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New research reveals Jamaica and Colombia leading the way in gender equality

Gender Equality

Hyperstealth Develops New Jamaica Defense Force Camo Pattern

Although we haven’t heard from Canada’s Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corporation in awhile, that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy. The Jamaica …

Murders increase across Jamaica – police statistics

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Police High Command is reporting that, since the start of the year, there has been an increase in the number of murders …

Japan kicks its ‘loophole herb’ drug habit

TOKYO (MarketWatch) — At a head shop in Tokyo’s bustling Shibuya ward, its shelves strewn with Jamaican flag knick-knacks and bongs bearing marijuana …

Japan

Japan's Economy Is In Deeper Trouble Than We Thought

The data indicated that the hit from April's sales tax hike turned out to be bigger than expected.<p>Abe, who has called a snap poll for Sunday, hopes voters will agree that his stimulus policies and a decision to delay a second sales tax hike next year will revive a sputtering economy.<p>The revision to …

Economy

Japan suffers lowest number of births on record as population shrinks

Japan’s estimated number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million, the lowest figure on record, further contributing to the ageing and shrinking of the country’s population, official data showed Thursday.<p>The number marked an all-time low for the fourth straight year, the health, labour and …

Geography

Giant robotic teddy bear: Japan's nurse of the future

The population of Japan is ageing, and fewer children being born. This creates a variety of problems -- not the least of which is a shortage of caregivers for the elderly, as the elderly population grows while the younger population shrinks. To help compensate, the country has been exploring a …

Robotics

Okinawa governor blocks controversial US marine base

Escalation in dispute poses diplomatic headache for prime minister Shinzo Abe and threatens to sour relations between Japan and the US<p>The governor of a southern Japanese island, home to tens of thousands of American troops, has triggered a potentially bitter confrontation with Tokyo and Washington …

Japan

12 Lesser-Known Weird and Wonderful Movies from Japan

6. Himiko (1974)<p>HImiko presents the story of a shaman queen of ancient Japan: Himiko, its titular character and a controversial figure in history, …

The Japanese Military Is Building a Robotic Exoskeleton

It won’t work<p>by JAMES SIMPSON<p>Last December, Japan’s defense research organization proposed allocating $7.5 million of its 2015 budget towards …

Japan's Sex Hotels Cater To Every Kind Of Weird Fetish

Tucked away amongst the busy streets of Japan’s cities lie numerous Love Hotels - a convenient and often peculiar location for sexual rendezvous and …

Igloos

Why are flip-phones making a comeback in Japan?

Japan was one of the earliest countries to widely adopt phones that could access the internet. But a funny thing has happened there: sales of smartphones have taken a dive. Instead, Japanese consumers are flocking to older styles of cellphone — like the venerable flip-phone.<p>According to the …

In Japan, People Are Flipping Out Over The Flip-Phone (Galapagos Phone): What's Old Is New Again

Everything that’s old is new again—and the flip-phone—the anti-smart phone & the Galapagos like replica of a time when Japan once dominated the world in mobile phones is making a comeback in this island country.<p>For those of you who don’t remember, once upon a time Japan was the world leader in …

Rastafarians Can Now Smoke Ganja Legally In Jamaica - Caribbean and Latin America Daily News

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Thurs. Feb. 26, 2015: Members of the Rastafarian community across Jamaica can now burn “their herb” without fear of …

Cannabis

Jamaica Legalizes Pot, Finally

Quick, raise your hand if you knew pot was illegal in Jamaica. And be honest.<p>Jamaicans have been growing and smoking weed for so long it's hard to …

Jamaica Softens Its Stance on Marijuana

David McFadden, The Associated PressJamaica decriminalizes possession of small amounts of pot, paves way for medical marijuana.Jamaica decriminalizes …

IMF: Peru to lead economic growth in Latin America

<b>16:39</b> | Lima, Feb. 26.<p>Peru’s economic growth recovery will start on the second quarter of 2015, and it will register the “largest” expansion in Latin …

Ruined Fukushima Plant Leaking Radiation 70 Times Above Normal Levels

Fukushima is Japan's radiation nightmare that just won't go away. Ever since March 11, 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and …