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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
- 12 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
- 52 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
- 84 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.
Inside Japan's Obsession With Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, Japan, obsession )

Jeri
- 169 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!
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.
Japanese People Are Sharing Photos of Their Very Long, Stretchy Cats
Offbeat  (tags: cats, photos, Japan )

Jeri
- 184 days ago - metro.co.uk
Cats are always bringing us joy, particularly when it comes to social media trends.
Today Is Cat Day In Japan
Offbeat  (tags: cat day, Japan )

Jeri
- 207 days ago - kotaku.com
In the US, National Cat Day is on October 29. But in Japan, itâEUR(TM)s today.
VIDEO: Plenty of Snuggles for Passengers on JapanâEUR(TM)s First Cat Train
Offbeat  (tags: japan, cat train, passengers, animals, cats, culture, interesting, unusual, photos, society, world )

Lone
- 358 days ago - ladyfreethinker.org
About 30 adoptable cats roamed freely on the train, raising awareness of the problem of stray cat culling in Japan and encouraging riders to consider bringing a feline friend or two into their homes.
Karma Kitchen - Growing in Generosity (See If There's One Near You!)
Offbeat  (tags: India, Seva CafĂ©, Karma Kitchen, generosity, pay it forward, Good News, spreading, US, Europe, Japan, Asia, volunteers, food, humanity, interesting )

Evelyn
- 512 days ago - karmakitchen.org
Based on Seva Café: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Torajiro the Cat From Japan Gets Funnier in Translation
Offbeat  (tags: social cat of the week, japan, awesome-pawsome kitty pics )

Barb
- 566 days ago - catster.com
For example, what is his "extended rainbow collar foot?" A scarf, of course. What else could it be?
Surreal Photos Of Fireflies From JapanâEUR(TM)s 2016 Summer
Offbeat  (tags: japan, fireflies, the land of the rising sun, environment, interesting, photos, unusual )

Lone
- 797 days ago - boredpanda.com
We often give you great reasons to visit Japan. The scenery. The lights. The weirdness. But for those of you who still arenâEUR(TM)t convinced, hereâEUR(TM)s yet another brilliant excuse to visit the Land of the Rising Sun. Fireflies!
Hokkaido Boy Left in Mountain By Parents Found Alive After 6 Days
Offbeat  (tags: safe, Japan, missing boy, found )

Naoko
- 837 days ago - asahi.com
A missing boy was found alive in northern Japan on June 3, six days after his parents left him alone in a mountain as punishment for his misbehavior, police said.
 

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