, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, animals, animalwelfare, death, animalcruelty, animaladvocates, animalrights, slaughter )

Cal
- 18 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
With many whale species still listed as endangered, it's past time for illegal whaling to end
Take Action! - End Commercial Whaling - Please Sign!
Animals  (tags: End, commercial, whaling, Japan, Norway, Iceland, killing, whales )

Marie
- 21 days ago - forcechange.com
Despite the International Whaling Commission's (IWC) ban of commercial whaling in 1986, commercial whaling is still a problem on Earth's oceans that threatens many different species of whale.
Tony Abbott Says Japan's Attempts to Resume Southern Ocean Whaling Will Not Harm Relations
Offbeat  (tags: Tony Abbott, Japan, trade deal, whaling, friendship, Australia )

Marie
- 21 days ago - mobile.abc.net.au
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says any attempt by Japan to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean would not damage a "special friendship"
Japan Braces for Onslaught of 'Super Typhoon' Neoguri
World  (tags: weather, Japan, Typhoon Neoguri, warning, news, humans )

Carrie
- 22 days ago - rawstory.com
Super Typhoon Neoguri is bearing down on Japan's Ryuku Islands, a string of more than 100 islands that make up the southernmost part of the Japanese archipelago. The storm's path could take it will very close to the biggest of the islands, Okinawa.
No Restrictions: Japan's Demand for Illegal Wood Driving Rampant Deforestation in Siberia
Environment  (tags: deforestation, Japan, Siberia, habitatdestruction, habitat, ecosystems, environment, destruction, conservation, politics, world, wildlife, protection, pollution, endangered, government, humans, nature, trees )

Cal
- 26 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Japan has made no strides to reduce its import of illegal timber. Instead, it is knowingly importing mass quantities of wood sourced from vulnerable forests in Siberia, according to a report recently issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency
Rumors Swirl After Girls Mysteriously Collapse at Fukuoka School
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, Japan, girls, collapsed )

Naoko
- 26 days ago - japantoday.com
The Internet is exploding after a succession of high school girls in Fukuoka Prefecture disturbingly collapsed during school hours on Monday. Students who were at the scene took to their Twitter accounts to post updates as the bizarre spectacle unfolded.
Lawmaker Bursts Into Tears at Press Conference Over His Use of Public Funds
Offbeat  (tags: performance, funny, Japan, assemblyman, tears, shame )

Naoko
- 27 days ago - japantoday.com
The assemblyman shouts incoherent excuses in between gut-wrenching sobs, punctuated by the long intakes of breath necessary to power the next outburst.
Ashitaba: Tomorrow's Leaf, Today
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, ashitaba, food, medicine, health, diet, interesting, news, humans, nutrition )

Carrie
- 33 days ago - modernfarmer.com
The Japanese know a good thing when they see it. Since ancient times, food foragers in the southern Japanese islands gathered a particular woodland plant for food and medicine.
Scaring The Japanese People With Radiation Is Criminal
Health & Wellness  (tags: Japan, Fukushima, Fear, PTSD, Exploitation, Sensationalism, Hysteria, Mental Health, Stress, Fear of Radiation )

Brian
- 33 days ago - forbes.com
"Ironically, it has repeatedly been shown that the worst health effects from Fukushima have come from the fear of radiation and the forced evacuations, not from any radiation effects."
Amazon Japan Doubles Its Goat Force
World  (tags: Japan, animals, humans, weed eating, lawn mowing, society, interesting, news, world )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - modernfarmer.com
The goats' presence is meant to soothe workers's spirits. During breaks, employees can visit the goats and "be healed if you look at the sight of adult goats and kids weeding together" -- and who wouldn't?
Picture of Cop Guiding Duck Family to River a Twitter Sensation
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, ducklings, Japan, Sapporo, police )

Naoko
- 43 days ago - mainichi.jp
SAPPORO -- A picture of a policeman guiding a stray duck family down to a river has created a sensation on Twitter, already gaining some 12,000 retweets.
 

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