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Japan's Night Schools Offer Hope of a Second Chance for Many
Offbeat  (tags: education, society, night school, Japan, illiteracy, interesting )

Naoko
- 9 hours 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.
Rights Monitors Slam Russia for Spiraling Attacks on Gays
World  (tags: humanrights, violence, government, Russia, gay rights, homophobia, Putin, hate crimes )

Naoko
- 8 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Human Rights Watch sounded the alarm Monday over the rising number of homophobic attacks in Russia, slamming Vladimir Putin's government for "inaction" and urging a crackdown on hate crimes.
Night Train to Shimane's Land of the Gods
Offbeat  (tags: culture, society, interesting, Japan, lunar calendar, shinto, Izumo Taisha )

Naoko
- 10 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."
Major Oil Spill in World's Largest Mangrove Forest Threatens Area's Rare Wildlife
Environment  (tags: destruction, ecosystems, wildlife, Bangladesh, Sundarbans, oil spills, mangrove, water )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - independent.co.uk
Authorities in Bangladesh are assessing the level of damage to the world's largest mangrove forest, following a major oil spill in the Sundarbans conservation area in the south of the country.
Historic Kyoto Temple First in Japan to Offer Gay Weddings
Offbeat  (tags: humanrights, freedoms, goodnews, gay marriages, temple, Japan )

Naoko
- 11 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.
INDIA: ACTION FOR SURVIVORS ON 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF BHOPAL TRAGEDY
Business  (tags: disease, illness, health, dishonesty, corporate, india, Bhopal disaster, Take Action! )

Naoko
- 21 days ago - e-activist.com
In the dark of night, as December 2 rolled over into December 3, 1984 and nearby residents slept, toxic gas began leaking from a pesticide factory in Bhopal. Within three days, as many as 10,000 people had died in the central Indian town.
Sperm Can Carry Ebola for 82 Days; WHO Advises Survivors to Abstain From Sex
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, prevention, healthcare, disease, Ebola virus, sperm, sex, WHO )

Naoko
- 23 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Sperm can carry the Ebola virus for at least 82 days, the World Health Organization said, urging men recovering from the disease to use condoms for three months after the onset of symptoms.
30 Years After Deadly Disaster, Bhopal's Toxic Legacy Lingers on in India
Business  (tags: destruction, healthconditions, pollution, India, Bhopal Gas Tragedy, toxic waste, illness, children, government, corporate, cover-up, money, dishonesty )

Naoko
- 24 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
"There is a very high prevalence of anemia, delayed menarches in girls and painful skin conditions. But what is most pronounced is the number of children with birth defects,"
Spoon From Google Steadies Hand Tremors
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, interesting, humans, google, spoon, Parkinson's Disease, Tremors )

Naoko
- 27 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Google is throwing its money, brainpower and technology at the humble spoon. Using hundreds of algorithms, the spoons allow people with essential tremors and Parkinson's disease to eat without spilling.
Neighbors Aid 'Miraculous' Quake Rescues
Offbeat  (tags: family, humans, goodnews, society, Japan, earthquakes, Nagano, rescue, rescue, aid, neighbours )

Naoko
- 30 days ago - the-japan-news.com
"It seems like a real miracle that no one's died, despite such terrible damage," said Kazuo Kashiwabara, who witnessed the quake, which measured lower 6 on the Japanese intensity scale of 7.
 
 
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