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University Students Translate Testimony By A-Bomb Survivor Into English
Offbeat  (tags: war, death, humanrights, hibakusha, atomic bombings, hiroshima, Japan, translation, university students )

Naoko
- 8 days ago - mainichi.jp
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 )

Scooby
- 23 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
With their little faces looking up to the camera, six breeds of foxes stand patiently awaiting their lunch.
Fox Village in Japan Is Probably the Cutest Place on Earth
Offbeat  (tags: foxes, Japan, Sanctuary )

Lone
- 25 days ago - boredpanda.com
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,
Japan's Fox Village Is Like, 'OMFG Foxes!'
Offbeat  (tags: fox village, sanctuary, japan, foxes )

Angela
- 25 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
At Zao Fox Village in Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, the foxes run wild. Well, maybe not wild wild. The fox village is a sanctuary for about 100 free-roaming foxes, according to Kotaku East.
Abstinence on Rise as Nearly Half of Japanese Report No Sex
Offbeat  (tags: family, children, abstinence, low birthrate, Japan, sex )

Naoko
- 42 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Talk about a low birthrate. Increasing numbers of married couples and others are choosing to go without sex.
Egyptian Sumo Star Osunaarashi Focuses on Wrestling His Way to the Top
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, Japan, sumo wrestling, Osunaarashi, egypt )

Naoko
- 50 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Kintaro Osunaarashi, whose real name is Abdelrahman Ahmed Shaalan, was raised in the suburbs of Giza, a city southwest of Cairo that's home to the famed ancient pyramids.
Oooh, That Feels Better! Tourists Film Snow Monkeys Blissfully Sinking Into Hot Springs
Offbeat  (tags: japan, japanese, snow monkeys, hot springs, video, offbeat )

Scooby
- 50 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A good soak in a hot bath is really all you need on a cold day. Snow monkeys living near the resort of Yamanouchi, in the heart of central Japan's hot springs country, have taken to spending much of their time hanging out in the warm waters.
Why Hasn't Japan Banned Child-Porn Comics?
Offbeat  (tags: comics and cartoons, child-porn, children, japan )

Ray
- 55 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Japan's comics and cartoons - known as manga and anime - are a huge cultural industry and famous around the world. But some are shocking, featuring children in sexually explicit scenarios. Why has Japan decided against banning this material?
Activists Slam Japan's 'Non-Lethal Whaling Program' as Ships Prepare for Antarctic
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Ecology, Japan )

Ray
- 55 days ago - rt.com
Anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd has slammed Japan's whaling research program as ships without harpoons prepare to head for Antarctic waters. Activists called the program "farcical," citing Tokyo's plan to resume killing whales in the region this year.
Nature in Short / By the Light of the Moon: Japan's Seasonal Calendar
Offbeat  (tags: culture, environment, interesting, lunar calendar, moon, Asia, Japan )

Naoko
- 63 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Happy New Year to all our readers! That, of course, means a Happy Gregorian New Year. The traditional Asian New Year is still over a month and a half away.
The Colorful Beauty of Japanese Trees
Offbeat  (tags: culture, Japan, environment, photos, pictures, society, world )

Lone
- 64 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Japan is more than Japanese culture, it is also a land of unspeakable natural beauty. A big part of that fact is the marvelous and beautiful trees that grow in the land of the rising sun.
Japan's Night Schools Offer Hope of a Second Chance for Many
Offbeat  (tags: education, society, night school, Japan, illiteracy, interesting )

Naoko
- 68 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Takashi Kinoshita, 73, lived most of his adulthood with a secret that until recently he wouldn't dare divulge even to his children: he was nearly illiterate.
Night Train to Shimane's Land of the Gods
Offbeat  (tags: culture, society, interesting, Japan, lunar calendar, shinto, Izumo Taisha )

Naoko
- 79 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The 10th month of the lunar calendar is known throughout most of Japan as Kannazuki, or the "month of no gods."
Historic Kyoto Temple First in Japan to Offer Gay Weddings
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, goodnews, gay marriages, temple, Japan )

Naoko
- 79 days ago - japantoday.com
Joining big venues like Tokyo Disneyland, an ancient Zen temple in the picturesque city of Kyoto is offering gay weddings in traditional Japanese style.
Meet the "Meanest" Dog in All of Japan
Offbeat  (tags: animals, funny, humans, humor, pets, dog, Japan )

Giana
- 84 days ago - lifewithdogs.tv
Japan has quite a large population for such a small land mass. It does need to be said, more people usually means more dogs, right? So, for one dog to be the single best in Japan at doing whatever it is the dog does, seems a bit unobtainable.
 

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