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Longevity Advice From World's Oldest Woman: 'Eat a Good Meal and Relax'
Offbeat  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, health, food, relax, longevity, woman, Japan )

- 584 days ago -
She's 116, is the world's oldest woman, and she's CUTE!
Mother's Love Helped Actress Overcome War, Poverty and Bullying to Find Fame in Japan
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, Iran, orphaned, Sahel Rose, Japan, love )

- 594 days ago -
Orphaned at the age of 4, Sahel Rosa celebrates her birthday every Oct. 21 and Oct. 23, although she will never know for sure on what date she came into this world.
Woman Chased By Hundreds of Rabbits
Offbeat  (tags: rabbits, hundreds, woman, chased, park, Japan )

- 598 days ago -
Amateur video shows a woman running and laughing as she is chased by hundreds of rabbits in a park.
Taste for Parakeets Growing
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, odd, funny, food, parakeet, Japan, ice cream, popular )

- 602 days ago -
"It's vanilla ice cream mixed with bird seeds and fruits. The smell of the bird feed is similar to the smell of parakeets when you put your face close to it," a cafe employee said.
Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko Arrive in India for Official State Visit
Offbeat  (tags: India, Japan, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, diplomatic ties, friendship )

- 677 days ago -
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived in New Delhi on Saturday for a weeklong state visit to commemorate last year's 60th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Concerns for Elderly as Apartments Face Demolition for Olympics
Offbeat  (tags: society, Japan, olympics, Tokyo, elderly, concern, demolition )

- 703 days ago -
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.
Autumn in Kyoto! VIDEO!
Offbeat  (tags: environment, protection, fall, Japan )

- 725 days ago -
Enjoy the fall colors in Kyoto, Japan
Strays Become Woman's Calling
Offbeat  (tags: rescued, protection, animalwelfare, Japan, Heart Tokushima, Tohoku disaster )

- 727 days ago -
Since its official founding in 2006, Heart Tokushima now houses more than 260 animals, bringing in local volunteers and volunteers from abroad.
Autumn in Japan! VIDEO!
Offbeat  (tags: environment, Japan, autumn, pictures, photos )

- 738 days ago -
Beautiful violin music evokes the emotions of autumn.
Latest Robot Can Pick Strawberry Fields Forever
Offbeat  (tags: technology, agriculture, strawberry, robot, Japan )

- 743 days ago -
The device, unveiled Wednesday, can pick a piece of fruit every eight seconds by using three cameras to determine which strawberries are ready to pick. A mechanized arm then darts out to snip each one free and place it into its basket.
Osaka Ward Officially Declares Support for LGBT Community
Offbeat  (tags: goodnews, humanrights, government, LGBT, Osaka, Japan, support )

- 760 days ago -
However, one municipal government in Osaka is taking charge of the situation by officially declaring their support for the LGBT community.
Oh Deer! Fur and Antlers Are All Around in One Japanese City
Offbeat  (tags: deer, Japan, city, interesting, humans, odd, unusual )

- 775 days ago -
The city of Nara in the centre of Japan is home to a herd over 1,000 Sika Deer, who roam the streets seemingly unperturbed by traffic jams and passing pedestrians.
Nature in Short : While People Wilt In Summer Heat, Kudzu Vines Do Just Fine
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, kuzu, kudzu, vines, summer heat, botanical interest, starch, Japan )

- 778 days ago -
The kudzu (Pueraria lobata = just kuzu in Japanese) is one of the most common roadside weeds in the warmer areas of Japan including Tokyo and surroundings. Left unchecked, these hardy vines can take over a fence or thicket in no time.
Oliver Stone Warmed to Okinawans, Fired Up Base Foes | The Japan Times
Offbeat  (tags: Oliver Stone, Okinawa, Nagasaki, Japan, Hiroshima, atomic bombings, U.S. military bases )

- 779 days ago -
"I'm not the same percon I was at 19, 25 or 40. I have evolved. I have deepened my views of the world," he said. "For me, life is always a learning experience."
Turbo Granny Still Smashing Records at 90
Offbeat  (tags: health, woman, sports, 100-meter run, Turbo Granny, Japan )

- 790 days ago -
What's your 100-meter sprint time? If it's over 23.8 seconds, then you're slower than a 90-year-old.

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