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Cannabis: The Fabric of Japan
Offbeat  (tags: cannabis, Japan, fabrics )

Naoko
- 56 minutes ago - japantimes.co.jp
"Most Japanese people see cannabis as a subculture of Japan but they're wrong," Takayasu says. "Cannabis has been at the very heart of Japanese culture for thousands of years."
In U.S., Black Preschool Students "Punished More Severely"
World  (tags: humanrights, children, usa, discrimination, poverty, school, education, race )

Naoko
- 1 hour ago - ipsnews.net
WASHINGTON, Apr 19 2014 (IPS) - In the United States, African American children continue to face more barriers to success than any other race, new research suggests.
Deforestation in the Andes Triggers Amazon "Tsunami"
Environment  (tags: destruction, environment, deforestation, deforestation in the Amazon, tsunami, trees )

Naoko
- 4 days ago - ipsnews.net
Deforestation, especially in the Andean highlands of Bolivia and Peru, was the main driver of this year's disastrous flooding in the Madeira river watershed in Bolivia's Amazon rainforest and the drainage basin across the border, in Brazil.
Conflict Fuels Child Labour in India - Inter Press Service
World  (tags: children, asia, India, maoists, conflict, child labour )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - ipsnews.net
Early in the morning, 14-year-old Sumari Varda puts on her blue school uniform but heads for the village pond to fetch water. "I miss school. I wish I could go back," she whispers, scared of being heard by her employer.
Springtime for Bamboo
Offbeat  (tags: bamboo, eco-friendly, springtime, food, prolific )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Few plants are as useful as bamboo. A member of the grass family, it is fast growing and very prolific given the right growing conditions, which makes it eco-friendly too.
'Sakura From Space' Blooms Early
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, interesting, sakura, cherry trees, cherry blossoms, Orbit, Japan, space, ISS )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A cosmic mystery is uniting monks and scientists after a cherry tree grown from a seed that orbited the Earth for eight months bloomed years earlier than expected -- and with an unusual number of flowers.
Devices Help Deaf-Blind Go Online
Science & Tech  (tags: health, goodnews, technology, deaf-blind, online, help, iCanConnect )

Naoko
- 10 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Initiative has benefited thousands with both hearing and vision loss
Italian Doctors Abort a Law - Inter Press Service
Health & Wellness  (tags: humanrights, women, abortion rights, Italia, health )

Naoko
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
"Many doctors object simply because they have nothing to gain from doing this extra work."
On 20th Anniversary of Genocide, Rwanda's Women Lead - Inter Press Service
World  (tags: women, Rwanda, Africa, genocide, Ethnic cleansing )

Naoko
- 11 days ago - ipsnews.net
Rwanda's Member of Parliament Veneranda Nyirahirwa says women in Rwanda have fought for political representation. In the Lower House of Parliament women occupy 64 percent or 51 out of 80 seats. Credit: Fabíola Ortiz/IPS
Japanese E-Commerce Giant Rakuten Halts Whale Meat Sales
Animals  (tags: protection, animaladvocates, whales, Rakuten, whale meat, Japan )

Naoko
- 13 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten said Friday it has told online retailers to stop selling whale meat after a U.N. court ordered an end to the country's Antarctic whale hunt.
 
 
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