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Japans Gay Community wants better living conditions

November 19, 2013


As the number of countries legalizing gay marriage has risen, the gay and lesbian community in Japan has been encouraged as well to engage more and more in activities that will improve their living conditions. Japan does not have an anti-gay law or legal protections for homosexuals. Some in the gay community are actively seeking […]


September 22, 2013


Tokyo Times A 79 years-old Japanese man called Kohei Jinno lost his house and business about 50 years ago, as both of them got demolished to make way for Tokyo’s Summer Olympic in 1964. Now he is getting evicted for the exact same reason. Jinno spent two years, 1964 and 1965, in a different town […]


July 25, 2013


Nagoro, an untouched Japanese village located in the remote area of the Iya Valley, became famous after the number of life-sized dolls outweighed the local human population. Nagoro village is situated on Shikoku Island, the smallest of Japan’s four main islands and its living population is of only 51 people. However, the village is also home […]

Wartime sex slaves were necessary to maintain discipline, says Japanese politician

May 14, 2013


THE Japanese government has distanced itself from comments by a prominent politician that the so-called “comfort women” of World War II served a “necessary” role by keeping troops in check. Outspoken Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto said soldiers living with the daily threat of death needed some way to let off steam which was provided by […]

5,000 Japanese teachers suffer from mental illness

January 8, 2013

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More than 5,000 teachers in Japan had to take sick leave during the last fiscal year because of depression and other mental disorders, a government survey said. The study was conducted by Japan’s Education Ministry on teachers at public elementary, junior and senior high schools, and special schools. While 8,544 teachers had taken sick leave, 62 percent (5,274 teachers) had to take some time off from […]

China-Japan tension: What is the Beef?

September 17, 2012

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The Goverments of China (the worlds third largest economy) and Japan (the worlds seconds largest economy atter the US) What Who own a group of Islands located in the East and South China Sea‘s.  The question of ownership of the islands extends back to 1895 when Japan says China ceded sovereignty of the islands when it lost the […]

Panasonic closes plant: Anti Japan Protests sweeps China

September 17, 2012

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Panasonic halted operations at three factories in China after angry protesters ransacked Japanese businesses over the weekend amid rising tensions over disputed islands in the East China Sea. Violence against Japanese companies was seen in Xi’an, Dongguan, Changsha and Guangzhou, according to local media reports. A Panasonic factory was set on fire and a Toyota dealership in Qingdao […]

Unbearable Heat? How bout an ice packed bra.

July 11, 2012

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A Japanese underwear company has presented a special “cooling” bra, with built-in ice packs, as a new feature meant to make women feel refreshed this summer. Triumph Japan, a company known for its innovative launches which do not become commercially available, showed off its “Super Cool Bra” on several parading models. The bra’s cups are […]

Babies set to tear up the ring

May 9, 2012

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The crying game: Two toddlers battle it out through tears during Gokoku Shrine’s annual naki-zumo (crying baby sumo) event. While the grown-up sumo wrestlers prepare for the upcoming grand sumo tournament in Tokyo (starting May 6), a somewhat younger field of competitors will face off in Hiroshima. Dressed in colorful kimono, the contestants will compete in speed […]

Japanese woman jailed for deliberately breaking legs of four babies

February 5, 2012

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A Japanese woman has been jailed after deliberately breaking the legs of four babies because she was jealous of happy mothers. Saotome was found guilty of deliberately harming the babies and sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison by a court in Ashikaga, Tochigi, around 50 miles north of Tokyo Japanese woman jailed for deliberately breaking […]


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