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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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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 cardigan, and a red flower in her hair. A special white cake, decorated with strawberries and candles, was prepared for …

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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 2013. Despite its successes, Hulu is getting rid of it. Hulu announced today that it will be selling its Japanese …

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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 Holocaust victim includes The Diary of a Young Girl, which details a firsthand account of Anne Frank’s experience. Evidence has …

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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 of the PS4, and now Sony has a number of videos showing some of the games coming to the system. …

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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 the television, where I saw footage of the damage that made my heart leap into my throat. I hurried to …

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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 you happen to like the idea of puffing strawberry vapor out of your phone, your dreams are now a reality. …

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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 spite of the criticism, Japan is defending the hunts and even calling them a tradition. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga …

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Japan Tainted Food Products on Recall, Consumers Fall ill

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 responding to frequent calls from consumers, the products were found tainted with a high level of Malathion, a pesticide used …

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Japan’s Tainted Food – Over 350 People Sickened

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 the illnesses, began recalling 6.4 million frozen products in late December – after discovering that they were in fact, tainted …

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Bluefin Tuna Prices Plummet At Japan Auction

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 whopping 7.36 million yen (about 70,000 USD) for the 507-pound fish. However, that price pales in comparison to his record …

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