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Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

By Brian Powell April 17, 2014

In the 2013-14 Major League Baseball offseason, the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, a Japanese major league baseball team, listed pitcher Masahiro Tanaka as an available player to the MLB postings at a fee of $20 million. Shortly following the listing, …

Japan Diaper Shortage: The Bizarre Explanation Japan Diaper Shortage: The Bizarre Explanation

The words “diaper shortage” may lead some to scratch their heads when paired with Japan. After all, Japan’s low birthrates are practically notorious at this point. It’s well understood that the current generation is hardly concerned with keeping the population …

NM4 Vultus Motorcycle Unveiled by Honda NM4 Vultus Motorcycle Unveiled by Honda

Friday at the 30th annual Osaka Motorcycle Show, Honda unveiled its new NM4 Vultus motorcycle, which features “Front Massive Styling.” The rider sits toward the rear of the bike, more like one would on a scooter, though the Vultus has …

Malaysian Airlines: Chinese Satellite Spots Object Malaysian Airlines: Chinese Satellite Spots Object

Another image of debris has been picked up by a Chinese satellite on Saturday, giving new hope for possible answers to the near three-week missing Malaysian flight MH370. The image is in close proximity to the other satellite images found …

Japan Earthquake Hits Three Main Islands Japan Earthquake Hits Three Main Islands

Fourteen injuries were reported Friday following an earthquake that struck the south coast of Japan. The quake occurred a little after 2 a.m. in the Iyonada inland sea that separates the country’s main islands, including Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu. It was reportedly …

California Earthquake: A Bullet Dodged California Earthquake: A Bullet Dodged

The 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Eureka, California on Sunday may be over, but scientists say that Northern California will remain under threat for many years to come. The Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific Northwest continues to be a …

California Earthquake: Not That Serious, You Guys California Earthquake: Not That Serious, You Guys

So, California had an earthquake Sunday. Earthquakes aren’t really “news” for the Golden State. They’re just a natural event that happens because these huge slabs (called tectonic plates) of rock below our feet are constantly playing a game like Jenga, …

Misao Okawa, World’s Oldest Woman, Turns 116 Misao Okawa, World’s Oldest Woman, Turns 116

Misao Okawa, from Osaka, Japan, is believed to be the world’s oldest woman, and she celebrated her 116th birthday on March 5th, 2014. To celebrate the event, Okawa wore a pink kimono covered in cherry blossoms, along with a blue …

Hulu Sells Off Japan Business To Nippon TV Hulu Sells Off Japan Business To Nippon TV

In 2011, Hulu finally went international with its launch in Japan. Its Japanese branch was doing pretty for itself as well with last quarter’s financial results revealing that it had doubled its subscribers in the region since the beginning of …

Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo Anne Frank Literature: 265 Books Destroyed in Tokyo

Since January, a vandal has been making the rounds, ripping pages out of Anne Frank books in libraries across Tokyo, Japan. Police investigators have counted a total of 265 damaged books. One of the most renowned, historical books of the …

Here's A Look At Over 20 Upcoming PS4 Games Here's A Look At Over 20 Upcoming PS4 Games

With the PS4 launching in Japan today, Sony has been busy in its home territory with launch parties, trailers and a bunch of celebratory videos. Capcom has already shared a new Deep Down trailer to coincide with the Japanese launch …

Fukushima Radiation to Reach U.S. Coast This Year Fukushima Radiation to Reach U.S. Coast This Year

The day the tsunamis hit Japan, which would eventually cause the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, will remain etched into my brain for a long time. I was frantically woken up by my mother on March 11, 2011; she ushered me to …

Scentee Wants To Make Your Phone Smell Like A Rose Scentee Wants To Make Your Phone Smell Like A Rose

In May of last year, Japanese company ChatPerf introduced the Scentee – a smartphone accessory that shoots out puffs of scented vapor. It was a bizarre product, but the kind of product that some consumers would really go for. If …

Japan Dolphin Hunts Continue In Spite Of Criticism Japan Dolphin Hunts Continue In Spite Of Criticism

Japan has been hunting dolphins for centuries. Several documentaries have exposed these hunts and shown how cruel and violent they can be. Japan has been heavily criticized for their hunts and many petitions have been created to stop them. In …

Japan Tainted Food Products on Recall Japan Tainted Food Products on Recall

There has been a recent outbreak of food poisoning in Japan, with hundreds of people sickened by contaminated frozen food. Food Company Maruha Nichiro recalled frozen products of lasagna and pancakes due to repeated complaints of vomiting and diarrhea. After …

Japan - Huge recall after pesticides found in food Japan - Huge recall after pesticides found in food
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Frozen foods in Japan have sickened 350 people and counting due to food poisoning. The frozen food products are said to be tainted with a pesticide according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. The company Maruhu Nichiro Holdings, after learning of …

Bluefin Tuna Prices Plummet At Japan Auction Bluefin Tuna Prices Plummet At Japan Auction
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Sushi restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura was the top bidder of bluefin tuna in the year’s first tuna auction at Tsukiji market in Tokyo, Japan. The event normally draws very high bids given Japan’s insatiable appetite for the fish. Kimura paid a …