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15

Oct

'Cat Island' is a feline's purrfect paradise
This small island off the coast of Japan is home to more cats than people.

30

Sep

Why the Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted without warningThe volcano started with a phreatic eruption, which can be like a volcano clearing its throat before a normal eruption.

Why the Japanese volcano Mount Ontake erupted without warning
The volcano started with a phreatic eruption, which can be like a volcano clearing its throat before a normal eruption.

16

Sep

Bo-taoshi: Exploring the beautifully dangerous sport of pole-toppling
Watch as two teams face off in a brutal bid to topple their opponents’ pole in this Japanese sport.

19

Jul

Do robots have souls?Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s androids blur the line between humanity and technology, and he believes his headline-grabbing Geminoids even have souls.

Do robots have souls?
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro’s androids blur the line between humanity and technology, and he believes his headline-grabbing Geminoids even have souls.

09

Jun

Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?The newly created Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council will promote marine mammal eco-tourism, offering a lucrative alternative as Japan loses its taste for hunting wild cetaceans.

Could whale-watching replace whaling in Japan?
The newly created Japan Whale and Dolphin Watching Council will promote marine mammal eco-tourism, offering a lucrative alternative as Japan loses its taste for hunting wild cetaceans.

22

Apr

Veggie ice cream: Crime against dessert or ripe idea?Hagaan Dazs introduces ice cream made with vegetables in Japan.

Veggie ice cream: Crime against dessert or ripe idea?
Hagaan Dazs introduces ice cream made with vegetables in Japan.

27

Mar

Grinning screws bring glee to humdrum home improvement projectsAlthough they won’t be replacing unexpressive flathead screws any time soon, these jolly screws from Japan just might get you to crack a smile during your next household project.

Grinning screws bring glee to humdrum home improvement projects
Although they won’t be replacing unexpressive flathead screws any time soon, these jolly screws from Japan just might get you to crack a smile during your next household project.

25

Feb

What’s the cancer risk for those still living near Fukushima?While only looking at traces of cesium, researchers say that the amount of radiation exposure matches what Japanese are exposed to from natural sources.

What’s the cancer risk for those still living near Fukushima?
While only looking at traces of cesium, researchers say that the amount of radiation exposure matches what Japanese are exposed to from natural sources.

29

Jan

26

Jan

'Rabbit Island' attracts pet-loving tourists despite its dark pastAlthough it once housed poison gas factories, Japan’s small island of Okunoshima is now home to hundreds of friendly bunnies.

'Rabbit Island' attracts pet-loving tourists despite its dark past
Although it once housed poison gas factories, Japan’s small island of Okunoshima is now home to hundreds of friendly bunnies.