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Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Nov 18, 2016

Japan ships leave on whaling expedition in Antarctic through March

Japanese vessels left Friday to conduct what Tokyo calls “research whaling” in the Antarctic Ocean through March. Japan is planning to hunt 333 Antarctic minke whales in its second whaling expedition in the Antarctic Ocean since an international court ruled against the practice in ...

Nov 18, 2016

Families love pets but lack disaster plans, survey finds

Pets are part of the family for 80.5 percent of some 3,500 people who were asked whether they would flee with their animals during a natural disaster. Despite this, just 4.2 percent of those surveyed had contingency plans in place for their pets. The ...

Take cover! Third run of collectible 'manhole cards' on the way

Nov 18, 2016

Take cover! Third run of collectible 'manhole cards' on the way

The Gesuido Koho Platform will release a third series of collectible “manhole cards” on Dec. 1 to meet rising demand since free distribution began last April. The cards detail manhole covers across Japan that have been decorated with unique local designs. The new series ...

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

Nov 18, 2016

3-D optical illusion artwork in Tokyo familiarizes Syria problem

A three-dimensional optical illusion artwork designed to encourage people to think about the Syrian civil war was unveiled in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward on Thursday. The artwork, depicting a devastated cityscape in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, was shown at Meiji University’s Surugadai campus. ...