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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
- 5 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
Michael's Revolution #9   video
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Michael
- 59 days ago - youtube.com
A hard to believe story which will all add. How many will believe that Michael of Daniel 12;1, is the child of Revelations 12, and #9 from the Beatles song Revolution #9 where Lennon says near the end, "Take this brother may it serve you well.?"
One Woman's Mark on the Nation's Constitution
Offbeat  (tags: society, war, asia, humanrights, women's rights, Japan, Constitution, Beate Sirota Gordon )

Naoko
- 64 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beate Sirota Gordon, who played a big role in drafting the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution.
Pacific Naval Powers Sign Pact Aimed at Preventing Conflicts
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Arms, Asia, China, Conflict, Japan, Military, Navy, Politics, Robert Bridge, Security, USA )

Ray
- 118 days ago - rt.com
As US military action increases in the western Pacific, more than 20 countries became signatories to an agreement on Tuesday that establishes guidelines for communication, while hoping to halt military maneuvers in disputed areas.
Report Indicates That US Aligned Regimes Are Preparing for War
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Asia, Budget, Middle East, Military, NATO, Politics, USA )

Ray
- 121 days ago - rt.com
Every year the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) releases a study on military spending around the world. This year's report contains many interesting details.
Listen to Audio Recordings of the Rare Pallas Cat
Offbeat  (tags: Rare, audio, Pallas cat, video, Asia )

Marie
- 148 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Audio recordings of the social interactions of threatened Pallas cats, or manuls, could help conservation efforts to save the animals.
Monsanto's Roundup May Be Linked to Fatal Kidney Disease, New Study Suggests
Offbeat  (tags: Agriculture, Asia, Central America, Ecology, Health, Monsanto )

Ray
- 172 days ago - rt.com
A heretofore inexplicable fatal, chronic kidney disease that has affected poor farming regions around the globe may be linked to the use of biochemical giant Monsanto's Roundup herbicide in areas with hard water, a new study has found.
Visit to Animals Asia Moon Bear Sanctuary in Chengdu, China
Offbeat  (tags: Moon bear sanctuary, Asia, rescued, bears, animals, offbeat )

Marie
- 225 days ago - m.huffpost.com
As someone with a pretty strong interest in improving animal welfare it always excites me when I get an opportunity to take a peek into another campaign, whether it's here in the UK or much further afield.
Video:What One Thing Has Every Woman Of A Certain Age Done, According To Meryl Streep?
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', africa, asia, children, conflict, ethics, death, crime, freedoms, goodnews, GoodNews, HumanRights, humanrights, humans, interesting, politics, violence, world, usa, society, Refugees&Relief, middle-east, media, europe, c )

JL
- 264 days ago - upworthy.com
Victoria Fine It's pretty rare for one incredibly successful woman to vulnerably look up to another in public. Yet here we are. **watch to the end**
Outrage Grows in India as Temple Stampede Toll Hits 115
Offbeat  (tags: asia, India, temple, stampede, deaths, sad, police )

Naoko
- 308 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
RATANGARH - Outrage mounted in India Monday after at least 115 devotees were crushed to death or drowned near a Hindu temple, the site of another deadly stampede only seven years ago.
The Innovation Mindset in Action: Shantha Ragunathan
Offbeat  (tags: 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', asia, children, ethics, GoodNews, interesting, society, world, interesting, culture )

JL
- 378 days ago - blogs.hbr.org
we met Shantha Ragunathan, an illiterate woman from Kodapattinam, a remote village in Tamil Nadu, India. Her story is at once heartbreaking and inspiring, showing that game changers can come from all walks of life, all over the world.
How One Moment With a Bear Inspired My Work to End Bear Bile Farming
Offbeat  (tags: Bears, bile, Asia, suffer, caged, animal rights, animal advocates, protection, wildlife )

Julie
- 397 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bile is extracted using various painful, invasive techniques, all of which cause massive infection to the bears. This cruel practice continues despite the availability of a large number of effective and affordable herbal and synthetic alternatives.
'Honey Laundering' An International Scandal | MNN - Mother Nature Network
Offbeat  (tags: food, honey, corn syrup, cheap substitutes, safety, rice syrup, asia, honey laundering )

Tamara
- 509 days ago - mnn.com
There might be something funny in your honey. Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn't actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or "jiggery" (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a sma
Agriculture On The Air
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, business, food, organic, Asia, Bangladesh, radio station, imformation sharing, agriculture, farmers )

Naoko
- 544 days ago - ipsnews.net
The rural community station reaches a 17km radius and helps farmers share their own crop research with listners and even invite farmers to participate in stadio discussions on capacity development, cultivating improved varieties of seeds, etc.
South Korean Dog Meat Industry Under Scrutiny as Animal Advocates Call for Boycott of Asian Games
Offbeat  (tags: animals, cruelty, dogs, Asia, environment, protection )

Cher Away
- 684 days ago - greenerideal.com
Amid a long list of various petitions and campaigns circulating addressing the consumption of dogs, and cats to a much lesser degree in South Korea, about 500 Korean Dog Meat Association members rallied Sept. 24 to demand the government legalize the
 

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