Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

Nov 13, 2013

Crane breeding center crowded as birds age

The Okayama Prefectural Nature Conservation Center in the town of Wake, known for having the nation’s largest population of Japanese cranes, has been wrestling with overcrowded breeding facilities as the birds age. Officials say that the unexpected longevity of the Japanese cranes, also known ...

Sadako paper crane returned to brother

Jul 13, 2013

Sadako paper crane returned to brother

An origami crane made by Sadako Sasaki, a girl from Hiroshima who died of leukemia 10 years after the 1945 U.S. atomic bombing of the city, was returned to her elder brother by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum on Friday. It is one of ...

Reaching from the skies

May 11, 2008

Reaching from the skies

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One of the classic images from Japanese anime — immortalized in the famous post-apocalyptic “Neon Genesis Evangelion” franchise — is of a child-pilot sitting at the controls of a robot that’s so huge it stands head and shoulders above the surrounding buildings. It’s the ...