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Kyoto Hidden Stories / Christian Missionary Bell Survives at Temple
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, culture, Japan, temple, christianity, bell, Edo Period )

- 11 days ago -
On the bell are the letters "IHS," initials that stand for "Iesus Hominum Salvator" in Latin, which means "Jesus the Savior of Men," and the design shows the seal of the Society of Jesus.
Researchers Find Chimpanzee Family Caring for Disabled Infant Chimp
Animals  (tags: wildlife, chimpanzees, disabled, care, discovery )

- 19 days ago -
Japanese researchers, in a world first, discovered a wild infant chimpanzee with a congenital disorder, and confirmed that its mother and older sister provided special care for it, they have announced.
Fans Gather to Celebrate 'Hunky' Gorilla's Birthday
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, unusual, interesting, gorilla, handsome )

- 39 days ago -
"He is more handsome than my husband," said Yukiko Ando, 35, who was visiting the zoo with her husband. "I want my husband to learn from Shabani about kindness."
1st Fukushima Worker Diagnosed With Radiation-Linked Cancer
Health & Wellness  (tags: risks, warning, health, fukushima, radioactive, cancer, environment, government, dishonesty )

- 39 days ago -
A former Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant worker has been diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer, Japanese officials said Tuesday, and an expert said the first confirmed case since the 2011 accident could be just the "tip of the iceberg".
Commemorative Plate for Late Japanese Diplomat Unveiled at Russian Hotel
Offbeat  (tags: war, humanrights, Chiune Sugihara, japanese diplomat, Jews, lithuania )

- 45 days ago -
A plaque commemorating a former Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews during World War II by issuing them visas in Lithuania was unveiled at a hotel here on Oct. 14.
Nobel Prize Honors Work on Elusive Cosmic Particle
Science & Tech  (tags: science, space, discovery, Nobel Prize, neutrinos, mass, cosmic )

- 53 days ago -
Takaaki Kajita of Japan and Arthur McDonald of Canada were honored for showing that these tiny particles, called neutrinos, have mass -- the quality we typically experience as weight.
Grandson of Atomic Bomb Crewman Writes of Hibakusha Horrors
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, asia, death, hibakusha, hiroshima )

- 59 days ago -
Beser's grandfather, Jacob, was an army lieutenant and radar specialist who became the only man in the world to fly on both of the B-29s carrying the "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" atomic bombs.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt' Sets 100-Meter World Record in Centenarian Race
Offbeat  (tags: health, interesting, centenarian )

- 67 days ago -
A fleet-footed Japanese centenarian raced into the Guinness World Records reference book on Wednesday and declared himself a "medical marvel" as he continues to stalk sprint king Usain Bolt.
Hewing Toward Republican Rivals, Bush Says Multiculturalism Wrong for U.S.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, republicans, Jeb Bush, multiculturalism, immigrants, elections )

- 67 days ago -
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States, adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards.
Is Pope Francis Anti-American?
Offbeat  (tags: vatican, pope francis, america )

- 71 days ago -
VATICAN CITY âEUR" He is the self-declared foe of unbridled capitalism, rabid consumerism and have-it-all lifestylesâEUR"but are conservatives right in fearing Pope Francis is anti-American at heart?
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