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Former Japan PM: We Were Lied To About Nuclear Power

Former Japan PM: We Were Lied To About Nuclear Power | Japan | Scoop.it
In a recent editorial in the Asahi Shimbun former PM Koizumi makes an unusual and candid statement: "Denjiren (the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan) has been telling a pack of lies,"...
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The Five Japanese Streets That People of Japan Most Want to Visit

The Five Japanese Streets That People of Japan Most Want to Visit | Japan | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever longed to go back to an old Japan, where samurai stayed at old ramshackle inns and merchants filled the air with the scent of food, then some of these traditional streets will be right up your alley.
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The top 10 manga to live-action adaptations

The top 10 manga to live-action adaptations | Japan | Scoop.it
Sometimes fans groan when they hear that their beloved book is going to be made into a movie. Manga fans…
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At least 5 killed, 12 injured in chemical plant blast in Mie

At least 5 killed, 12 injured in chemical plant blast in Mie | Japan | Scoop.it
An explosion at a chemical plant in Yokkaichi, Mie Prefecture, that had previously attracted the attention of safety inspectors killed…
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Exposed At Sea: Navy Sailors' Lawsuit Blames Japanese Power Company For Fukushima Radiation

Exposed At Sea: Navy Sailors' Lawsuit Blames Japanese Power Company For Fukushima Radiation | Japan | Scoop.it
Within weeks of setting off a geiger counter and scrubbing three layers of skin off his hands and arms, former Navy quartermaster Maurice Enis recalled being pressured to sign away U.S. government liability for any future health problems.
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A minicar named Hustler? Japan's brand names raise eyebrows

A minicar named Hustler? Japan's brand names raise eyebrows | Japan | Scoop.it
Suzuki Motor Corp had little idea that the name Hustler for its new, boxy minicar aimed at outdoorsy Japanese customers…
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Japan to greet New Year with prayers, 'Kohaku,' shopping and blizzards

Japan to greet New Year with prayers, 'Kohaku,' shopping and blizzards | Japan | Scoop.it
Millions of well-wishers will visit temples and shrines in Japan early Wednesday for prayers, while others will gather at family…
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Japanese robot takes top score in DARPA int’l competition - Tokyo Times

Japanese robot takes top score in DARPA int’l competition - Tokyo Times | Japan | Scoop.it
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New quake scenario for Tokyo

New quake scenario for Tokyo | Japan | Scoop.it
The government's Central Disaster Prevention Council on Dec. 19 predicted that if an earthquake of magnitude 7.3 occurred below Ota Ward, Tokyo, on a winter evening with winds blowing 8 ...
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Snakes and Earrings

Snakes and Earrings | Japan | Scoop.it
Take a walk through Tokyo's Shibuya or Shinjuku shopping districts and you'll soon notice the streets are filled with a certain kind of girl — stylishly dressed, sassy, with heavy ...
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Twitter / TheWorldStories: Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto- ...

Twitter / TheWorldStories: Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto- ... | Japan | Scoop.it
RT @TheWorldStories: Sagano bamboo forest, Kyoto- JAPAN. http://t.co/MFzblNHfmy
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Twitter / Globe_Pics: Mount Fuji, Japan ...

Twitter / Globe_Pics: Mount Fuji, Japan ... | Japan | Scoop.it
RT @Globe_Pics: Mount Fuji, Japan http://t.co/grL42axgoV
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Chinese State-Run Media Urges Retaliation Over Shinzo Abe's Visit To Controversial War Shrine

Chinese State-Run Media Urges Retaliation Over Shinzo Abe's Visit To Controversial War Shrine | Japan | Scoop.it
"China needs to take appropriate, even slightly excessive countermeasures" or else "be seen as a 'paper tiger'", it warned.
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US biological weapons reportedly tested in Japan's Okinawa in 1960s

US biological weapons reportedly tested in Japan's Okinawa in 1960s | Japan | Scoop.it
The US army reportedly conducted field experiments of biological weapons on Japan's Okinawa in the 1960s.
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TEPCO to Return J-Village to #Fukushima Prefecture by 2018 for Use in Preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympics | EXSKF

TEPCO to Return J-Village to #Fukushima Prefecture by 2018 for Use in Preparation for 2020 Tokyo Olympics | EXSKF | Japan | Scoop.it
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4,000 police hunt for rape suspect who escaped from prosecutors office in Kawasaki

4,000 police hunt for rape suspect who escaped from prosecutors office in Kawasaki | Japan | Scoop.it
A massive manhunt was underway in Japan on Wednesday with 4,000 police officers, 850 vehicles, sniffer dogs, helicopters and boats…
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Botchan

Botchan | Japan | Scoop.it
Written in 1906, Natsumi Soseki's 'Botchan' is based on the author's experience as a teacher in a 'barbaric' country town at a time when modern, Western modes of thinking were ...
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Combining best of East and West diets to enhance longevity

Combining best of East and West diets to enhance longevity | Japan | Scoop.it
Many people attribute longevity in Japan to the traditional Japanese diet. Yet even a balanced Japanese meal, full of health-enhancing elements such as taurine, magnesium and isoflavones, typically has two ...
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Maruha apologizes after pesticide found in frozen food

Maruha apologizes after pesticide found in frozen food | Japan | Scoop.it
Executives of food maker Maruha Nichiro Inc have apologized after pesticide was found in some of its frozen food lines…
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Reuters Special Report: Japan's Homeless Recruited for Murky Fukushima Clean-Up | EXSKF

Reuters Special Report: Japan's Homeless Recruited for Murky Fukushima Clean-Up | EXSKF | Japan | Scoop.it
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New volcanic islet unites with already existing Japan island - Tokyo Times

New volcanic islet unites with already existing Japan island - Tokyo Times | Japan | Scoop.it
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A garden sanctuary in the city

A garden sanctuary in the city | Japan | Scoop.it
There is a visible nod to tradition in the shaping and use of natural materials to finish off the exterior of International House, a Modernist building in one of the ...
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Twitter / sixballoons: Hilarious safety warning image ...

Twitter / sixballoons: Hilarious safety warning image ... | Japan | Scoop.it
Hilarious safety warning image from the instructions for made-in-Japan toy trains http://t.co/Nns45N42ar
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Japan: New volcanic island grows, connects to older island as eruption continues - YouTube

A new, growing islet off Tokyo in the Pacific Island has connected to an older Japanese island. Volcanic activity on the landmass is still underway and conti...
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Japan's Masahiro Tanaka officially posted - USA TODAY

Japan's Masahiro Tanaka officially posted - USA TODAY | Japan | Scoop.it
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NEW YORK (AP) — The bidding for Japanese star pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has begun.
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