Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

Mar 5, 2015

Felines rule on Ehime's Cat Island

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An army of feral cats rules a remote island in southern Japan, curling up in abandoned houses or strutting about in a fishing village where they outnumber the humans 6 to 1. Originally introduced to Aoshima to deal with mice that plagued fishermen's boats, the ...

Senators stage their own 'Survivor' show

/ Oct 29, 2014

Senators stage their own 'Survivor' show

Jeff Flake and Martin Heinrich were willing to go to great lengths to prove that a Democratic and Republican U.S. senator could work together. Like halfway around the world. The freshman senators traveled to an uninhabited tropical island north of Australia this summer for a ...

Sun-dazed on a distant archipelago

Aug 9, 2014

Sun-dazed on a distant archipelago

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It didn't take long for a seasoned group of truck drivers to stake their claim to the best seats in the house or, in this case, ferry. They positioned themselves on tiny plastic seats at the rear of the open deck as the ferry ...

Mar 27, 2014

Ehime resident hopes to heal with island cafe

A man from Ehime Prefecture opened a cafe last May on a tiny uninhabited island near the city of Matsuyama, in what he described as an attempt to bring one of his favorite childhood haunts back to life. Visiting the island, locally known as Kashima, ...

Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

Nov 21, 2013

Volcano rises from sea to form new islet

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A smoking cone emerged Wednesday from the Pacific during a volcanic eruption, forming a new islet about 1,000 km south of Tokyo in the Ogasawara chain, and the government hopes its arrival will be an avenue to extending Japan's ocean territory. The islet was formed ...