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Guinness World Records Celebrates New Achievements in Latest Edition, Including Those of 83-Year-Old Japanese DJ
Offbeat  (tags: japan, woman, 83-year-old, DJ, Guiness World Records )

Naoko
- 11 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Sumiko Iwamura, an 83-year-old owner of a Tokyo gyoza restaurant who in the evening turns into DJ Sumirock, was honored in the book as the worldâEUR(TM)s oldest professional club disc jockey.
Secret to Japanese Couple's 80 Years of Marriage: Wife's Patience
Offbeat  (tags: marriage, Guinness world record, long life, Japan )

Naoko
- 13 days ago - japantoday.com
Masao Matsumoto, 108, and his 100-year-old wife, Miyako, have been confirmed as the oldest living spouses by aggregate age by Guinness World Records, having been married since October 1937.
Handmade Bra Growing Popular With Rain-Displaced Evacuees in Western Japan
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, bra, Japan, disaster, evacuation, handmade )

Naoko
- 24 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
An easy-fitting bra made from a long strip of cloth that doesn't look like a bra when hung out to dry has become popular with rain disaster evacuees stuck in shelters in western Japan since last month.
Woman in Okayama Flood Died Protecting Beloved Husband to the End
Offbeat  (tags: sad, love, disater, flood, elderly, Japan )

Naoko
- 52 days ago - mainichi.jp
Muddy water began filling the house little by little as a woman in the Mabicho district here helped her nearly blind husband with weak legs to stand on the kitchen table, wrapping her arms around his body to support him.
Manzanar Detainee Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga Who Revealed Racism, Not Security, as Reason for WWII Interment Dies at 93
Offbeat  (tags: usa, japan, detainee, incarceration, ww2 )

Naoko
- 53 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Aiko Herzig-Yoshinaga, who uncovered proof that thousands of Japanese-Americans incarcerated in the United States during World War II were held not for reasons of national security but because of racism, has died at age 93.
Why Elderly Japanese Women Are Going to Jail On Purpose   video
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, elderly, jailed, petty crime, security, company, care, breakdown of traditions )

Evelyn
- 85 days ago - youtu.be
Increasingly, the elderly populations feel lonely, bored, and unafraid of the legal ramifications. Many have even come to see prison as an upgrade from their daily lives. The elderly crime rate has quadrupled over the past couple of decades.
Antarctica: Japan Killed 122 Pregnant Minke Whales During Annual Whale Hunt
World  (tags: Antarctica, Annual Whale Hunt, 122 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed, Japan, asia, news, violence, world )

Fiona
- 110 days ago - earthfirstjournal.org
An animal rights group were outraged at JapanâEUR(TM)s controversial whaling program after it emerged that more than 120 pregnant whales were slaughtered last year. Of 333 Minke Whales Taken - 181 were female and 122 of those were pregnant.
Japan Slaughters More Than 120 Pregnant Whales for 'Research'
Animals  (tags: Whales, Australia, Japan, whaling, habitat, AnimalCruelty, crime )

Scooby
- 111 days ago - watoday.com.au
More than 120 pregnant whales were slaughtered in the latest Japanese whale hunt in AntarcticaâEUR(TM)s Southern Ocean, new documents show, reigniting calls for Australia to step up efforts to stop the annual killing spree
Scientists Accidentally Create Mutant Enzyme That Eats Plastic Bottles.
Science & Tech  (tags: Scientists, Mutant Enzyme, Plastic, Japan, Prof John McGeehan, University of Portsmouth )

Derek
- 154 days ago - theguardian.com
The mutant enzyme takes a few days to start breaking down the plastic, far faster than the centuries it takes in the oceans. But the researchers are optimistic this can be speeded up even further and become a viable large-scale process.
Ishikawa Zoo - Japan: Depressed Elephant Spent 29 Years Alone In Concrete Cell
World  (tags: Japan, Ishikawa Zoo, Depressed elephant, 29 years in concrete cell, asia, crime, humans, news, society, world )

Fiona
- 161 days ago - thedodo.com
Every wall she can reach is scratched up from her trying to get out. Twenty-nine years ago, Sunny the Asian elephant first arrived at the Ishikawa Zoo in Japan âEUR" and sheâEUR(TM)s been completely alone ever since.
Space.Com: Ariane 5 Rocket Launches Satellites For Japan And UK
Science & Tech  (tags: Ariane 5, Launch, 4-5-2018, Communications Satellites, Japan, UK, French Guastronomy, computer, discovery, Gizmos, habitat, history, humans, interesting, investigation, internet, NewTechnology, science, scientists, technology, world )

Fiona
- 163 days ago - space.com
4-5-2018: European rocket will launched 2 communications satellites. If all goes well, the Ariane 5 will deliver the DSN-1/Superbird-8 and HYLAS 4 satellites to geostationary transfer orbit high above Earth.
Japan, Shimonoseki: Whalers Return With 333 Dead Whales
World  (tags: Japan, Shimonoseki, Whalers, Kill 333 Whales, Southern Ocean, asia, conflict, crime, death, humans, interesting, media, news, violence, world )

Fiona
- 168 days ago - earthfirstjournal.org
Japanese whaling vessels returned to port on Saturday after catching more than 300 of the mammals in the Antarctic Ocean without facing any protests by anti-whaling groups, officials said.
Inside Japan's Obsession With Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Japan, obsession )

Jeri
- 170 days ago - catster.com
Maneki Neko, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, cat cafés, HANGRY & ANGRY x h.NAOTO, and the many cats of Hayao MiyazakiâEUR(TM)s Studio Ghibli Animation House âEUR" we take a look at Japan's obsession with cats!
PETITION - Tell Airport to Stop Shipping Live Horses for Slaughter
Animals  (tags: horses, canada, japan, live horses, killing, shipped, abuse, abused, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalcruelty, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, death, humans, sadness, slaughter )

Lone
- 177 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Stop supporting the brutal killing of horses by allowing them to be shipped to Japan for slaughter through EIA.
A Fuzzy Tale of Japan's Famous Cats in Hats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, hats, Japan )

Jeri
- 183 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
When Ryo Yamazaki picked up a chunk of one of his catâEUR(TM)s shed fur and fashioned it on top of his Scottish foldâEUR(TM)s head in a Trump-esque quiff, he did it for a laugh.
 

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