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Seagull Masala? Bird Falls in Vat of Curry, Turns Orange
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, funny, seagull, curry )

Naoko
- 13 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Officials at a wildlife hospital say a seagull turned bright orange after falling into a vat of chicken tikka masala in Wales.
Artificial Light Drowns Out Milky Way for Third of World's Population
Offbeat  (tags: pollution, milky way, light pollution, artificial light )

Naoko
- 14 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
More than one-third of the worldâEUR(TM)s population can no longer see the Milky Way because of man-made lights.
Japanese Scientists Name Atomic Element 113 'Nihonium'
Offbeat  (tags: study, scientists, atoms, name, 113 )

Naoko
- 16 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Japanese scientists who discovered the atomic element 113 named it "nihonium" Wednesday evening.
Tokyo H-Bomb Fallout Museum Turns 40, Keeps Alive Memory of Bikini Atoll Test
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, humanrights, health, hydrogen bomb, Bikini Atoll, Nuclear weapons )

Naoko
- 17 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A Tokyo museum housing a tuna boat that was coated with radioactive fallout from an American hydrogen bomb test in 1954 is fighting quietly to remind people about the horror of nuclear weapons.
Green Tea Seen Boosting Cognitive Ability of People With Down Syndrome
Health & Wellness  (tags: study, food, disease, children, green tea, Down Syndrome, cognitive function )

Naoko
- 17 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A chemical in green tea has been shown to improve cognitive ability in people with Down syndrome, scientists and doctors said Tuesday.
Hokkaido Boy Left in Mountain By Parents Found Alive After 6 Days
Offbeat  (tags: safe, Japan, missing boy, found )

Naoko
- 22 days ago - asahi.com
A missing boy was found alive in northern Japan on June 3, six days after his parents left him alone in a mountain as punishment for his misbehavior, police said.
Fate of Primeval Forest Foggy as Poland Starts Logging
Environment  (tags: conservation, ecosystems, Poland, wildlife, trees, politics, protection )

Naoko
- 24 days ago - the-japan-news.com
It is the last remaining relic of an ancient forest that stretched for millennia across the lowlands of Europe and Russia, a shadowy, mossy woodland where bison and lynx roam beneath towering oak trees up to 600 years old.
Obama's Origami Cranes He Left Behind Touches Many Hearts
Offbeat  (tags: Obama, Hiroshima, origami, Peace Memorial Park )

Naoko
- 27 days ago - asahi.com
On his historic visit to ground zero, U.S. President Barack Obama surprised and touched officials at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on May 27 with origami paper cranes he apparently made himself.
Letter to Obama By Late Author of 'Barefoot Gen' Discovered
Offbeat  (tags: death, war, Hiroshima atomic bombing, Barefoot Gen, letter, Obama )

Naoko
- 29 days ago - mainichi.jp
Nakazawa, who died in 2012 at age 73, wrote "Barefoot Gen" based on his real life experiences living through the aftermath of the A-bomb.
Hiroshima A-Bomb Museum Chief Hopes Obama Will Visit Displays 'as a Father'
World  (tags: usa, war, death, humanrights, Obama, hiroshima, Peace Memorial Museum, G-7 Leaders )

Naoko
- 30 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Should U.S. President Barack Obama opt to visit the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum later this week, Kenji Shiga, its director, is adamant that he wouldn't ask too much.
 
 
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