All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Japan’

Tsunami Warning For Japan Downgraded

A tsunami warning that was issued for Japan was downgraded to a watch at about 10 am local time. A 6.7 magnitude earthquake, for which the epicenter was at a depth of about 14 miles, shook much of northeast Japan. It was reported that the quake could be felt all the way in Tokyo, which is about 330 miles away. …

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Netflix Announces Japan Launch Plans

Netflix announced its plans to launch in Japan in the fall. This is part of the company’s full global roll-out, which is planned to be be completed by the end of next year. “With its rich culture and celebrated creative traditions, Japan is a critical component of our plan to connect people around the world to stories they love,” said …

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Gracie Gold Advances to Grand Prix Final

Figure skater and 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics team bronze medalist Gracie Gold won the women’s free skate at the NHK Trophy event in Osaka, Japan on Saturday. The victory allowed her to come in first overall and to secure a spot in the Grand Prix Final. Gold, the 2014 U.S. national champion, was in first place after the short program, …

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Tsunami In Japan Is Not Happening After 5.6 Earthquake

Even though buildings in Tokyo were shaking because of the latest 5.6 earthquake that hit Japan yesterday, no Tsunami warning was sounded. That’s because experts in Japan were positive a tsunami was not going to happen. And it didn’t happen. “There was no abnormality in our monitoring at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following the earthquake. Also, we have …

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Amazon Coins Expanded To Two More Countries

Amazon Coins (not to be confused with Amazon’s recently launched store for collectable coins) is expanding into Japan and Australia. The virtual currency was launched last year, and the company says customers have already spent hundreds of millions of Amazon Coins. Amazon’s Mike Hines writes in a blog post: Now customers in Japan and Australia can use Amazon Coins on …

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Rare Blue-Colored Red King Crab Caught in Alaska

An exceedingly rare blue-colored red king crab was caught in Norton Sound, Alaska on the fourth of July, and ended up making its rounds as a sort of tourist attraction. Commercial crabber Frank McFarland discovered the unique crab in one of the pots set down from his boat, The Nome Nugget. McFarland stored the crab at the Norton Sound Seafood …

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Super Typhoon Neoguri Heads for Japan

Super Typhoon Neoguri is expected to reach Okinawa early Tuesday, in what has been described as a “once in decades” storm. The Japan Meteorological Agency has measured sustained winds of 123 miles per hour, with gusts so far hitting 168 miles per hour. The storm has generated waves 46 feet high. Meteorological Agency official Satoshi Ebihara warned, “there is a …

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Fukushima Radiation Tested for Along Pacific Coast

In March of 2011, a 9.0 earthquake in the Pacific triggered a tsunami which hit the coast of Japan, nearly demolishing the Fukushima nuclear power plant and resulting in huge amounts of radiation being washed into the ocean. In the three years since the event occurred, not much fall-out has been seen from the nuclear waste. However, many coastal cities …

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Japan Wants to Give Tourists Free Wi-Fi in Tons of Public Places by 2016

There are a bunch of wonderful things about being a tourist in Japan–the food, the culture, the nightlife, and the history, to name a few. But one thing tourists have complained about for years is the difficulty of accessing Wi-Fi in the country. When navigating a foreign country (especially for the first time), access to reliable internet is crucial. Now, …

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Sailor Moon Is Back And Uncut, Streaming On Hulu

Sailor Moon, like Akira and Ranma 1/2, was for many their first exposure to anime. The popular television series first aired in the U.S. back in September 1995 and is now making a comeback in its original unedited form. Viz Media announced today that it has acquired the North American rights to the entire Sailor Moon anime franchise. The license …

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Megamouth Shark: Rarest Shark in the World Hooked

A “rare and mysterious” megamouth shark — and what a mouth it is — was caught from the depths of the ocean off the Shizuoka coast of Japan. A gathering of over 1500 Japanese watched as the “rarest shark in the world” was dissected. According to Japanese Daily Press, “The Marine Science Museum in Shizuoka, Japan dissected the animal caught …

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Tokyo Earthquake Doesn’t Cause Much Trouble, Rattles John Mayer

Tokyo earthquakes aren’t all that uncommon. In fact, the entire region is somewhat unstable thanks to the geological makeup of the islands. It’s still unsettling to feel the earth rumble, especially since the wounds from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake still haven’t healed. Reuters is reporting that Tokyo and surrounding regions was hit by an earthquake early Monday morning. The quake …

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