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Eyeing Presidency, Bush Adopts 'Caveman' Diet
Offbeat  (tags: usa, government, republicans, food, diet, off-beat, Bush, Jeb Bush, president, candidate )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - the-japan-news.com
The former Florida governor, expected to seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, is on the popular Paleo diet, which is based on what are believed to be the eating habits of the Paleolithic hunters and gatherers.
Boys Persuade Girls Back to School in Indian Education Campaign
Offbeat  (tags: asia, children, goodnews, education, India, Educate Girls, back to school )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - in.reuters.com
Boys campaigning for girls' education is not common in most parts of the world but in Rajasthan they are at the heart of a drive to get more girls into schools.
Fast-Food Workers Across Japan Demand Higher Pay in Rally
Business  (tags: money, corporate, part time jobs, McDonald's, pay raise request, Japan )

Naoko
- 9 days ago - mainichi.jp
Part-time employees at fast-food restaurant chains and their sympathizers took to the streets in 30 cities across Japan on April 15 to demand an hourly wage of 1,500 yen as fast-food workers worldwide marched for higher wages on the same day.
Puppy Dog Eye Contact: The Hormonal Stuff of Bonding
Offbeat  (tags: dogs, pets, emotional bondage, eye contact, hormones, oxytocin research )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Just by gazing at their owners, dogs can trigger a response in their masters' brains that helps them bond, a study says. And owners can do a similar trick in return, researchers found.
Acid Attacks Still a Burning Issue in India
World  (tags: asia, humanrights, crime, violence, acid attacks, India, women's rights )

Naoko
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
Acid attacks in India have ravaged the lives of thousands of young women whose only fault was that they repudiated marriage proposals, rejected sexual advances from men they didnâEUR(TM)t fancy, or were caught in the crossfire of domestic disputes.
Toyota to Start Tokyo Trial of I-Road Vehicle in Green Mobility Push
Green Lifestyle  (tags: eco-friendly, interesting )

Naoko
- 15 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Tokyoites will get a chance to zip around town on Toyota Motor Corp.âEUR(TM)s three-wheeled electric car-cum-motorbike from Friday, in a trial aimed at crafting a global business model to reduce gridlock and pollution.
In Bangladesh, Gender Equality Comes on the Airwaves
World  (tags: world, asia, humanrights, Bangladesh, gender, Gender Equality )

Naoko
- 15 days ago - ipsnews.net
âEURoeMost of our audience are poor and they either donâEUR(TM)t have access to television or cannot read newspapers. So FM radio, available even on the cheapest mobile phone, has been very popular."
Executives of Nuclear Company Made Questionable Political Donations
Business  (tags: environment, dishonesty, corruption, money, nuclear compamny, political donations )

Naoko
- 17 days ago - mainichi.jp
Five executives of a nuclear equipment company each donated the maximum amount of money allowed to a fund-managing association for Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroshige Seko in what may have been disguised corporation donations, it has been learned.
As Trinity Site Opens to Public, Vast Gap Persists in Japan-U.S. Views of Atomic Bombings
World  (tags: war, asia, death, Trinity Site, Hiroshima, atomic bombs, WW11 )

Naoko
- 19 days ago - mainichi.jp
The Trinity Site, located in the U.S. state of New Mexico -- where the world's first-ever test of a nuclear bomb took place in 1945 -- was opened to the public on April 4. Visitors' unquestioning belief in justification for the bombs' use clearly revealed
Calligrapher With Down Syndrome Takes Message of Hope to U.N.
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, calligraphy, Japan, Down Syndrome, UN )

Naoko
- 36 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Shoko Kanazawa, an acclaimed calligrapher and disability rights advocate, on Friday conveyed an inspirational message of hope through her accomplishments at a day-long event commemorating World Down Syndrome day at the United Nations.
 
 
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