Fukushima: animal kingdom

Mar 8, 2014

Fukushima: animal kingdom

Kumassy is a cat. As yet he has no owner. No one knows where or when he was born, only that he was found slinking through the damp, cold streets of Okuma in Fukushima Prefecture on Dec. 28 before being scooped up by what ...

Next stop is Tetsudo Paradise

Mar 6, 2014

Next stop is Tetsudo Paradise

All aboard! Join the inaugural Tetsudo (Railway) Paradise 2014 event this weekend and experience everything you could want related to trains — ride a mini steam engine, watch a stage show featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and friends, even try on station-master uniforms. According ...

Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice

Feb 15, 2014

Euthanasia: the dilemma of choice

Euthanasia is an emotionally charged issue for people on both sides of the debate. Proponents of euthanasia argue that a person suffering from terminal illness should be given the freedom to choose how and when they die. Such discourse is given weight by the ...

Yuichiro Miura: on top of the world

Feb 8, 2014

Yuichiro Miura: on top of the world

Ever wondered what it feels like to stand on top of the world? Eighty-one-year-old alpinist Yuichiro Miura should know: He’s done it three times since turning 70. He became the oldest person to scale the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, in May last year, ...

Nagasaki lights up for the Chinese New Year

Jan 30, 2014

Nagasaki lights up for the Chinese New Year

Enjoy the Chinese New Year celebration in style at the Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2014, which kicks off on Jan. 31 and runs for two weeks in the city’s Chinatown and surrounding areas. After Portuguese ships arrived at its shores in 1571, Nagasaki became a ...