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Cruelty of the Tokyo Euthanasia Centre for Stray Dogs Where Animals Suffer for FIFTEEN Minutes Before They Die From Suffocation
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, strays, tokyo, japan, euthanasia, animal cruelty )

Scooby
- 246 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
The streets of Tokyo may be free of prowling dogs since its zero-stray policy came into effect but the laws come at a heavy price as one politician has revealed.
Musician's Experience Launches Shrine's Reputation for Returning Cats to Owners
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, cat, shrine, Tokyo, returned )

Naoko
- 396 days ago - mainichi.jp
It was a jazz pianist who first discovered that a Shinto shrine in the Tokyo suburb of Tachikawa had the power to return lost cats to their owners.
Tokyo Teacher Sparks Outrage After Getting Students to Dig Graves for Five Stray Kittens He Buried Alive
Offbeat  (tags: tokyo, teacher, buries, alive, kittens, sad news )

Scooby
- 491 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A Tokyo teacher sparked outrage after burying alive five stray kittens - after asking his students to dig their graves.
Breaking Down the Barriers: Can Tokyo Improve Access for People With Disabilities?
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, asia, safety, disabilities, Tokyo, Olympics, access, barrier-free )

Naoko
- 536 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
There is high expectation the Tokyo Games will be an opportunity for the city to become truly barrier-free - both physically and emotionally.
Olympic Village to Be 1st 'Hydrogen Town'
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Olympics 2020, hydrogen fuel cell, electricity, energy )

Naoko
- 569 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The Athletes' Village for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be made into a "hydrogen town" where electricity and hot water are supplied through hydrogen energy.
Tokyo Olympic Stadium: Sports Cathedral or White Elephant?
Offbeat  (tags: Olympic stadiums, Tokyo, Japan )

Ray
- 634 days ago - bbc.co.uk
This artist's impression shows how Tokyo's new National Stadium will look, Olympic stadiums are a problem. In Athens, many of the 2004 stadia now stand abandoned and overgrown.
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 675 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Akie Abe Joins Gay Parade
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, gay parade, Akie Abe, Tokyo, sexual minority )

Naoko
- 822 days ago - japantoday.com
The 51-year-old wife of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe donned a white suit to stand on a float with a drag queen, as some 3,000 participants marched through the trendy Shibuya business and shopping district.
Concerns for Elderly as Apartments Face Demolition for Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: society, Japan, olympics, Tokyo, elderly, concern, demolition )

Naoko
- 995 days ago - mainichi.jp
For residents in an apartment complex near the National Stadium where 60 percent of the occupants are 65 or over, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics bring unwelcome news: their homes are set to be demolished by 2018 at the latest.
Researchers Say Island Off Tokyo Is 'Paradise' For Black-Footed Albatrosses
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, environment, albatross, black-footed albatross, Tokyo, breeding groud )

Naoko
- 1187 days ago - mainichi.jp
Hachijo-kojima, a small island administrated by Tokyo, has become a breeding for the black-footed albatross, a team of researchers has discovered.
Japan Anonymous Pick Up Litter to Protest Download Laws
Offbeat  (tags: government, laws, illegal downloads, Anonymous, hackers, protest, Japan, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 1481 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO - About 80 masked people, calling themselves allies of the global hacker group Anonumous, picked up litter in Tokyo Saturday in novel protest against Japan's tougher laws against illegal downloads.
Stray Parakeet Tells Tokyo Police Where He Lives
Offbeat  (tags: lost & found, home address, parakeet, Japan, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 1547 days ago - japantoday.com
A pet parakeet was returned to its owner Wednesday after the lost bird told police its home address near Tokyo.
Unseen Fight To Save Tokyo From Floods
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, floods, typhoon, gurrilla storm, heavy rain, prevention, concretization, asphalt, heat-island, environment, globalwarming )

Naoko
- 1747 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
With global warming and the ongoing concretization and asphalting of Tokyo exacerbating the "heat-island" effect, according to experts the city's chances are bigger than ever of being swamped either by typhoons or "guerrilla storms."
Tokyo Faced Evacuation Scenario: Kan
Offbeat  (tags: Tokyo, Japan, TEPCO, Naoto Kan, worst-case scenario, evacuation, nuclear crisis, Fukushima )

Naoko
- 1773 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately after the crisis began at the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, the government received a report saying 30 million residents in the Tokyo metropolitan area would have to be evacuated in a worst-case scenario.
 

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