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2 hrs ago | The Tribune

At least 6 dead, 22 missing in Hiroshima landslide

In this aerial photo, a survivor is lifted by a rescue helicopter from an area devastated by a massive landslide in Hiroshima, western Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Landslide, Asia, World News

Justin Timberlake ice Bucket Challenges

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Should the U.S. Capitol Have a POW/MIA Memorial?

2 hrs ago | International Business Times

Japan Resumes Exports of Fukushima Rice, Singapore to Receive 1st Batch

Singapore will be the first country, since 2011, to receive some 300 kilogrammes of rice harvested at Sukagawa City.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, World News, Asian Tsunami Disaster

3 hrs ago |

Reports: 8 dead, 13 missing in Hiroshima landslide

Video footage from the national broadcaster NHK showed suburban homes in the western Japanese city surrounded by streams of mud and debris, and residents picking their way over piles of rocks and dirt.


Related Topix: Landslide, Asia, World News, Weather

3 hrs ago | NHK World

Landslides caused by heavy rain kill 3 people

Torrential rain has hit Hiroshima Prefecture in western Japan, causing landslides and flooding.


Related Topix: Weather, World News, Asia

4 hrs ago | Dear Kitty

Japanese government honours war criminals again

Jan Ruff-O'Herne told her shocking story on Australian Story in 2001 - a secret that took her 50 years to come to terms with before finally, she revealed it in a letter to her two daughters.


Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, South Korea, Park Geun-hye

8 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

As maritime disputes simmer, Vietnam counts cost of anti-China riots

After anti-Chinese rioters attacked his auto-parts factory in May, Lee Wang-chung and his family had to leave town in a hurry.


Related Topix: South Korea, World News, Asia,

9 hrs ago |

Tokyo Japan Solidarity Action With Gaza-Protest At Zim Tokyo Offices

A labor delegation of visited the offices of Zim in Tokyo to protest of the massacre and attacks on the workers and people of Gaza.


Related Topix: World News, Israel, Middle East

12 hrs ago | CiteULike

The 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami: Similarities and Differences...

A post-tsunami field survey following the 2011 Tohoku-oki Earthquake Tsunami was carried out to asses inundated area in Sendai Plain, Northeast Japan.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, World News

13 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Urethritis Caused by Novel Neisseria meningitidis Serogroup W in Man Who Has Sex with Men, Japan

To the Editor: We report a case of urethritis caused by a novel multilocus sequence type , 10651, of the ST11/electrophoretic type -37 complex Neisseria meningitidis serotype W. The patient was a man who has sex with men.


Related Topix: Human Sexuality, World News,

13 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Preve...

Invasive Infection Caused by Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter soli, Japan

To the Editor: Infections caused by Acinetobacter spp., especially A. baumannii , have been increasingly documented in recent years.


Related Topix: World News,

14 hrs ago | Thanh Nein News

East Asian cultures hit Hanoi in August

Korea's Talchum dance performance is among the highlights of the week of South Korean cultural activities, which is being held from August 17 - 23 in Hanoi.


Related Topix: World News, Vietnam,

19 hrs ago | Kotaku

Is This The Oldest Image of a White Dude in Japan?

Blond hair. A big nose. These aren't just the white people stereotypes Japanese people have today.


Related Topix: World News

21 hrs ago | NHK World

Saiki: Ministry gathering information on hostage

Japan's vice foreign minister Akitaka Saiki says officials are doing their best to confirm the identity and safety of what appears to be a Japanese hostage in Syria.


Related Topix: World News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

SciFi Japan

Viz Media and Eleven Arts Add Canada Theatrical Screenings for Road to Ninja - Naruto the Movie

VIZ Media, LLC, the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, in partnership with Los Angeles-based film distribution company ELEVEN ARTS , will hold special Canadian theatrical screenings of ROAD TO NINJA - NARUTO THE MOVIE and Oscar nominated director Yoji Yamada's samurai film LOVE AND HONOR.


Related Topix: Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, World News, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga, North America, Canada

Marin Independent Journal

Beth Ashley's Since You Asked: Enola Gay navigator was a memorable interview

Recently deceased Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, navigator of the Enola Gay, was a fascinating interview.


Related Topix: World News, Asia

The Bullet Train That Could Change Everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.


Related Topix: Texas, California High-Speed Rail, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, World News, Houston, TX

South China Morning Post

Japanese firms encourage workers to sleep on the job

In Japan, inemuri - or "sleeping while present" - is considered the preserve of employees exhausted by their commitment to work, rather than a sign of indolence.


Related Topix: Sleep, Medicine, Health, World News,


How Lady Gaga Finally Delighted Nationalists in Japan

Last week, Lady Gaga wandered around Tokyo. Her outfit made some people on the Japanese internet upset .


Related Topix: World News, South Korea,


NEWBlogWhere's the hidden city in Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade? Here

If you've got even a hint of film nerd about you, there's a good chance you'll freak out over getting to visit these real life film sets.


Related Topix: World News

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Changwon City Offers Student Exchange Program

A group of Japanese youngsters visited the southeastern city of Changwon for a week as part of an exchange program.


Related Topix: World News, Education Etc.