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New Trump web page asks Americans if they want to ax National Park Service, other key land agencies

New Trump web page asks Americans if they want to ax National Park Service, other key land agenciesMay 18, 2017A new White House web page asks …

National Parks

'This is death to the family': Japan's fertility crisis is creating economic and social woes never seen before

It's midnight in Tokyo and Takehiro Onuki has just left the office, 16 hours after his shift began.<p>Onuki, a 31-year-old salesman, is headed to the train station to catch the 12:24 a.m. train, the last one of the night, back to his home in Yokohama. The train will quickly fill up with other …

Japan

Startups in Japan seeing ample cash but lack of innovators

TOKYO (AP) — Japan Inc. where companies with roots going back decades, if not centuries, have long dominated, is finally warming up to startups.<p>Major banks and venture capitalists are keen to tap into faster growth by investing in innovative entrepreneurs, when they can find them. Money raised for …

Startups

Beautiful Nature in Japan: 5 Amazing Places You Should Visit

<b>Authored by Lotte Eschbach</b><p>Japan is a wonderful country known for it’s blend of traditional culture and modern dynamic cities. And while the buzz is …

Japan

Sean Penn says his former producer Steve Bannon is a 'Hollywood wannabe'

Long before he became the controversial White House Chief Strategist in the Trump administration, Steve Bannon decided to try his hand at the movie …

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

<i>Editor’s note: New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express quoting local officials who came upon her,</i> …

Monkeys

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Touring Tokyo: Travel Tips From A Fashion Entrepreneur

<b>This article is part of our “Street To Street” series, where we ask prominent New Yorkers to share their recommendations for what to see and do in major cities around the world.</b><p>Entrepreneur Rie Yano has lived all over the globe. She was born outside of Tokyo, educated in Mexico, and now works in …

Japan

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and BIG HERO 6 Coming Soon to Tokyo Disneyland

With Disney‘s live-action <i>Beauty and the Beast</i> breaking box office records, it was only a matter of time before the popular movie was given its very …

Walt Disney Company

Being as Canadian as possible, under the circumstances

One of the late Peter Gzowski's most amusing contributions to the never-ending search for Canadian identity was his contest to find this country's equivalent of "as American as apple pie." The winning entry, you may recall, was "as Canadian as possible under the circumstances."<p>So what are "the …

Smooth slidin'

There is no word for this colour in English – but there is one in Japanese

What would you call the colour at the top of this piece – sky blue? Light blue?<p>In Japanese, it’s an actual colour, not a shade of another one – and …

7 Rustic Ryokan-Style Hotels in Kyoto

One of the best ways to experience some of the romantic Old-World charm of Kyoto is to stay in one of the city's many "ryokan." These traditional …

How to Make Pickled Eggs in Every Natural Color & Flavor Under the Sun

You know how people say salt your pasta water so it tastes like the sea? And if you don't, no matter how much you salt your pasta sauce, you're sort of already screwed? Pickling eggs has a similar effect. <b>You can add all the vinegar you want to your egg salad, but using pickled eggs will always be</b> …

This lady sure is squirrelly

Behind the Story: Food52 Uncovers the Majesty & Mystery of Princess Pamela

<b>Article:</b> She Was a Soul Food Sensation. Then, 19 Years Ago, She Disappeared. <b><br>Publication:</b> Food52 <b><br>Reporter:</b> Mayukh Sen<p><i>When Food52‘s Mayukh Sen first read about chef, author and entertainer Princess Pamela, he was struck by the world she created in her downtown restaurants and the mystery of her</i> …

How Universal plans to become Japan's leading 'full-service music company'

Japan just took the experts by surprise.<p>The world’s second biggest recorded music market was widely expected to shrink in 2016, despite the launch of …

Music Industry

Documentary chronicles Japanese love for country, bluegrass music

In director James Payne’s film “Far Western,” Charlie Nagatani sings American country music at the bar he started in 1976 in Kumamoto, Japan. …

Dive into the Underground Japanese Musical Scene with Ian Martin - Indie Guides Magazine

Japanese-American publisher Awai Books has just released a book called Quit Your Band! Musical Notes from the Japanese Underground, by Ian Martin, …

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Graffiti from Pompeii

Each inscription begins with a reference to where it was found (region.insula.door number). The second number is the reference to the publication of …

I go walking, after midnight, out in the moonlight