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Japan's Tsunami: Human Failings, Not Nature's Power, Are the Real Calamity
Society & Culture  (tags: Architecture, corporate Greed, culture, death, dishonesty, environment, government, Japan, Tsumani )

Kit
- 1229 days ago - alternet.org
It's buildings that kill--to be specific, badly designed structures without escape routes onto roofs or, in our greed for real estate, situated inside drained lagoons and riverbeds or on loose landfill. In today's Tohoku disaster, an ultramodern Sendai-->
A Black Sun Rises in a Declining Japan
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Japan, politics, extremism, asia, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', news, politics, world, culture, society )

Cal
- 1386 days ago - theglobeandmail.com
Amid economic stagnation, the Rise of the far-right in Japan
Dolphin Hunt Sags Amid Mercury Fears - EarthLink - International News
Society & Culture  (tags: killing, ethics, wildlife, sadness, killed, crime, cruelty, death, dolphins, japan, mercury, poison, good news, humans, AnimalWelfare )

Thunderr
- 2365 days ago - my.earthlink.net
Every autumn and winter,hunters from this craggy Japanese fishing village corral thousands of dolphins into a tiny,isolated cove and kill them for meat and fertilizer,turning the water red with their blood.And every year,foreign animal rights protesters
O Fortuna!
Society & Culture  (tags: Asian culture, dessert, China, Japan, fortune cookies )

RC
- 2377 days ago - nytimes.com
A great cultural examination of a favorite American expectation after every Chinese meal: the fortune cookie.
World's Oldest Person Dies at 114
Society & Culture  (tags: japan, worlds oldest person, dead )

Jacquelin
- 2536 days ago - theaustralian.news.com.au
THE world's oldest person, a Japanese woman who counted eating well and getting rest as her hobbies, has died aged 114, a news report says. Yone Minagawa, a widow who lived in a nursing home but was still sprightly late in life, died "of old age" yeste
Japan Has Drop Box for Unwanted Babies
Society & Culture  (tags: babies, Japan )

Tracy
- 2631 days ago - news.yahoo.com
A Japanese hospital opened the country's only anonymous drop box for unwanted infants Thursday despite government admonitions against abandoning babies.
Whaling: A Japanese Obsession With American Roots
Society & Culture  (tags: whaling, animal cruelty, sealife, Japan )

Simone
- 2688 days ago - nytimes.com
Why does Japan insist on whaling? The Japanese suffered a major embarrassment recently when they had to cut short their annual whale-hunting season in the Antarctic after a fire crippled their main ship and killed a crewman. The vessel sat idle for 10
   

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