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Osaka Travel Agency Offers Muslim-Friendly Japan Tours
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, travel, Muslims, halal food, tourism )

Naoko
- 48 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A travel agency based in Osaka city is offering tours catering specifically to Muslim visitors - a growing segment of inbound travelers from abroad - featuring a visit to a mosque, halal food and an attendant who adheres to Islam.
Emperor Signals Wish to Abdicate in Near Future
World  (tags: Japan, Asia, WW2, Akihito, Japanese Emperor, abdication, age )

Naoko
- 52 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
In an unprecedented prerecorded video message aired Monday, Emperor Akihito expressed concern about how his advanced age is affecting the performance of his public duties.
The End of Dhaka's Innocence
World  (tags: violence, death, bangladesh, Dhaka, terrorism, secularism, religion )

Naoko
- 73 days ago - thedailystar.net
Overnight, it seems that Bangladesh has gone from the poster-child of development success stories and one of the rare Muslim democracies to the world's next terror-afflicted state.
I Was (Almost) a Terrorist
World  (tags: violence, crime, terrorism, social unjustice, radicals, bullying, isolation )

Naoko
- 73 days ago - dhakatribune.com
Don't push anyone away. The terrorist recruiters look for broken people. People who are lonely and isolated. People who are depressed and suicidal. People who have suffered from social injustice and seek revenge.
101-Year-Old Japanese Aims for More Swim Records
Offbeat  (tags: nutrition, health, interesting, 101-year-old, swimming, world record )

Naoko
- 76 days ago - japantoday.com
Closing in on her 102nd birthday, Mieko Nagaoka has racked up a slew of jaw-dropping world bests in her age bracket after only taking up swimming in her late eighties, but warns she is not done yet.
Hostage Crisis Leaves 28 Dead in Bangladesh Diplomatic Zone
World  (tags: violence, humanrights, crime, death, terrorism, Bangladesh, Dhaka )

Naoko
- 88 days ago - mainichi.jp
The hostages were given a test: recite verses from the Quran, or be punished, according to a witness. Those who passed were allowed to eat. Those who failed were tortured and slain.
Commandos Storm Dhaka Restaurant; 6 Attackers Dead, 13 Safe
World  (tags: violence, death, terrorism, bangladesh, IS, attack )

Naoko
- 88 days ago - asahi.com
Bangladeshi forces stormed an upscale Dhaka restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage Saturday morning, killing at least six of the attackers and rescuing 13 captives including foreigners at the end of the 10-hour standoff.
What Are the Chances of a Mass Shooting in Japan?
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, death, violence, safety, gun, gun control laws, Japan, homicides, mass shootings )

Naoko
- 107 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
In Japan, citizens are banned from possessing, carrying, selling or buying handguns or rifles. Importing gun parts is also prohibited under the Firearm and Sword Control Law.
Seagull Masala? Bird Falls in Vat of Curry, Turns Orange
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, funny, seagull, curry )

Naoko
- 109 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
- 110 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.
 
 
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