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Source: Japan Today

Aomori :: Japan | updated 2010-08-20 03:31:20 -0700 | allnews

A 13-year-old girl died and three others were taken to hospital after possibly inhaling toxic volcanic gas on Sunday morning in the Hakkoda Mountains in the city of Aomori in Aomori Prefecture, police said. The city's fire department received an...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

A large dark shape flaps in a leisurely fashion on deeply bowed wings across a dark gray sky. It looks somehow lumpy, with very broad, rounded tips to its arched wings and at a distance it appears like a large...
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Source: Japan Times

Ishikawa :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

Staff writer Chaine, a friendly husky living in Tokyo, was 5 years old when her owners, Motoko Shiraishi and Yasushi Ishikawa, took her to see a sled-dog race in Gunma Prefecture in the winter of 2003. Although Chaine's ancestors were...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

Staff writer From a distance, Tatsuro Yokoi looks like a pirate clinging to the mast of a sunken galleon. Move closer sorry, make that swim closer and you notice he lacks the eye patch, the parrot on the shoulder and...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 09:37:50 -0700 | allnews

Penguin Books, 2010, 352 pp., £8.99 (paper) A complicated tale, simply and well told, "King Death" is Toby Litt's 12th work of fiction, the "K" in his alphabetic collection and the second of his novels to be set mostly in...
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Source: Japan Times

Ishigaki :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

Then why not fly 2,000 km toward the Equator from Tokyo to Ishigaki, the main island of the southerly Yaeyama group in Okinawa Prefecture. And once there, then treat yourself to a stay at Club Med Kabira Beach, where you...
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Source: Japan Times

Nagano :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 08:49:34 -0700 | allnews

AGO Thursday, June 30, 1910 The Formosan aborigines At the decisive encounter with the Formosan [Taiwanese] aborigines on the 21st of last month, Cpt...Kawada in his last moment commanded that his head should not be abandoned to the enemy. AGO...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

Graywolf Press, 2009, 282 pp., $24 (hardcover) The first 115 pages of Marie Mutsuki Mockett's debut novel, "Picking Bones From Ash," incredibly heightened my anticipation of a great, literary read. Then the crash came, splintering my expectations from the weight...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Ikeda :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:44:00 -0700 | allnews

But it is actually the handiwork of Japanese artist Ryoji Ikeda. The effect is achieved by Ikeda concentrating 64 separate beams of light so that they slightly fan out into the night sky. Night light: Spectra Barcelona, a light sculpture...
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Source: The Independent

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 09:37:45 -0700 | allnews

I've been driving round the huge roundabout on the south side of Westminster Bridge for years, and assumed there might be a pumping station inside, or a maximumsecurity prison. Imagine my surprise when it recently shed its dismal chrysalis and...
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Source: Japan Times

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:43:57 -0700 | allnews

The cool spring has definitely cut into the barbecue season here on the island...And with the rainy season now upon us, it could indeed be a very short BBQ season. The Japanese seem to have no problem grilling out on...
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Source: The Guardian

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:43:56 -0700 | allnews

James Leynse for the Guardian It is a comfort food to which millions turn when in need of a carbohydrate fix. It has inspired popular manga titles and films, and expert reviews of closely guarded recipes adorn countless magazines, books...
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Source: Japan Today

Tōkyō :: Japan | updated 2010-08-18 00:02:04 -0700 | allnews

The Nara District Court on Friday sentenced a 40-year-old man to six months in prison for fatally shooting one of the wild deer in Nara Park, which are designated as national natural treasures, with a crossbow in March.    ...
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Source: Japan Today

Karuizawa :: Japan | updated 2012-11-02 00:43:55 -0700 | allnews

Now that Japan's population is officially dropping and will probably continue to do so for the foreseeable future, it is easy to predict that from here on, we will start to experience a surplus of vacant housing. Actually, this trend...
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Source: Japan Today

Fukuoka :: Japan | updated 2010-08-17 18:59:43 -0700 | allnews

Police arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday after he allegedly threw a 3-year-old nephew out of a window of his condominium to the pavement about 11 meters below in Fukuoka. The child survived the fall, although...
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