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Zoo Makes Wild Fashion Statement With Lion-Ripped Jeans
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, fashion, jeans, tiger, ripped, zoo, Japan )

Naoko
- 3 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
Kamine Zoo in Hitachi, Ibaraki Prefecture, has taken the catwalk to a new level, using some of its fiercest inhabitants to rip and claw jeans to a fashionably distressed look.
TEPCO Using Secondhand Tanks to Store Radioactively Contaminated Water
Business  (tags: money, environment, energy, TEPCO, Fukushima, corporate, dishonesty )

Naoko
- 4 hours ago - mainichi.jp
Roughly 20 or more of the water tanks holding radioactively contaminated water at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant are secondhand, it has been learned -- a fact that plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) had not previously disclosed.
A Chat With Wise-Cracking Robot Pepper
Science & Tech  (tags: technology, robot, interesting, humans, Gizmos, computers )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- A wise-cracking humanoid robot called Pepper, whose makers claim can read people's emotions, was unveiled in Tokyo last month.
MH17 Victims Train Bound for Unknown Destination in Train
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, death, conflict, Malaysian Airlines, victims, Ukraine Crisis )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - thedailystar.net
The bodies of the victims of MH17 are being loaded on to three railway carriages, apparently with refrigerator capability, which are standing at the train station in the town of Torez, several miles from the crash site in Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine
Rebels Have Taken Away All Plane Crash Bodies
World  (tags: violence, conflict, death, Malaysian Airlines, Ukraine )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantoday.com
HRABOVE, Ukraine -- Separatist rebels have spirited away all 196 bodies that workers recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site to an unknown location, Ukraine's emergency services said Sunday.
U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Globally in Energy Efficiency
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Sustainabililty, energy, USA, Germany, Energy Efficiency )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - ipsnews.net
A new ranking has lauded Germany for its energy efficiency, while condemning the United States for lagging near the bottom.
1 in 5 of Gaza Dead Are Children
World  (tags: war, violence, conflict, death, children, middle-east, palestine, israel )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
"If you are going to attack civilian structures in densely populated areas, of course you are going to see children killed," said Bill Van Esveld, a researcher for New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Japan's Child Poverty Rate Hits Record High
Society & Culture  (tags: children, society, Japan, poverty, OECD, highest )

Naoko
- 4 days ago - japantoday.com
The health and welfare ministry report showed the child poverty rate rose to 16.3% in 2012, the worst result since the survey started nearly three decades ago and one of the highest levels among the 34 countries in the OECD.
Politician Proposes Giving Newlyweds Pierced Condoms
Offbeat  (tags: bizarre, politician, stupid, birth rate, condoms, Japan )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantoday.com
TOKYO -- A Japanese politician in Aichi Prefecture has landed himself in hot water after suggesting that deliberately punctured condoms be distributed to married couples to counter the country's dwindling birth rate, local media reported on Friday.
Gaza Breathes Briefly, Then Holds Its Breath
World  (tags: violence, israel, humanrights, palestine, conflict, middle-east )

Naoko
- 5 days ago - irinnews.org
What can people do in five hours? We started at the bank and waited for two hours.
 
 
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