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Tokyo's ill-tempered election

<b>Tokyo has elected its first female governor, one of the biggest jobs in Japan, which this term comes with the added pressure of overseeing the 2020 Olympics preparations. But as Mariko Oi reports, the election campaign has been marred by insult-slinging and allegations of sexism.</b><p>"Traitor". "Too …

Japan

Japan now has more charging sites than gas stations

The Japan Times reports that the country now has more electric vehicle charging stations than gas stations. This fact comes from Nissan, which said that there are now 40,000 fast-charging stations around the island nation. This outpaces the country's 34,000 gas stations by a good margin. It should …

Electric Vehicles

Fuji Shibazakura Festival 2016

Before Japan, the idea of spending a whole day looking at flowers might not have been your first choice for a good time. But here <i>hanami</i> or …

Japan

1 Minute of hard exercise as good as 45 minutes Workout "Scientists Explain"

<b>A 1-Minute Workout Gives The Same Results As A 45-Minute Workout.</b><p>Scientists at McMaster University have found that a single minute of very intense …

Chibi: The Japanese Word That's Cute And Offensive

Chibi. The word probably brings a very specific image to your mind. Cute characters with big heads, small bodies, and wide eyes.But there's more to …

Anime

Why does Japan have so many overhead power lines?

Something many visitors to Japan notice is the abundance of <b>overhead power lines</b>. Whether you’re in the suburbs, city center, or even rural …

10 Proven Benefits of Blueberries (No. 3 is Very Impressive)

Blueberries are sweet, nutritious and wildly popular. Often labelled a “superfood,” they are low in calories and incredibly good for you. They are so …

Nutrition

Benefits of Cottage Cheese | Healthy Eating | SF Gate

Protein-packed cottage cheese is substantial enough to form the basis for a meal, yet versatile enough to be used as a dip for celery sticks or turned into a pasta sauce. Commercially produced cottage cheese is often high in salt and saturated fat, but no-salt-added and low-fat products allow you …

Nutrition
Japan

Coffee Linked To A Reduced Risk of Endometrial Cancer

By: Sara G. Miller<p>Published: 04/21/2016 10:47 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>NEW ORLEANS — Women who love their coffee, take note: The brewed beverage is associated with a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, a new study finds.<p>In the study, researchers found that women who drank more than four cups of joe a …

Cancer

Japan's Internal Decay

<b>THERE HAS BEEN MORE</b> bad news recently on Abenomics: inflation targets are not being met, growth remains anemic, business confidence is low and national morale is poor (made worse, no doubt, by recent earthquakes). Abenomics, however, was never likely to be the solution, mainly because the problems …

Japan

Toyohiko Kagawa, Japanese Original

Japan has never been very receptive to the gospel. Missions have met little response. The work of such men as Xavier and Nikolai was exceptional in …

A new documentary shows the surprising, circular journey of Japanese Brazilians

In the past century, hundreds of thousands of Japanese immigrated to Brazil. In cities like São Paulo, whole neighborhoods feature Japanese street signs, shops and restaurants. Around 1.4 million people of Japanese descent now live in the South American country — the largest population outside …

What Do Shinzo Abe and Kim Jong-Un Have In Common?

<i>The Diplomat’s</i> J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo discuss Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s “South Korean approval rating,” a …

Why Aren't Japanese Students Studying Abroad?

For this week’s Japan Affairs podcast, <i>The Diplomat’s</i> Tokyo editors ponder the low number of Japanese students opting for international travel-study …

Multitasking is Killing Your Brain

<b>Many people believe themselves to be multitasking masters, but could it all be in their heads?</b><p>Our brains weren’t built to multitask.<p>Our brains are …

Rising Conservatism Among Japanese Housewives?

This week, <i>The</i> <i>Diplomat’s</i> J.T. Quigley and Angela Erika Kubo talk about housewives who have embraced Japan’s online right-wing groups, the (possible) …

Tokyo denies U.N. expert's accusation that it exerts pressure on media

The government on Wednesday brushed aside a U.N. rights expert’s concerns about its influence over the media, saying the country has always upheld …

Vatican and Japan historical institutes agree to catalogue documents on Christian persecution

An agreement has been signed between the Vatican Library and four Japanese historical institutes to inventory and catalogue the Marega Papers. The …

Japan to seek inclusion of Christian landmarks in 2016 UNESCO World Heritage list

Long before Christianity was banned in Japan, the religion brought to the island in the 1500s by a Jesuit priest flourished. Churches and …

Japanese Christians are using innovative tools to spread the word

In the beginning there was the word, and the word was GOD. Ever since that time of revelation many people have adopted Christianity and helped spread …

ISIS Beheads Japanese Christian Who Tried to Save Captured Friend

According to a new video released by the Islamic barbaric group ISIS, which also identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a Japanese …

Top Japan pol calls Christianity self-righteous, Islam hardly better

FaithWorld<p>« Previous Post<p>Those left behind: The legacy of Arlington’s Section 60<p>Next Post »<p>Italian invents an anti-swine flu holy water dispenser<p>14 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is …

Democratic Party

St. Paul Miki and the Rise of Japan’s Hidden Christians

<b>On February 5, 1597, by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi,</b> the regent and de facto military ruler of Japan, 26 Christians were crucified in the port town …

Christian Schoolgirl Manga Debuts in Japan

DESTROYING JAPANESE CHRISTIANITY

This year marks a singularly grim anniversary in Christian history. In 2014, it is exactly four hundred years since the start of the horrific …

Japan’s Other Disaster

The End of Japan<p>When the earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 11, 2011, an oil refinery in Chiba exploded. From my office thirty kilometers away, I …

What Life Is Like After 46 Years on Death Row

Iwao Hakamada spent 46 years on death row for a crime he didn't commit. After his release in 2014, at age 78, director Kim Sungwoong documented his reintroduction to the outside.<p>What would you be like if you'd spent the last half century isolated in a tiny room, not knowing if you were going to …

Criminal Justice