All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Japan’

Ronald McDonald Gets a New, Hip Look

McDonald’s fast food restaurant chain unveiled a revamped, more modern rendering of their primary clown-mascot Ronald McDonald, and explained that the character will be “setting out on a global mission to rally the public through inspiring events.” The new Ronald now sports cargo pants, a sort of outdoors/adventure-inspired technical vest with many zippers, and a rugby shirt. The new gear …

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Masahiro Tanaka Dominating MLB Hitters

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, MLB teams came clamoring to Tanaka, longing to sign the Japanese ace to their team. The early frontrunners were the …

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Google Hits Japanese Link Networks

Google’s head of webspam tweeted early Tuesday morning that Google has taken action on seven Japanese link networks over the past few months. He’s proud of the team: Incredibly proud of Japanese webspam team. Over last few months they've taken action on seven link networks! Makes playing field more level. — Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) April 8, 2014 This revelation follows …

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Yelp Launches In Japan, Expands Platform To Spas & Salons

Continuing its ongoing international expansion, Yelp announced that it has now launched in Japan. This is the company’s 26th country, following a Mexico launch last month. Yelp’s efforts in Japan will begin in Toyko and Osaka. The site is available at Yelp.co.jp, or people in Japan can use the mobile app. “With over 126 million people, Japan is the tenth …

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Volcanic Island Niijima Merges With Neighboring Island

A volcanic island on the coast of Japan, Niijima Island, has said to have swallowed a part of a neighboring island. NASA has recorded Niijima’s continuous eruptions, and photos from the Operational Lang Imager on Landsat 8 showed a stream of smoke coming from the island, and it has overtaken its neighbor. Niijima, Japan’s newest island, is said to now …

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Emma Stone Promotes Spider-Man Film in Japan

Emma Stone and her Amazing Spider-Man 2 co-stars Andrew Garfield and Jamie Foxx promoted the new film in Japan on Sunday. Stone wowed the crowd — and her boyfriend, Garfield — at the promotional event, in a short, chic black mini dress that featured a colorful bib. Garfield was a little more low-key donning tartan pants with a black sweatshirt …

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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 growing. Is the report of a diaper shortage due to a sudden baby boom that no one saw coming? No, …

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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 the power of a standard “crotch rocket,” with its 745cc parallel-twin-powered engine. The NM4 was designed to be practical in …

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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 by an Australian satellite earlier this week, in the remote stretch of the southern Indian Ocean, a vast expanse of …

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Japan Earthquake: 6.3-Magnitude 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 at a depth of 80 kilometers, but experts say that the earthquake could have reached 700 kilometers. The U.S. Geological …

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California Earthquake: A Bullet Dodged, but Threat Remains

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 hot spot of geological activity, and may some day cause great damage to the region. Sunday wasn’t the first time …

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California Earthquake And Japan’s 3 Year Anniversary

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, where sometimes the edges slip and crack. That sends off these waves we occasionally end up feeling. California just happens …

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