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Lawsuit to save 'Angel' throws spotlight on Japan dolphin killings

TOKYO (Reuters) - Environmental activists protesting Japan’s killing of thousands of dolphins in a secluded cove said they hoped a lawsuit filed on Thursday will bring attention to the gory annual hunt.<p>Fishermen in the western Japanese town of Taiji corral the dolphins before killing many for meat …

Japan looks to re-examine military laws, while maintaining pacifism

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for a review of the decades-old constitution, which could lead to the military being permitted to fight overseas.<p>He wants to re-examine Article 9 of Japan’s post-war pacifist constitution, which states no force is to be used to resolve conflicts, except …

Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicles are Powering Office Buildings in Japan

Nissan’s zero-emission LEAF electric vehicle may be used to power entire buildings in Japan. The car manufacturer successfully completed an early …

Electric Vehicles

Yo-Ho Brewing: A Window Into Craft Beer in Japan

Japan is the world's 7th largest beer producer, and beer and beer-like beverages accounted for 67% of Japan's 9 billion liters of alcohol consumption in 2006. Until 1994, Japanese tax laws, enacted to protect domestic brewing, set minimum production limits that instead ensured the dominance of the …

Japan revamping maps and signs with foreigners in mind

TOKYO -- Train maps and road signs across Japan are getting a foreigner-friendly makeover ahead of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. …

Japan

Is China risking Japan-style lost decade?

HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Conventional wisdom says that if Beijing doesn’t want a bursting property bubble, it simply won’t have one.<p>Despite mounting …

Economy

Japan Asia Group Begins to Construct Its 6th Solar Plant in Hokkaido - News - Solar Power Plant Business

The construction site for Japan Asia Group's second solar plant in Nakasatsunai-mura<p>JAG Energy Co Ltd (Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo), which is affiliated with …

Solar Power

Coming to Terms With Difficult History: Japan, China, Germany, and the United States

Other countries are distorted by their failure to come to terms with brutal realities of their past. So are we.<p>Listen to the next discussion you hear of tensions between Japan and two of its neighbors, South Korea and China. You'll hear again and again that an important root problem is Japan's …

Elon Musk's Tesla vs. Warren Buffett-backed BYD: Who Will Win In China?

When Tesla CEO Elon Musk heard a Bloomberg reporter mentioning Chinese automaker BYD Auto as a Tesla competitor, he just laughed, three times. “Have you seen their car?” Musk asked the reporter, while trying to refrain from giggling, during the 2011 television interview. “I don’ think they have a …

DIY: Create An Epoxy Resin Coffee Table to Creatively Show Off Your Photos in Style

If you’re looking for a neat, photography-related DIY project to do this weekend, Canon has you covered. Shared on the Canon USA YouTube channel, the …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

7 of the Best Grilled Side Dishes Ever

Here are seven easy, crowd-pleasing sides to make on the grill this weekend.<p>Here are seven easy, crowd-pleasing sides to make on the grill this …

Give Your iPad The Power Of Sight... For Fun

Yes, I know that iPads have cameras but that’s not what I mean. Think for a minute, can your iPad understand your commands without you speaking to it or even touching it? My iPad can and soon yours can too.<p>This year along with other parents and teachers, I received a pre-launch opportunity to be a …

Tutorial Shows Off Effective and Efficient Method of Smoothing Out Skin in Portraits

When retouching skin on a subject, there’s a fine balance to strike between smoothing out a rough skin texture and keeping the skin looking natural. …