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Haiku A Day Helps You Work, Rest, Play
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Japanese, Japanese American, Hawaii, haiku, 101 years old, artist, 1941, World War 2 )

- 2190 days ago -
Born in 1910 in Hawaii to parents who had gone to work on its pineapple plantations, Oshiro didn't set foot in Japan until age 3, when he was sent to live with his grandparents to receive a Japanese education.
Japanese Architect Tackles New Christchurch Cathedral
Offbeat  (tags: New Zealand, Christchurch, earthquake, Cathedral, architect, unlikely, Japanese, cardboard, Feb.22, temporary, structure, unusual )

- 2342 days ago -
A Japanese architect is using an unlikely construction material in his race against time to build a towering structure that will replace Christchurch Cathedral after an earthquake earlier this year ravaged the city icon.
World Cup Soccer as Played By Cats (The One)
Offbeat  (tags: japanese, cats, soccer, funny, video, the one, humor )

- 2749 days ago -
If you thought Japanese fish playing soccer was funny, wait until you see this video of Japanese cats playing soccer! Cat lovers will love it! Enjoy! And please let me know what you think!
Take a Dive Into the Japanese Fish Soccer World Cup - Asylum.Com
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, odd, unusual, tournaments, fish, japanese )

- 2749 days ago -
At the Sea Paradise Aquarium in Japan, World Cup fever (a delightful term that will finally fizzle into the ether this weekend) has not gone unnoticed. The international soccer football has taken a nose dive into its fish tanks where Japan 'takes on'
Australia Files Suit Against Japan Over Whaling; Japanese Official Says the Country Will 'Firmly Respond'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, whaling, Japanese )

- 2786 days ago -
Japan said Tuesday that it would staunchly defend its research hunt that kills hundreds of whales a year, a day after Australia filed an international lawsuit arguing that the cull does not qualify for a scientific exemption to a 1986 ban.
Sydney Eatery Shows Food Wasters the Door
Offbeat  (tags: Sydney, Japanese, restaurant, Wafu, eatery, finishing everything on your plate, food waste, mottainai )

- 2794 days ago -
Mom's old adage of finishing everything on your dinner plate has been given a new hardline interpretation. Failure to sufficiently clean your plate at Yukako Ichikawa's restaurant, Wafu, will see you banned from returning to the popular Sudney eatery.
Japanese Searches for 7 Jews Saved From Nazis
Offbeat  (tags: WW2, Nazis, Jews, search, Japan, Japanese, visas, diplomat, transit visa, Chiune Sughara, Lithuania, JTB, refugee, photo )

- 2800 days ago -
A freelance writer has embarked on a search for people in seven photos that symblize a rare act of humanity when the world was filled with slaughter, destruction and atrocities. The seven were among the estimated 6,000 Jews who escaped from Nazi
Japanese Government Blocks a Ban on Child Pornography
Offbeat  (tags: Child Porn, japanese, voted down )

- 2804 days ago -
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan has refused to support legislation that would outlaw the possession of child pornography on the grounds that it would infringe individuals' freedom of expression - although there has been a stepped-up police campaign
Japan's Favourite Hangover Cures
Offbeat  (tags: hangover, alcohol, festive season, veisalgia, cure, fruits, drink, umeboshi, intolerance, Japanese, Asian )

- 2945 days ago -
Tis the season to be jolly. And when you've finished being jolly, tis the season to wake up with veisalgia, more popularly known as a hangover. The punishment begins when alcohol reaches your brain and tells your pituitary grands to stop producing
Eerie Music, Stealthy Ship to Battle Antarctic Whalers
Offbeat  (tags: whaling, eerrie music, space age vessel, fighting whalers, Japanese )

- 2954 days ago -
An international conservation society is using a small, space-age-like vessel to scare off whaling fleets from Antarctic waters, with a ghostly tune as its main weapon. The Ady Gil, a 24 meter (78 ft) carbon-fiber wave-piercing trimaran that runs on
Japanese Fighting Without Rules
Offbeat  (tags: japanese, fighting, no rules, weird, bizarre, crazy )

- 3396 days ago -
Crazy Japanese! They are all trying to get out of those fighting with less blood than rivals.
Traditional Japanese Hand Tattooing
Offbeat  (tags: tattoos, japanese, hand, tebori, pictures )

- 3465 days ago -
Traditional Japanese style as it not using a machine!!!
Crazy Japanese Show
Offbeat  (tags: funny, crazy, cool, weird, japanese )

- 3529 days ago -
A funny video clip from a japanese crazy show, watch it to the end :D

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