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“Big Whisky” – 12 Amazing Facts About the Battleship USS Wisconsin

The USS <i>Wisconsin</i>, which served in three American wars, holds the distinction of being the last battleship in history to fire shots in anger. (Image …

Military

First look at the Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee train in Tokyo, Japan

ヲタクゴコロをくすぐる電車に遭遇<br>(ポケモン好きにはたまらんだろうなぁ)#ポケモン #ラッピング車両 #ポケモン電車 #ピカチュウ pic.twitter.com/on7RAlXQw7<p>— えりくま (@ekumapooh) August 19, 2018<p>ポケモン電車だ〜〜〜(っ'ヮ'c)!!!! …

Pokémon

Why America Should Pull Out of Okinawa

America and its allies will be just as safe—or safer—without the Marines on Okinawa. Let’s bring them home.What is worth fighting for? Which …

Asia

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What is Kawaii? Discover What Led to Japan’s Culture of Cuteness

Roughly translated as “cuteness,” <i>kawaii</i> is one of the most frequently used Japanese words. In a broader sense, it describes the culture of celebrating all things adorable and embracing fictional characters as the embodiment of positivity. Originating as a distinctly Japanese cultural trend, the …

Hello Kitty

World peace at last: Japan surrenders, archive 15 August 1945

Japan has surrendered. This was announced in London, Washington, Moscow and Chung-king at midnight last night. Broadcasting the news at that hour Mr. Attlee said :<p>Japan has to-day surrendered. The last of our enemies is laid low. Here is the text of the Japanese reply to the Allied demands :—<p>With …

World Peace

Japanese town named after Hindu goddess lakshmi: Consul General

Bengaluru, Aug 12 (IANS) 'Kichijoi', a town near Tokyo in Japan, was named after Hindu goddess lakshmi, consort of Hindu god Vishnu," said Takayuki …

India

Inside the Secret World of Kyoto’s Oldest Geisha District

In historic Kyoto, one landmark that is often overlooked is Kamishichiken; Kyoto’s oldest geisha district and a stunningly preserved portion of the …

Japan

Operation Downfall: How America Would Have Invaded Japan (It Would Have Been Hell)

As it had against a Mongol amphibious invasion in the 13th Century, the weather gods would have favored Japan. A devastating typhoon in October 1945 …

Military

How the U.S. and Japan Became Allies Even After Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Relations between the U.S. and Japan 73 years ago were epoch-definingly bad: Monday marks the anniversary of the Aug. 6, 1945, atomic bombing of …

Japan

The world is running out of Japanese people

Japan is shrinking. Fast.<p>The health ministry recently announced that only 946,060 babies were born in Japan in 2017, the fewest births since official statistics began in 1899. At the same time, 1,340,433 Japanese people died last year. This means that the non-immigrant population declined by nearly …

Japan

Watch the Brutal, Dangerous, and Delightful Art of Making a Japanese Delicacy

The brute force and coordination of the world's fastest mochi makers is fun to behold.<p>When a chef says they put their blood, sweat, and tears into …

Japan

Shining Monday: How Japan is trying to make start of working week more palatable

Monday mornings - widely accepted as the least enchanting part of the working week - are to become far more appealing in Japan.<p>As part of its broader plan to improve the work/life balance of the working population - and do away with the stubbornly persistent problem of “karoshi”, or death by …

Japan

Before Fast Food Delivery, Here Are Some Amazing Photographs of Soba Noodle Cyclists of Early 20th Century Japan

Fast food delivery has changed drastically since the old days of <i>demae</i> (which literally “to go in front of”) in Japan. Before cell phones, apps, and …

Japan

You Can Now Stay In The Sacred Temples Of Kyoto

Kyoto is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and certainly in Japan, but one of the city’s residents felt that it was missing something. “Kyoto is getting crowded with new hotels, hostels and rental machiya houses but we believed that those accommodations still lack the …

Japan

The Complete Guide to Shibuya Station

Shibuya is known as Tokyo’s premier hub for Japan’s youth, fashion, and subcultures of all kinds. In the center of it towers the large Shibuya …

Japan

Japan Is Bracing For an Epic, Nation-Wide Tech Meltdown, All Because of One Man

It is, quite literally, the end of times.<p>His formal title is His Imperial Majesty the Emperor, Akihito, who succeeded to Japan's Chrysanthemum Throne …

Japan

Japan Is in Love With This Bodybuilding Landscaper Who Became a Citizen

Many of us love to travel, but most of us wouldn’t dream of giving up citizenship to the country in which we were born. Swedish-born Jakob Sebastian Björk, however, fell so in love with the country of Japan that he became a naturalized Japanese citizen. In fact, he had to renounce his original …

Japan

Why Japan is going to accept more foreign workers

FOREIGN cashiers and carers are now a fact of life in Japan, especially in urban areas. The number of foreign workers has risen fast recently, to …

Japan: Described and Illustrated by the Japanese

In 1896, Tamamura Kozaburo, a highly successful commercial photographer in Yokohama, received an order from a Boston publisher for what eventually …

Japan death row executions: hangings secretive, backed by public

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Friday executed the leader and six members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people.<p>FILE PHOTO : An execution chamber where a trap door is marked with a red square, is seen at the Tokyo …

Death Row

Slices of Japanese Life that Keep me Coming Back for More

My first Japan holiday was like the most seductive blind date. I arrived with scant preconceived notions and was electrified by an intoxicating …

Japanese Daruma Dolls – The true story behind the cute souvenir!

The Daruma is a traditional Japanese doll, which in Japan has become a symbol of perseverance and luck. But outside Japan, not many people know of …

Japan to relax tax-free shopping rule for foreign visitors from July

The Japanese government will relax the rule for duty-free shopping from Sunday in its latest effort to spur spending by foreign visitors, after …