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Hyogo craftsman's replica weapons tap cosplayer boom

May 15, 2016

Hyogo craftsman's replica weapons tap cosplayer boom

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A craftsman’s plastic processing business in western Japan has finally begun to take off as the exquisite toy weapons he produces become popular with the legion of costume-wearing manga fans known as “cosplayers.” Takumi Orii, an enthusiast of the “Gundam” animation series about giant ...

Cracks appear in media's view of disasters

| May 14, 2016

Cracks appear in media's view of disasters

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The Great East Japan Earthquake was Japan’s first major natural disaster since the rise of social media, and emergency planning outfits have been studying the data from March 11, 2011, in order better use SNS to save lives and help survivors. Online activities related ...

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

May 14, 2016

Japan OKs sharp cut in salmon, trout quota in Russian EEZ

Japan and Russia have agreed on a sharp cut in this year’s quota for salmon and trout fished by Japanese ships within Russia’s exclusive economic zone, according to the Japanese Fisheries Agency. The two countries also agreed that the Japanese side will switch from ...