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In India, Rice Replaces Ice in Charity Bucket Challenge
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, goodnews, food, India, rice bucket challenge, poor, give, hunger )

Naoko
- 2 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
The famous "ice bucket" challenge is inspiring thousands of Indians to follow suit, but with a twist- they are replacing ice with rice in a bid to help the country's vast population of poor, hungry people.
Japan's 'Golden Bolt': 103-Year-Old Challenges World's Fastest Man
Offbeat  (tags: diet, health, interesting, 103-years-old, Japan, running, sports, exercises )

Naoko
- 10 hours ago - japantoday.com
Miyazaki, who hails from tea-growing Shizuoka prefecture, about 200 kilometres southwest of Tokyo, was a late bloomer, only taking up running at the age of 92 after watching an old people's sports day broadcast on television.
India: A Race to the Bottom With Antibiotic Overuse
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, drugs, risks, medicine, India, Antibiotic resistance, overuse of antibiotics )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - ipsnews.net
An analysis of national pharmaceutical sales data published in 'The Lancet Infectious Diseases' last month found that Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa accounted for 76 percent of the increase in antibiotic use around the world.
Transgenic Silkworm Spins Strong 'Spider' Threads That Could Be Mass-Produced
Science & Tech  (tags: research, discovery, Japan, agrobiology, silkworms, transgenic )

Naoko
- 10 hours ago - japantimes.co.jp
TSUKUBA, IBARAKI PREF. - Japan's National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences has developed a transgenic silkworm that produces strong "spider" silk.
Saitama Guide Dog Stabbed While on Duty
Animals  (tags: protection, sadness, cruelty, abuse, dogs, guide dogs, stabbed, japan )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - mainichi.jp
The Saitama Prefectural Police force has launched an investigation after a guide dog for a 61-year-old local man was stabbed while it was on duty in July, it has been learned.
Edible Insects a Boon to Thailand's Farmers
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, diet, ecosystems, water, Thailand, food, insects, food )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Depending solely on the rains to either yield a good rice crop or leave their fields dry and barren, farmers in this village in northeastern Thailand, the country's poorest region, led a precarious and back-breaking existence. Then they discovered bugs.
TEPCO Ordered to Pay Damages Over Nuclear Evacuee's Suicide
Business  (tags: money, corporate, goodnews, TEPCO, Fukushima, suicide, destruction, energy )

Naoko
- 2 days ago - mainichi.jp
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex on Tuesday was ordered for the first time by a Japanese district court to pay damages over a suicide case recognized to have causal links with the 2011 nuclear disaster.
China Targets Ordinary Uighurs With Beards, Burkas
World  (tags: asia, china, conflict, humanrights, Uighur, burkas, beards, restrictions )

Naoko
- 3 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
The personal matter of facial hair has taken on heavy political overtones in the Uighur heartland. Also proscribed are certain types of women's headscarves, veils and "jilbabs," loose, full-length garments worn in public.
Police Officer Brands Ferguson Protesters 'Rabid Dogs'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, politics, government, crime, humanrights, death, violence )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - japantoday.com
"I'm sick of these protesters. You are a burden on society and a blight on the community," wrote Michael Pappert, in one of at least five posts that have gone up since Sunday. "These protesters should have been put down like a rabid dog the first night,"
Japan in Depth / Hiroshima Lags on 'Caution Zones'
Offbeat  (tags: safety, protection, environment, government, natural disasters, landslide, property values, caution )

Naoko
- 7 days ago - the-japan-news.com
Fears of falling property values, combined with a lack of funds, have delayed local governments' designation of certain areas as vulnerable to natural disasters.
 
 
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